Controversial wrestler Tessa Blanchard has been stripped of her world title and sacked by IMPACT Wrestling.
It comes just weeks after she was accused of racially abusing a fellow athlete, which she denies, but is not thought to be related to the race accusation.
Blanchard became the first woman to win a men’s world championship belt when she defeated Sami Callihan at the ‘Hard to Kill’ pay-per-view event in January.
But her reign has now ended after 159 days amid reports that relations between the wrestler and the promotion had severely soured over the past month.
In a brief statement, IMPACT Wrestling said: “Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.”