These are some of the highlights from the recent ESPN interview with Alexa Bliss:
Talking about how her wrestling career, Alexa says she would like to wrestle as long as she can and achieve everything before retiring.
“I’d like to wrestle for as long as I can. I’ve always liked watching wrestling, but once you are on the other end of it, you develop a certain passion for it and respect for it and I would like to accomplish everything I want to before calling it quits.”
About joining WWE:
“It was very spur of the moment. When I heard WWE was having tryouts … I would not let the opportunity pass me by. I hired someone to make my video and I sent in the video, thinking nothing would come of it.”
Alexa says she was very nervous when she was called on to the main roster and that she didn’t expect it:
“I didn’t feel that I was ready to leave NXT. When I was called up to SmackDown I was very nervous. I hadn’t done many of the things at NXT that I thought I was supposed to. I didn’t have a TakeOver match. I never held the title. I only had a few matches on NXT TV and to be called up and told, ‘Well, here you go!'”
About her role on Total Divas:
“I’ve been kind of the peacekeeper between people. If people get into an argument, I tell them, ‘I’m the youngest one here why am I the most mature, why is that?’ I try to mend everything. I don’t do drama. I don’t like drama. I just watch it happen, but I don’t want to be in it.”
Bliss calls WWE a “big dysfunctional family”,
“You don’t have your family. You don’t have your outside friends. WWE becomes your family. One big dysfunctional family. You aren’t going to get along with everyone all the time, but you have to see them five or six days a week anyway.
You can check out the full interview on ESPN’s website.