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Alexa Bliss recently appeared on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast where she talked about feeling anxiety about first turning heel, moving up from NXT to the main roster and growing up a wrestling fan. Highlights of the interview below courtesy of Wrestle Zone.

On turning heel: “It’s a lot of fun. Like when I first found out that I was going to be a heel I had really bad anxiety because the character I portrayed before that was very bubbly, very princess, completely not relatable whatsoever, so when they told me I was going to turn heel I had very bad anxiety because I don’t know how to be mean and make someone hate me so I had anxiety over it. We would have heat drills inside the Performance Center and I would just stop and start crying. In heat drills, you practice being mean to somebody. You grab your opponent, put some heat on him, say something mean and just keep going. It’s a really cool drill, but I would just have really bad anxiety, but then once I got used to it, it just became so much more fun.”

On moving from NXT to the main roster: “It’s like going from High School to College, for sure. It was really cool because it was kind of that moment when you realize what all that hard work over the years went into in developmental and just having that larger crowd was amazing. Adapting to the travel and the people; I loved having the girls on SmackDown. They were all so welcoming and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.

On growing up as a wrestling fan: “I absolutely was a wrestling fan. My whole family were big wrestling fans. I watched it since I was six I think, about six. My cousins and I had a blow-up pool that didn’t have water in it, so we pretended to be the Hardys and Lita, so we were jumping in in the pool and acting like we were wrestling. We watched Raw every Monday, we had pizza and my family watched it. I wasn’t allowed to watch the Attitude Era because my mom told me to clean my room once and I was like, I have two words for you, so I put my arms up to do the ‘Suck It’ and she was like, you’re grounded, and I was like, that’s not how it goes. So I wasn’t allowed to watch the Attitude Era, but my mom would let me watch it anyways at my grandma’s.”

On which current NXT Superstar stands out the most to her: “Ember Moon for sure. She’s amazing. She’s been wrestling for years. I know she has had like eight or nine tryouts before she got here. She’s one of my close friends and I went to the PC last week to train with her just to get around moving in the ring. She’s so good.”

Alexa also discusses her body building background, her first interactions with Vince McMahon, and advice she’s received from Triple H, Sarah Stock and Sara Amato.

You can listen to the full interview here.

What did you think of the interview? Have you been enjoying Alexa’s run as a heel? Who else would you like to see featured on Talk is Jericho? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Jouey

    “She’s one of my close friends and I went to the PC last week to train with her just to get around moving in the ring. She’s so good.” – Good for her!

  • MK126

    “I put my arms up to do Suck it and shes like you’re grounded and im like thats not how it goes” ????? that would be me 100%

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    That’s interesting. Either way, hard works pays off and you can see that she worked really hard to get her character work done. She’s a really good heel and a great mic worker. She can be proud of herself for that.

    “She’s one of my close friends and I went to the PC last week to train with her just to get around moving in the ring. She’s so good.”
    Well she should go there much more to train with her because I’m sure she can learn from her work in the ring.

    But I still love you Little Miss Bliss despite your ring work… https://68.media.tumblr.com/a86ff899d8ead3ef956633166d69b287/tumblr_nusef75ltq1uxtjooo4_r1_500.gif

  • Bow Down To The Queen

    Alexa bliss is a star

  • StraightUpBitch

    I know I criticised her heavily when she won the title, but I am coming around to her. She’s such an amazing soul and a true talent. Sure her ring work is only solid, but better a solid worker than a disappointment *COUGH* Nia (ily but you’re a mess) *COUGH* and her promo work is impeccable. Imagine the kind of promos she could have against a Sasha that had some original dialogue instead of the ‘I’ve dreamed for this since I was in utero’

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    I don’t like Alexa, she’s generic and doesn’t show anything new for me. But I hated Jericho in this interview, he didn’t know anything about her. Anyway, she mentioned that she was bullied because she was beautiful makes me think that it was Sasha.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Sasha isn’t that insecure…

      • Robann

        Sasha DEFINITELY still has insecurities about her. She basically admitted it in her interview with Lillian. That girl was abused and bullied damn near her entire life. That shit doesn’t just go away easily.

    • Joseph

      LOL Sasha didn’t bully anyone for god sake. Alexa wasn’t bullied in the P.C. the hell is wrong with you. If you heard Lillian podcast with Sasha said the girls that were there were tough on her besides Charlotte, Paige and Summer that it wasn’t until Bayley came to P.C. that it became fun.

      • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

        Did you hear the podcast?

        • Joseph

          Yes i did listen she didn’t say anything about Sasha bullying her.

    • Joseph

      Also the point of a Podcast is getting to know people, Jericho isn’t suppose to know everything.

    • Geek God

      Why would Sasha bully her for being beautiful? Lol all of the current women are beautiful

      • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

        No they are not. The only beautiful women these days are Maryse, Lana, Eva, Mandy, Alexa, Becky and Peyton.

