‘Distressing’ News About Recent AEW Departure

‘Distressing’ News About Recent AEW Departure AEW

Following the confirmation that Leva Bates’ AEW Contract had expired on May 1, there has now been a further update on the circumstances surrounding her exit from the company, with fans describing the situation as ‘distressing’.

A new report released by Fightful Select (subscription required) has revealed that Bates herself was not directly informed of her deal expiring or of any intention to renew her prior contract prior to her departure.

According to the report, Bates only found out the news due to an internal AEW email stating that the company was not renewing Bates’ deal, something that subsequently caused many current employees to reach out to check on her, which is when she eventually learned the news.

Given Bates was employed by AEW in April 2019 and her reported popularity with talent and staff as well as her notable work for the AEW Heels group, the reaction to the news has been very negative thus far.

One fan commenting on the post on Fightful Select would call the news “distressing to read” with another calling the lack of communication from AEW “very disappointing”, and the rest of the comments agreed with those sentiments.

Bates’ announcement of her AEW departure on May 1 via Twitter was also reportedly “applauded” by some backstage due to the unfavourable circumstances of her departure.

Since her departure, Bates has kept busy via Twitch where she most recently streamed Diablo IV, you can support and follow her channel at this link here.

Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix

Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office

An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out

Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing

Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office

Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week

Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship

Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match

House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship

Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver

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1 year ago by Jamie Toolan

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