Published On: Fri, Jan 17th, 2020

WWE Hall Of Famer Blasts Tessa Blanchard’s Impact World Title Win, Calls It ‘Worst Idea’ In Company’s History

Tessa Blanchard walks toward the ring during an episode of WWE NXT.

When Tessa Blanchard became the first woman to win the Impact World Championship at Impact Wrestling‘s Hard to Kill pay-per-view on Sunday, her win was surrounded by controversy, given the recent allegations that she had previously bullied several ex-colleagues and used racist language against an opponent. However, that wasn’t on WWE Hall of Famer Booker T’s mind when he criticized her history-making victory on the latest episode of his podcast.

As quoted by Wrestling Inc., Booker explained this week on his Hall of Fame podcast that he has to respect Blanchard for winning a previously male-only title because she’s a talented wrestler and is “really good” at what she does. However, he went on to stress that he feels giving her the Impact World Championship is the “worst idea” in the promotion’s entire history, as it has the potential of making male wrestlers look and feel inferior in the ring.

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WWE Hall Of Famer Blasts Tessa Blanchard’s Impact World Title Win, Calls It ‘Worst Idea’ In Company’s History