The former Raw women’s champion spoke with Not Sam Wrestling recently about her early days at the WWE Performance Center and how she developed her babyface character for NXT.
Bliss revealed that her passion for all things Disney helped net her a job as a professional wrestler and compares herself more towards a Disney princess than a villain.
My tryout — I was asked why I wanted to be in WWE. Mind you my tryout, I had submitted a video. I was apparently the only person who submitted my own video to get the tryout and it was a casting call so there were all these models walking around and I texted my mom like, ‘Well I’m not making it.’ I texted my mom and I was like, ‘I’m five foot, these girls are Hollywood models walking around.’ They told us to do something to make us stand out and I remember thinking of American Idol people making themselves look like idiots so I wasn’t gonna do that.
So I was asked why I wanted to be in WWE and just to get the attention — because I was a fan too, you know what I mean? Like I walked in and I saw Triple H and I said, ‘Oh my god do you know you’re Triple H?!’ Oh that was me — totally me. I did that.
I remember these other girls in the tryout who walked in and didn’t know who he was and I almost had a heart attack — ‘Oh my god, you’re Triple H! Did you know you’re Triple H and you’re in the same room as me?!’… very embarrassing, but they asked me why I wanted to be in WWE. And to stand out I said, ‘I really want to be Tinker Bell at Disney and I’m hoping this gets my foot in the door.
Hear more of Bliss’s story here.