Independent Wrestler Leva Bates Appears on Impact

Independent wrestler, Leva Bates, made a surprise appearance on last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling.

Bates appeared in a backstage segment with Hulk Hogan and Sting, masquerading as a stage hand asking Hogan, Impact’s General Manager, to sign some documents before spraying both of the legends in the eyes with some sort of substance. Leva was revealed to be in cahoots with the Aces & Eights group who then attacked the pair and abducted them.

No word yet on whether Leva will have a permanent role with TNA going forward or if it was a one-time appearance.

Bates has built up a cult fanbase on the independents due to her quirky personality and love of cosplay; she wrestles wearing costumes of pop culture characters and superheroes, including Spider-Man and Captain Jack Sparrow. She is best known for her work in promotions such as SHIMMER, SHINE and WSU.

Bates is an Orlando local and was trained at the Team 3D Academy under current TNA star, Bully Ray, which could explain how she got the part. She has previously tried out for the company — she and Isis the Amazon competed in a tryout dark match last year.

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  • TCsinger09

    I was like screaming at my TV last night “OMG THATS LEVA BATES!!” It would kinda be interesting if the Aces of 8 gained some mysterious women in the group so it would put all of the roster on notice not just the guys

  • Marshy

    TNA should be signing Leva Bates to become a KO,since recently that they have let go Angelina Love,Velvet Sky,and Winter. When half of your Staff have left that you hire new Staff to fufill the void of your former Staff member or members who have left your company to proceed other opinions. Both wrestling companies are Guilty As Charged by this association of business practice.

  • bxradimus

    Leva Bates is pretty awful in the ring so I hope if she does get signed, the in-ring appearances are limited.

    • GailKim95

      What are you talking about? Leva is far from awful in the ring

    • Dave Muscarella

      If you think Leva’s “pretty awful” then I highly suggest you watch her stuff from the last 12 months. This year, she’s wrestled:

      Kimber Lee
      Mercedes Martinez
      Portia Perez
      Sara Del Rey

      And she will be wrestling Kalamity in 2 weeks which will be AMAZING. Yeah, she is known for her comedy more than anything. But, the crowd loves her. And her in ring work has been fantastic this year. All those people I listed had great matches against her. The match was Lufisto was especially great. Watch her work in SHINE and WSU. Its quality stuff.

  • Mikas

    Leva currently works for Shimmer, Shine, WSU, AIW and Indygurlz. With TNA’s new policy regarding indies she wont be able to work there anymore. I hope she is smart enough to negotiate for a proper contract (if she ends up on TNA’s roster).

  • Ryan

    Isn’t she Joey Ryan’s girl? She’s only there for him haha 87%

  • JamieKym

    Damn, How many times TNA put this girl on an episode and then she just isn’t there? Remember the Kong $25,000 Challenge?

    • Joshi Rules

      Leva is a convenient person for TNA to have to make one time appearances. TNA is shot at Universal Studios in Orlando and Leva works at Universal Studios. She can easily make one time appearances for the company whenever they need her.