IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Don Callis joined Dave and Bully on Busted Open Radio earlier in the week to discuss several topics.
When the newest IMPACT Wrestling Knockout – Tessa Blanchard‘s name was mentioned he had the following to say:
“Love her. I just think she’s… I’m not even going to say she’s a great Knockout but she’s a great wrestler. It’s always those gender issues with respect to wrestling. It’s the man’s match, the woman’s match. Sometimes when you start talking about matches in the context of just ‘No, that was my favorite match’ and I had that back in the day when Gail Kim and Awesome Kong were working together. That was my favorite match, not just my favorite Knockouts match, that was just my favorite match of the night. And I think Tessa has the potential to be one of those transformational performers where it’s not about Knockouts match, non-Knockouts match, it’s just about her being a great wrestler. I like everything about her. She’s just so polished, she’s got a great mean streak and she’s got something that’s rare in the business, she’s got a fifth gear that she could kick into.”
Tessa Blanchard is a third generation Knockout who made her debut on IMPACT during the Redemption Pay Per View. Tessa joined Josh Mathews and Don Callis on commentary and held nothing back. She later went on to terrorize Kiera Hogan and currently is embroiled in a feud with Madison Rayne who defeated her at Under Pressure.