AEW: More on Leva Bates Departure, May 26th Rampage Airing Update, May 12 & 13 House Rules Results

More on Leva Bates Departure from AEW

As noted before, Leva Bates departed from AEW earlier this month following the expiration of her contract with the company.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that Bates’ contract situation was a unique one and she was stated to have been surprised when she first learned that her contract would not be renewed. Those close to Bates stated that AEW officials did not have any conversations with her about a potential new deal with the company.

Several within AEW reportedly only found out following an internal email that had been sent stating that the company would not be renewing her deal. Bates reported found out about her contract situation after people had contacted her to check on her.

It was reported that several people within AEW had pushed for the company to retain her after they found out about her expiring contract situation. Prior to her departure, Bates reportedly was heavily influential in running the AEW Heels women’s fan group and putting those events together. Many within AEW applauded Bates’ statement on social media about her departure due to the circumstances over her finding out about her leaving the company was less than ideal.

AEW Rampage May 26th Show to Air at Later Time Slot

The May 26th episode of AEW Rampage is currently scheduled to be preempted to Sunday, May 28th on TNT.

In a recent update to their programming schedule on their official website, TNT revealed that this upcoming episode will be starting at a later start time of 12:00AM EST on May 28th due to that Friday night’s 2023 NHL Playoffs and that Saturday night’s 2023 NBA Playoffs commitments on the network.

This will be the seventh week in a row that AEW’s Rampage will be preempted from its normal time slot due to NHL and NBA Playoffs related coverage on TNT.

AEW House Rules Results – May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023
Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena

May 12th AEW House Rules Quick Match Results:

  1. FTW Championship – HOOK (c) defeated Ethan Page
  2. Shawn Spears & Christopher Daniels defeated The Boys (Brandon & Brent Tate)
  3. Toni Storm defeated Billie Starkz
  4. Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy defeated The Firm (Big Bill & Lee Moriarty)
  5. Powerhouse Hobbs defeatedPat Buck
  6. ROH World Championship Proving Ground match – Claudio Castagnoli (c) defeated Brian Pillman Jr.
  7. AEW World Tag Team Championship – FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) defeated The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn)


AEW House Rules Results – May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023
Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center

May 13th AEW House Rules Quick Match Results:

  1. FTW Championship – HOOK (c) defeated Ethan Page
  2. The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn) defeated Brian Pillman Jr. & Brock Anderson
  3. Toni Storm defeated Skye Blue
  4. Orange Cassidy & Darby Allen defeated Powerhouse Hobbs & QT Marshall
  5. ROH World Championship – Claudio Castagnoli (c) defeated Christopher Daniels
  6. TNT Championship – Wardlow (c) defeated Lee Moriarty
  7. No DQ match – Hangman Page defeated Big Bill