The reigning, defending World Champion of IMPACT Wrestling, Tessa Blanchard, has issued a statement addressing recent racism/bullying accusations made against her.

As noted, Blanchard posted her initial response to the controversy prior to the IMPACT Hard To Kill 2020 pay-per-view last Sunday in Dallas, Texas.

She would again address the issue in an emotional speech to the crowd after the IMPACT Hard To Kill PPV went off the air, as the news continued to spread as the PPV was happening live, including Tessa Blanchard losing work and being pulled from indy wrestling shows due to the alleged incidents.

Once again, Blanchard has shared a post on her official Twitter feed (@Tess_Blanchard) responding to claims that she spat in the face of, and used a racial slur towards fellow wrestler Le Rosa Negra.

Ahead of the full statement, Blanchard wrote a quick note to her fans that read, "I hope everyone will take a moment to read this."

Check out the statement from Tessa Blanchard's official Twitter page below.

For those who missed it, Le Rosa Negra released her own statement regarding the situation. You can check that out via the video embedded at the top of this page from the Spanish-language Contralona YouTube channel.

(Editor's Note: Click the "CC" close-captions to enable English subtitles.)