New Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard has had quite the week.
When she hasn't been making history by bagging the belt at Hard To Kill by beating Sami Callihan, Blanchard has been mired in a social media sh*tstorm and racism allegations on Twitter. Those were immediately denied, but now Blanchard has opened up with a definitive statement on such rumours.
She posted the following on her Twitter account in the early hours of Friday morning:
"Over the last week I have been accused of calling a fellow wrestler a racial slur. To read this allegation has been personally upsetting. To be clear, I absolutely did not use that word. That word is not in my vocabulary. That word is not in my heart. Racism is not in my heart.
Yet, I know many people will have to deal with racism in a way I will never have to. Racism is an awful part of American history, and it is equally awful that it's still a part of our society today. While I did not do what was claimed, I stand ready to use my platform to support the fight against racism however I can".
The world awaits responses from those who previously accused Blanchard. They're likely incoming.