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Tessa Blanchard wins Impact World title at Hard to Kill


A controversial weekend for Tessa Blanchard ended with her winning Impact Wrestling's World Championship at tonight's Hard to Kill pay-per-view.

Blanchard won the Impact World title by defeating Sami Callihan in the main event of the show. The finishing sequence of the match saw Blanchard hit two Canadian Destroyers and a hammerlock DDT to win the title.

Blanchard gave a speech to the crowd after Hard to Kill went off the air.

After Blanchard tweeted "Hey women, try supporting one another. Cool things happen" yesterday, she was accused of having previously bullied other wrestlers and of an incident where she spat in La Rosa Negra's face and called her the n-word while they were in Japan in 2017.

Blanchard didn't do media at yesterday's media day for Hard to Kill or after her match tonight. She posted two tweets yesterday denying the allegations.

The Callihan vs. Blanchard match was billed as "the first time in professional wrestling that a woman would challenge a man for the top title live on pay-per-view."