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Alexa Bliss Talks: NXT, Her Character, Being Called Up To The Main Roster

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Smackdown Live star Alexa Bliss recently spoke with USA Today’s “For The Win” website site about various topics. During the interview, Bliss was asked about how she came up with the last name of Bliss for her character. For those who are unaware, Alexis is her real-life first name.

It was one of the names that I pitched. At the time, I was playing around with being a Southern Belle-type character in NXT and always say, Bless Your Heart.’ For a Southern woman to say that, it was kind of in an insulting tone. It ended up more like, ‘Bliss Your Heart.’ It became a play on words and not meaning a good thing, and there are so many ways to take it, ‘Blissed Off’ and ‘Bliss Slap.’ I know if it got approved, it would be so much fun to play with.

Bliss was called up from NXT to the main roster during the WWE Draft in July. When asked about the differences between NXT and the main roster, Bliss explained that the obvious difference is working in front of bigger crowds.

Obviously, it’s working in front of a bigger crowd, but the bigger adjustment has probably been switching schedules. We kept a very busy schedule in NXT, but it was more group oriented. You just assume everyone in NXT is going everywhere. Now everyone gets their own schedule with where to be on what day. I like it better. It’s a lot easier to work on my own schedule in when I’m working out, when I’m getting in the ring and training on off days.

We also [do more live television]. It’s a little nerve-wracking but also exciting. It makes me think more about what are the things I can apply in the ring, but I am comfortable without having a safety net.

You can check out the entire interview here.

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