Unpredictable is the status of indie wrestler Leva Bates with WWE’s NXT.
Bates joined That Otaku Life portion of The Roman Show network to discuss her cosplay and pro wrestling career.
Bates, known as Blue Pants in NXT, says anything can happen with her and WWE.
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“I am something they never really had happened before. I’m a free agent,” she said. “I come and go. You really never know when I'm going to pop up. That’s the kind of the appeal of Blue Pants. She's the wacky next door neighbor. You really never know when she’s going to show up.”
She explained how the Blue Pants name originated.
“It was kind of an accident, to be honest,” she recalled. “They called me in. I was just going to be a girl to wrestle Carmella for her debut. I was standing there wearing the blue pants, while they were going over the promo, and they decided, creative decided, well instead of having a normal debut, where she comes out...
“[Big] Cass and [Enzo Amore] had a match, and it didn't really happen because their opponents turned on each other; so they didn't even wrestle. They had all this time, and asked us if we wanted to wrestle. I asked Carmella if she wanted to wrestle, and that’s how it literally happened.”
She also discussed a possible dream match.
“I would love to wrestle Paige one-on-one. I wrestled her in tag matches, but I haven't really wrestled her in singles matches,” Bates said. “I think that would be a really cool match. It’s been so long since we wrestled each other. Every time we wrestled, it was more like Re-Generation X vs. the Knight Dynasty; so we never really had a one-on-one. I think that would be really cool. Plus, we both have black and blue hair; so it’ll be kind of a cool pairing up.”
Bates is an alum of the Team 3D Academy, run by the Dudley Boyz in (Central Florida) Kissimmee.
- WWE NXT is 8 p.m. EST Wednesdays on WWE Network.
- Leva Bates (WWE/NXT's Blue Pants) wrestles Angel Rose with Su Yung as special guest referee during a Ronin Pro Wrestling show on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Broward College Gym in (South Florida) Pembroke Pines.
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