We just started a new month, and as May begins, that also means some things might end. Leva Bates’ contract is a perfect example of something that ended when May started.

Leva Bates was one of AEW’s original signees for their women’s division. The former Blue Pants in NXT also took an office role in the company on top of her work in the ring. It seems that her time with Tony Khan’s company is over now.

She was given a librarian gimmick at first, along with Peter Avalon. Leva Bates did the best she could with that, but she didn’t do much on television after AEW’s first months.

Leva Bates logged onto Twitter where she revealed that her AEW contract ended today. It doesn’t seem like she has any sour grapes over the situation, as she wished everyone the best.


As of today, my contract with AEW has expired.

The last four years have been quite a ride; I’ve learned so much and grown exponentially. I’ve seen wrestling history take place as someone who was on the team since before the first show. I appreciate & love all the crew, staff and talent; I will cherish all our memories together. I’ve given my time, my focus, and my effort to the company, but now I’ve got to focus on myself, my future and my career. I hope you all, my friends, fans and loved ones, stay with me through this next chapter of my journey. I hope to make you all proud no matter where I go.

We’ll have to see where Leva Bates ends up next. She could benefit another pro wrestling company, but her time in AEW has come to an end. Leva Bates’ exit from the company could very well be one of many coming up in the next few months.

What’s your take on this AEW departure? Are you shocked to see Leva Bates go? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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