Leva Bates

Oct 10, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Leva Bates
Height: 5’2″
Weight: 114 lbs.
Date of birth: May 21, 1983
Hometown: Madisonville, KY
Pro debut: 2006
Trained by: The Dudley Boyz
Finishing move: Critical Confirmation

Biography

– Bates made an appearance on TNA Impact in May 2008, losing to Awesome Kong in short order
– On November 8, 2008, Bates defeated Betsy Ruth & Lexie Fyfe to win the vacant SCW Florida Womens Title
– Bates debuted for Shimmer Women Athletes in 2009 at Volume 28, when she and Kimberly Kash lost a tag team match to Kacey Diamond and Sassy Stephie.
– On November 20, 2011, Bates defeated Jessika Haze to win the CCW Ladies Title
– On February 11, 2012, Bates defeated Santana to retain the CCW Ladies Title
– Bates debuted in Shine Wrestling at their first event in July 2012.
– In February 2014, Bates teamed with Mia Yim to enter the tournament to determine the inaugural Shine Tag Team Champions. Collectively known as The Lucha Sisters, Bates and Yim defeated The Kimber Bombs (Cherry Bomb and Kimber Lee) and Jessie Belle Smothers and Sassy Stephie en route to the final, where they defeated Made in Sin (Taylor Made and Allysin Kay) to win the championship.
– On April 4, 2014, The Lucha Sisters defeated The SNS Express (Sassy Stephie & Nevaeh) to retain the SHINE Tag Team Titles
– On April 18, The Lucha Sisters defeated Kellie Skater & Evie to retain the SHINE Tag Team Titles
– On June 22, The Lucha Sisters defeated Candice LeRae & Ivelisse to retain the SHINE Tag Team Titles
– Bates made her debut in WWE’s developmental territory NXT on the October 16, 2014, episode of NXT, as an enhancement talent, losing to the debuting Carmella. She was introduced as “Blue Pants” by Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady because of her blue ring attire
– Bates (as Blue Pants) managed The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) to their NXT Tag Team Title win over Blake & Murphy at NXT Takeover Brooklyn
– On July 11, 2015, Bates defeated Hania The Howling Huntress & Athena to win the vacant WSU Spirit Title
– On September 12, Bates defeated Penelope Ford to retain the WSU Spirit Title
– Bates made her final NXT appearance in December 2015
– On February 13, 2016, Bates defeated Hania The Howling Huntress to retain the WSU Spirit Title
– Bates returned to TNA for Knockouts Knockdown 2016, losing to Jade
– On September 10, Bates defeated Su Yung to retain the WSU Spirit Title
– On February 19, 2017, Bates defeated Scorpio Sky to win the WrestleCircus Sideshow Title, but lost it almost immediately to Joey Ryan
– Bates returned to Impact Wrestling once more for Victory Road ’17, defeating Allie, before teaming with Alisha Edwards, ODB & Santana Garrett to defeat Angelina Love, Diamante, Laurel Van Ness & Rosemary
– At SHIMMER 97, The Totally Tubular Tag Team (Bates & Delilah Doom) defeated Mount Tessa (Tessa Blanchard & Vanessa Kraven) to win the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– At SHIMMER 98, The Totally Tubular Tag Team defeated Team Hottest Free Agents (Deonna Purrazzo & Ashley Lane) to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– At SHIMMER 99, The Totally Tubular Tag Team defeated Paradise Lost (Courtney Rush & Dust) to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– On February 18, 2018, Bates defeated Kara Noia to win the vacant HOW Womens Title
– On March 16, Bates defeated Tenille Dashwood & Amber Nova to win the vacant AWE Bombshells Title
– At SHIMMER 100, The Totally Tubular Tag Team defeated LuFisto & Hudson Envy to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– At SHIMMER 101, The Totally Tubular Tag Team defeated The Blue Nation (Charli Evans & Jessica Troy) to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– At SHIMMER 103, The Totally Tubular Tag Team defeated Gokumon-To (Dynamite DiDi & Kikyo) to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– On April 20, Bates defeated Kaci Lennox to retain the AWE Bombshells Title
– On May 25, Bates defeated Ava Storie to retain the AWE Bombshells Title
– On September 7, Bates defeated Avery Taylor to retain the now-renamed ARW Bombshells Title
– On October 18, Bates defeated Rebel to retain the ARW Bombshells Title
– At SHIMMER 106, The Totally Tubular Tag Team fought Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez to a no-contest to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles
– On November 1, 2019, Bates defeated Violet Payne to retain the ARW Bombshells Title
– On April 22, 2019, it was announced that Bates would join The Women’s Roster of AEW as The Librarian. She debuted at Fyter Fest, losing to Allie in a singles match after a superkick.

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