10 Things You Didn't Know About WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss
"Alexa told a story about girls from her high school that would make her life hell, and actually banded together to beat her up. Bliss' response was to take one of her textbooks and smash one of those girls in the face the following day..."
"Five Feet of Fury", "The Goddess of WWE", "Little Miss Bliss". No matter what nickname she goes by, Alexa Bliss has become a vital part of WWE's core, and for good reason. Despite her diminutive stature, Bliss is easily one of the most colourful and charismatic personalities in the promotion today. Her catty insults, insincere speeches, and pronounced scowl rate her highly among the very best women's wrestlers of all time, in terms of promos and personality.
It's been seven years since Bliss was first assigned to WWE's Performance Center, and she didn't wrestle on television for the first time until a year later. These days, it's hard to imagine WWE programming without her, as her prominence in the Women's division has been far-reaching - currently holding the Women's Tag Team Championships alongside Nikki Cross after numerous reigns with singles titles.
We here at Cultaholic wish to take a closer look at Miss Bliss, her road into and through the WWE landscape, as well as some little statistical tidbits regarding her time as a Women's Champion in the company. And if this doesn't sound like your cup of tea, we suggest you move over to coffee, specifically the variety produced by Bliss' own Twisted Bliss Coffee.
10. A Deadly Struggle
Many fans have become aware of Alexa's battle with anorexia in her teenage years. A study from the Eating Disorders Coalition claims that every 62 minutes, a person dies from an eating disorder such as anorexia, and Alexa herself admits that her own struggle left her teetering on the brink of mortality. In a 2017 interview, Bliss said that at one point, her heart and body were greatly declining in strength, and her mother even told her that this was probably going to kill her.
The turning point for Bliss came when one of her best friends began to go down that same path, seeing herself as too fat. When Alexa saw that friend meticulously counting calories by picking her food apart, it upset Alexa to think that she was influencing someone close to her to follow those same unhealthy habits. Bliss then made a conscious effort to get better, seeing upwards of five doctors in a day, including mental health professionals. She also consulted with her personal trainers, whose specific diets got her eating normally once more. After several years of working toward this healthier life, Alexa ultimately conquered her nearly-lethal disorder.