        Sasha has said several times how much she hates the “Divas” era and Alexa is exactly the embodiment of a Diva. I’m sure Sasha was treating her as something inferior.

        • Joseph

          LOL Oh Christ here comes some bullshit you made up. Get a life bro. Alexa isn’t a diva type for Christ sake.

        • C Mack

          Thanks for clearing up who the REAL beautiful women are for us. I mean, here I thought women like Nikki Bella, Naomi, Liv Morgan,etc were gorgeous.

          I appreciate the lesson, bro.

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            You’re welcome

    • 3???????

      You sound stupid

    • Luigi Bo$$

      sasha ???? noooo !!!

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      I wouldn’t say Alexa is generic. She has some moves that have never been seen before she did them, and she plays such a great heel character. But I do think that she should expand her moveset.

  • And here she is, one of the best heels in the company. She’s got all the potential in the world.

  • Wicked Emma

    Alexa is going to be the first Woman in the Women’s revolution era to win the championship 7x.

    • Jesus’s brother

      That’ll be Charlotte… when she wins the SDL Championship she will be a 6x Champion (1x Divas, 4x Raw and 1x SD)

      • Wicked Emma

        Nope. That will be Alexa Bliss.

        • Jesus’s brother

          No

          • Wicked Emma

            Yeah

          • Jesus’s brother

            If we count with the NXT reign, she is already a 7x champ

      • Eliseo Reyes

        7x Women’s Champion: 4x WWE RAW Women’s Champion, 1x Divas Champion, and 1x NxT Women’s Champion (even though no one likes to include a reign, but a reign is a reign and it’s apart of the WWE comapany)).

        • Geek God

          Trish actually has 8 beside she was the Hardcore Champion too

      • Geek God

        7 including nxt

        • Jesus’s brother

          Yup, good point, she is already tied with Stratus

        • Opriana Grande

          NXT doesn’t count because that’s s developmental belt still…if that’s the case Naomi is a 3x women’s champ and AJ is a 4x champ lol

          • Geek God

            I said NXT not FCW lol

  • Jesus’s brother

    I want to see Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks feud hurry up WWE

  • Joseph

    Shout out to The Great Kabuki unintentionally giving us Alexa Bliss.

    http://www.thepwashow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/The-Great-Kabuki.jpg

  • Vito

    yassss queen alexa praising queen ember

  • Jo9834

    How is Ember moon training when she’s injured? Secondly, Alexa is such an unexpected star. She had literally a slither of an opportunity and ran with the ball. I would love to see her in a GM role someday or managing a top level superstar to really cement herself in history like AJ and Trish did before her.

    • Joseph

      This podcast was taped before the NXT tapings happen when Ember got hurt. Listen to the beginning this was recorded hours before the Fatal 4 Way which Alexa won.

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  • Welchy #GoddessOfWWE

    Queen. She seems so sweet

  • Luiz Giem

    I just love Alexa, that’s it. She seems like a very down to earth and sweet person outside the ring. I gotta listen to the whole podcast soon but I heard some parts already and sounds really good.

    I loved what she said about Ember. If you’ve watched the video of NXT’s reaction to Alexa’s call up you could see Ember is genuinely happy for Alexa so is nice to know they are friends. Cannot wait for the moment they both face each other.

  • Don ?

    Haha she plays the heel role incredibly well. When and if she transitions back to a babyface she’ll be set. I don’t think Alexa herself realizes how secure her career is.

  • Ronald Dotson

    I like Alexa I just hate how they limit her moveset she was good in NXT and had flashy moves but now it’s basically head locks, insult to injury and the DDT basic heel stuff I wish WWE let heels show off more they don’t have a problem letting Charlotte be flashy but I’m not gonna complain about Charlotte cause WWE didn’t give her the accolade of being the first woman to hold the raw and SDL women’s title I just hope she isn’t the first to reach Trish’s record lol only one woman deserves that *cough cough* Mickie

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    The interview was great and Lexi seems like a really nice and humble chick.

  • It’s funny that she felt that way in the beginning, look at her now, she slays on the mic, her heel character and mannerisms are amazing. The total package, will except for her limited move-set, hope WWE allows her to put more moves on her repertory.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    So uhm why do we care again ?

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Why not?

      • GOD STRATUS•

        It just seems like they’re patting her on her back at this point … Like anxiety for going heel? Wtf is that lol

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          It’s exactly that “anxiety for going heel”. I don’t understand your issue. If you don’t care just don’t click on Alexa’s topics.

    • Super Mateo

      You obviously cared enough to click on the article link…

      • GOD STRATUS•

        And you cared enough to respond. Listen wrong password to this here login ..

  • QueenSableBomb

    Interesting. Most people love being heel because you get more room to work with your character. Either way, Alexa is fantastic. I hate to be one to compare because we all know that no one can live up to Trish, but boo boo forreal gives me Trish vibes and I LIVE