Tessa Blanchard Staying With Impact, Nakamura Update, Neville
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
At such a young age, Tessa Blanchard has already proven why she is one of the best female wrestlers on the entire planet. Fans were disappointed when WWE decided not to sign her after her performance in the Mae Young Classic last year, but Blanchard has since begun working in Impact Wrestling. Blanchard has been competing for Impact for several months now, but the 22-year-old third-generation wrestling has now officially signed a long-term deal with the promotion that will see her compete there for years and year to come. Blanchard will still be able to compete on the independent circuit during her Impact run, which could end up making her one of the biggest female talents in the entire world.
Shinsuke Nakamura had been out of action for a number of weeks after it was confirmed that he was bitten by a police dog a few weeks back. His previously announced match with Jeff Hardy was moved to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, but after it was announced last night that he would be facing AJ Styles one more time during tongiht's Smackdown show, fans began to wonder if this meant that "The king of Strong Style" had been cleared to compete. Nakamura has indeed been cleared by WWE's doctors to wrestle again as he just returned to the ring during last night's WWE live event in Augusta, Main. Nakamura fought AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in a No Disqualification match, but he was not able to get the win.
Fans may be surprised to learn that Neville is still under contract with WWE since he has not made an appearance on television in almost a year, but that is because Neville requested his release from the company last year, and WWE has decided to have him wait out the remainder of his deal instead of just releasing him. Fans have not seen or heard much from the former NXT and Cruiserweight Champion, but a new photo of "The King of the Cruiserweights" just surfaced online recently. The Mid Breath Gym Instagram account shared a photo of Neville from when he recently visited the establishment. As of now, there is no word on Neville's current status with WWE or when his current deal is set to expire.