Allysin Kay explained on Twitter why she waited to call out Tessa Blanchard for allegedly using a racist slur towards wrestler Black Rose:
The reason I’ve never said anything until now is because it wasn’t my story to tell. I made it clear to La Rosa that I had her back, and today was the day she gave me permission. You can’t force someone to come forward, but you can be there for them. THAT is “supporting women”.
— Allysin Kay (@Sienna) 11 January 2020
AEW star and former Impact Wrestling knockout Tanea Brooks (Rebel) backed up Kay’s story:
I like to think people change over time. But I can confirm the bad behavior & non supportive attitude in Japan, I was there https://t.co/u1e60bgdE6
— REBEL/ Tanea (@RebelTanea) 11 January 2020
Renee Michelle, who recently appeared on WWE television in the 24/7 Title segments with her husband Drake Maverick, also commented on the incident:
The day I got the call from my gf La Rosa Negra of the incident- she made me promise to keep my mouth shut because she was afraid of being blacked ball by her. As promised, I did. So I helped her get into Marvelous which is another Japanese promotion.
— ✨🦋 Renee Michelle 🦋✨ (@1ReneeMichelle) 11 January 2020