Leva Bates Explains Her Role As The Librarian In AEW, How It Got Her Signed, Says It Was Cody’s Idea


AEW star Leva Bates recently appeared at the Planet Comic-Con panel to discuss her role as the Librarian in AEW, and how the idea was the brain child of Executive VP, Cody Rhodes. Highlights from the interview are below.

How she ended up getting offered a contract with AEW as the Librarian:

“I can say this now, so I would actually hear just from Cody, ‘Hey, we’re looking for a few celebrity entrants to be The Librarian, would you mind doing that?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah I’ll do it.’ No interest. You know, not no interest, but no thought of me being The Librarian. I already heard rumbling that they already had a librarian, so I’m like, ‘Okay, cool.’ You know how the rumblings are. Internet rumblings. So, yeah, I’ll do it. So I put the video out there and it got a lot of buzz and it was pretty cool. Yay, my stock’s going up! Then, funny story was, I get a text a month later from Cody, [he says] ‘Our plan worked.’ Huh? What plan? Then a little bit later talent relations texts me, ‘Hey, is this still Leva Bates’ phone?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘We would like to offer you a contract to be The Librarian.’ What? Are you serious? So no, I had no idea that this was gonna happen. Apparently, this plan that Cody had was all in his head and I wasn’t privy to it until it actually worked. [He said] ‘Well, we didn’t want to get your hopes up.’”

Says Peter Avalon was the planned original librarian:

“But yeah, I’m not sure if this is 100% true, but I’m pretty sure Peter was The Librarian from the get-go and then I edged my way in and made him share that. There can be only one.”

(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)

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