TNA Wrestling has some interest in signing Leva Bates, also known as Blue Pants, from WWE NXT. TNA has fallen so far down the ladder of the business that a cult figure from NXT would probably actually get over in TNA.
Bates is actually hoping everything will blow over with WWE and she’ll get a chance to do more with NXT at some point. Those close to her tell us she feels like if she goes to TNA, it’ll kill any shot she has at getting a second chance with NXT. WWE stopped using her when officials soured on her attitude when she didn’t have a contract. There was also reportedly an incident over SummerSlam weekend in Brooklyn involving public intoxication.
Our source in NXT doesn’t feel like Bates is going to be brought back, which is a shame, considering the hope is what is keeping her from pursuing a career with TNA.