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Impact Wrestling Terminates Tessa Blanchard’s Contract, AEW Dynamite Draws Its All Time Lowest Viewership

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 25, 1988) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

Dr. Death vs. Joe Cruise

Barry Windham vs. Trent Knight

Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard vs. Scrubs

[Clip] Nikita Koloff vs. Al Perez

Sting vs. Scrub

Midnight Express vs. Scrubs

• Impact Wrestling Terminates Tessa Blanchard’s Contract

PWInsider has confirmed that Impact Wrestling has stripped Tessa Blanchard of the Impact World Championship and terminated her contract.

Below is the statement that was issued:

“Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.”

Tessa was scheduled to defend the Impact World Title at Slammiversary on July 18, and was told to send a promos from Mexico for a June episode of Impact (as she’s stuck in Mexico), but she didn’t.

There were several attempts made to have her come back and drop the Title, but neither side could come to terms.

Tessa became the 1st ever woman to hold the Impact World Championship, when she defeated Sami Callihan at “Hard To Kill” PPV in January to win the Title.

• AEW Dynamite Draws Its All Time Lowest Viewership

This week’s episode of WWE NXT on the USA Network, which featured the NXT North American Championship being defended in the main event, drew 786,000 viewers (up from last week’s 746,000 viewers).

On the other hand, this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, which featured the final build-up for Fyter Fest, drew 633,000 viewers (down from last week’s 772,000 viewers).

This means NXT beat Dynamite by 153,000 viewers this week.

This turned out to be the lowest viewership for AEW Dynamite so far.

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