In an interview with Sportsnet, Bliss discusses her on-screen rivalry with Jax, her reigns as Women’s Champion and shares who she would like to square off with from NXT. Highlights of the interview are below.
On her WrestleMania 34 match against Nia Jax: This year is more personal. WWE has really embodied my and Nia Jax’s friendship and we’ve used that now to fuel a story for Wrestlemania. Having someone who was your best friend, and being able to have a storyline with them, you can go a little more personal. You know things about them that the audience doesn’t know. It’s more real and it’s more captivating. Watching back our last few weeks of (Monday Night) Raw, we’ve both had real emotions in it. I’m going against my best friend … ex-best friend, and things are getting personal and you have to set friendship aside for competition, so now I’m proving a point.
On her Women Championship reigns: Well first off, I’m a bad guy. What I thought my character, as a champion, should be, is someone who is cowardly, who thinks that they can talk a big game and back it up, but knows deep down they can’t really back it up. I like the fact that I am an easily beatable champion but somehow I retain my title when it matters. That’s what gets me hated as champion and that’s what I want my reign to be. I want to be that champion that people can’t wait to see lose the title but somehow I retain it every single time.
On evolving her character: I feel like you have to constantly evolve because if you’re not changing, the audience gets bored. Everyone has a really short attention span nowadays with social media, our phones. Even me, I can’t go without touching my phone every five minutes. My mentality for my character is you have to be first, better, or different. I know that I’m not the best at everything, in fact I’m not the best at a lot of things, so I’m going to be different or I’m going to be the first one to do it. You have to constantly change and evolve because people get bored. Look at The Undertaker, he’s evolved so many times. Stone Cold (Steve Austin), even though he’s seems like same person, he’s evolved so much attitude-wise, the way he would cut his promos. Everyone evolves. Triple H, John Cena … it’s constant evolvement. You have to change. You have to evolve yourself to make yourself interesting and to make yourself stay interesting.
On which NXT Superstar she’d like to face: (NXT Women’s Champion) Ember Moon. I’m a big fan of Ember. I spent some time with her in NXT. She’s a great person and I really respect her story. She had (multiple) WWE tryouts before she actually got signed. She’s really great to work with and I would to have a match with her.
Bliss also discusses training in NXT, receiving behind the scenes help from her mother, and the chance of seeing women main event a WrestleMania.
What did you think of the interview? Have you enjoyed the Alexa vs. Nia feud? What do you think will happen at WrestleMania 34? Let us know in the comments below!