While the debate of whether intergender wrestling belongs in today’s professional wrestling (SPOILER: It does), IMPACT Wrestling‘s Tessa Blanchard has become one of the flag bearers, not just during her current run in IMPACT, where she’s been taking on IMPACT World Champion Sami Callihan and his cronies in OvE, but across multiple promotions. Her match against Brian Cage at WrestleCircus in early 2018 was one of the year’s best matches. Over the past year or so, she’s taken on such names as Jake Atlas, Anthony Bowens, Daga, The Lucha Brothers, Scorpio Sky, Rickey Shane Page, John Morrison, and more, in addition to Cage, Callihan, and the members of OvE. But on January 4, 2020, she’s facing what could be her most dangerous challenge to date – she’s called out GCW World Champion and King of American Hardcore, Nick Gage.
FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ?
“BLANCHARD CALLS OUT THE KING” – The Slammer
No Submissions, No DQ,
No Rules, NO HOLDS BARRED
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Despite his gruff exterior, the former 4x CZW World Champion has actually been a strong supporter of intergender matches, and this year alone, he’s faced the likes of Kris Statlander, Maria Manic, Addy Starr, and Jordynne Grace. The January match is set to go down on January 4 at ICW New York’s No Holds Barred event, where every match is No DQ, No Submissions, and No Rules, putting Blanchard squarely inside Gage’s world – the world of Murder Death Kill (MDK), a world that Gage rarely loses in.
The card, which is still shaping up, has already announced the following matches:
- Chris Dickinson vs. Killer Kross
- Low Ki vs. Masashi Takeda
- SHLAK vs. Necro Butcher
- Eddie Kingston vs. Tony Deppen
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