Leva Bates announced on Twitter today that she has exited the company as her contract has expired.
As of today, my contract with AEW has expired. The last four years have been quite a ride; I've learned so much and grown exponentially. I've seen wrestling history take place as someone who was on the team since before the first show. I appreciate & love all the crew, staff, and talent; I will cherish all our memories together. I've given my time, my focus, and my effort to the company, but now I've got to focus on myself, my future, and my career. I hope you all, my friends, fans, and loved ones, stay with me through this next chapter of my journey. I hope to make you all proud no matter where I go
Bates had one match in 2023, which was a Six-Woman Tag Team match that saw herself and her teammates Willow Nightingale & Madison Rayne lose to the team of Emi Sakura, Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir on a taping of AEW Dark Elevation.
Bates wrestled the most amount of matches in her AEW career in 2022 with a total of 9 matches worked for the company.
It was noted on May 5th, 2023 that AEW stars are saddened by the departure of Bates by Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Meltzer's report states she was ‘very well liked' by many in the back.