Leva Bates On Backstage Roles In AEW: 'I'm Still Doing What Brandi Rhodes And I Used To Do Together'

Leva Bates opens up about being double-contracted by AEW.

Leva Bates has been known for many things during her wrestling career, wearing blue pants, being a librarian, and being one of the first women signed to AEW. However, she is not only signed to be an on-camera talent, but she also holds many responsibilities behind the scenes.

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Speaking to Thunder Rosa on her Taco vlog, Bates discusses the nature of her contracts with All Elite Wrestling and details what her roles are behind the camera.

“So, I don’t know if a lot of people know this or not, I feel like I’ve been a little bit more open about it. I’m a double-contract, which means I’m talent but I’m also office,” she said. “I run the makeup department, the wardrobe department, I do P.R., I co-run Heels. I am the connector between a lot of different departments, especially if Speedy needs some help, ‘Hey, I need girls for a photoshoot, can you help me out?

“Basically, a lot of stuff that Brandi [Rhodes] and I did together, I'm still doing it so, I do a lot of things,” she added. “I think it's been really cool. I have a lot of respect for a lot of people who work behind the scene now, because I'm doing it and I also see how hard they work.”

AEW Heels is a community for wrestling fans who identify as female. It was started by Brandi Rhodes, who left AEW in February 2022 along with her husband, Cody Rhodes. Learn more about Heels here.

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