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Tessa Blanchard Issues Statement Regarding Claims Of Her Using The N-Word

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 17, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.

Here is the card:

1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Barry O

2. Kamala vs. Don Driggers

3. Demolition vs. Salvatore Bellomo & Mario Mancini

4. Piper’s Pit (w/ Jack Tunney & Hulk Hogan)

5. Hercules vs. Jim Parks

6. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Terry Gibbs vs. The Killer Bees

• Tessa Blanchard Issues Statement Regarding Claims Of Her Using The N-Word

Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard was recently accused of being racist and using the N-word.

Tessa has now issued a statement regarding this and you can read it below:

“Over the last week I have been accused of calling a fellow wrestler a racial slur. To read this allegation has been personally upsetting.

To be clear, I absolutely did not use that word. That word is not in my vocabulary. That word is not in my heart. Racism is not in my heart.

Yet I know many people have to deal with racism in a way I will never have to. Racism is an awful part of American history, and it is equally awful that it’s still part of our society today.

While I did not do what was claimed, I stand ready to use my platform to support the fight against racism however I can.”

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