The term ‘hottest free agent’ doesn’t really apply to former Impact Wrestling World Champion, Tessa Blanchard right now. It’s hard to deny her in-ring skills and star potential, but her bad attitude and a very messy exit from Impact Wrestling made her less than desirable to fans of all companies. However it was only a matter of time before either WWE or AEW started talks with her, and it seems like AEW is close to reaching a contract with both her and her husband Daga.
AEW Officials Considering A Redemption Arc Storyline For Tessa Blanchard
As first reported by SeScoops, Blanchard & Daga have been negotiating with AEW for over a month, and one of their sources close to AEW claims that it’s “all but a formality” until they get signed to contracts. This doesn’t come as much of a shock, as they build up their women’s division, a major star signing just makes sense.
We even could see Tessa debut at Double or Nothing, much like how major male stars like Matt Sydal & Brian Cage debuted at previous AEW PPV events. However, reports that AEW officials plan on acknowledging Tessa’s past on TV and give her a redemption arc of sorts have not sat well with fans.
Doing this with drug or alcohol issues has been done in the past, but never with someone who’s issues boil down to her being a racist bully backstage. She was called out by numerous wrestlers who’ve dealt with her in the locker room, and it will be an uphill struggle for fans to accept this storyline.
Daga Recently Vacated The AAA Latin American Championship
Coming in with her would be Daga, as they’ve become something of a package deal. Daga is a damn good professional wrestler, as shown by his time in Impact Wrestling, but he’s not the star of the duo. His signing with a major company was teased when he vacated the AAA Latin American Championship after a 556 day reign, clearing him up to join anywhere.
Daga coming alongside Tessa just makes sense, but he risks either being linked to her as a manager or getting lost in the hunt of the TNT Championship. That is unless he’s got another gear that fans haven’t seen yet, waiting for a major TV signing. Do you see Daga standing out in AEW? Will Tessa Blanchard’s issues actually be put to the forefront? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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