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Leva Bates to appear at upcoming TNA tapings

33 year old independent wrestler Leva Bates known as Blue Pants during a stint in WWE is backstage at the TNA Tapings tonight in Orlando, Florida and is set to be used over the course of the tapings this week.

Bates appeared on the May 28, 2008, episode of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s Impact!, accepting Awesome Kong’s $25,000 challenge, which she would lose. She later had a try-out match for the company against Isis the Amazon in February 2011, but lost the match. In September 2012, Bates made a further appearance on Impact Wrestling, portraying a stagehand who helped the Aces & Eights faction abduct Sting and Hulk Hogan. Bates made a brief return to TNA Wrestling at the Knockouts Knockdown 4 pay-per-view losing to then TNA Knockouts champion Jade.