Blanchard Challenges Taya, Next Week’s IMPACT, Santos Debuts

July 11, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

In the video below, IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie made her first appearance since winning the title against Tessa Blanchard at this month’s IMPACT Homecoming PPV. Valkyrie put the entire division on notice that if they want a shot at the title, she is there to defend it. She specifically called out Blanchard, who is currently suspended from the show for attacking Gail Kim. Blanchard jumped on Twitter to respond to the champion, as seen below:

“She talks so much when I’m not there to do actually something about it,” Blanchard said. “Impact management suspend me because they wanted to punish me for what I did to Gail Kim, they wanted me to sit at home and think about it. Yeah, well I thought about it and I loved it. If I had to do it again, I would. Because at Homecoming, Gail Kim screwed me! And if it wasn’t for her, I’d still be the Knockouts Champion. So, Taya, you can enjoy this big return to Mexico because on February 15, my suspension is lifted and I’m going to return to Mexico and take what’s mine. You want to be a fighting champion? How about on February 15, you fight me.”

On Feb 15 @IMPACTWRESTLING lifts my suspension & I want my Championship back. See ya in Mexico, “Champ.” pic.twitter.com/mL533R6d6R
— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) January 26, 2019

Below are the matches and segments announced for next week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling:
– Killer Kross & Moose vs. Brian Cage & Johnny Impact
– Pentagon Jr., Fenix & Taurus vs. LAX & Daga

– Allie & Su Yung vs. Jordynne Grace & Kiera Hogan
– The Rascalz vs. Eddie Edwards & Eli Drake
– Rich Swann talks about his past with Sami Callihan

NEXT WEEK on @PursuitChannel and @Twitch!
The Lucha Bros and Taurus vs. LAX and @Daga_wrestler @AllieImpact and @realsuyung vs. @JordynneGrace and @HoganKnowsBest3
The Rascalz vs. @TheEddieEdwards and @TheEliDrake@GottaGetSwann speaks on his past with @TheSamiCallihan! pic.twitter.com/AS7gpdsmwL
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 26, 2019

As announced by @CyrusOverHuge on @Twitch next week our Main Event is set! #BreakingNews @realKILLERkross & @TheMooseNation vs. @MrGMSI_BCage & @TheRealMorrison pic.twitter.com/bXcfsFossA
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 26, 2019

On this week’s episode, IMPACT welcomed Melissa Santos to the promotion as their new Backstage Interviewer. You can check out her first appearance below as she spoke with Killer Kross & Moose:

Welcome to IMPACT Wrestling @ThisIsMelSantos! @realKILLERkross promises to end Johnny IMPACT’s legacy tonight. #IMPACT
WATCH NOW FOR FREE – https://t.co/jyZYT6QL46 pic.twitter.com/PfRS2Wl6Us
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 26, 2019

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