Over the weekend Impact Wrestling held what some are calling an extremely successful PPV called Redemption. Looking at this show with fresh eyes it does seem like the company is going for a new start and finally could be headed in a new direction. It is clear that the new owners have needed time to work through a lot of the past issues that have plagued this company, and even though they have "relaunched" multiple time at this point if this show is an indication it does seem like the company is on the right foot. However, one thing that is sticking out about this past weekends event is a somewhat surprising debut of a new female talent for the company.
Now most fans know that the WWE never seems to be content as far as talent is concerned and is always on the look out for a new star even if their roster is filled to the brim. In many ways that was the case now with rumors all over about the WWE's interest in second generation star Tessa Blanchard. For those who don't know Tessa was a stand out member of the Mae Young Classic last year and has been on the companies radar since the tournament last year. As you could probably guess at this point though Tessa hasn't signed with the WWE and has instead signed with Impact Wrestling debuting with the company over the weekend.
One thing that has now come into question what this means for her possible move to the WWE joining boyfriend Ricochet. If I had to guess I would think that at least for now this means Tessa will remain on the companies radar and will instead enjoy her first taste of national exposure with Impact Wrestling instead of WWE. For years I have wanted Impact to build their own stars from the ground up like they did when the company first began and this is a perfect example of exactly what I've always wanted them to do.
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