Garcia welcomes Alexa Bliss to the show.
Bliss informs that she’s very socially awkward when she’s in a group of people. In a one-on-one situation she’s very talkative, but once another person is added to the conversation she finds it very difficult. She notes that she was an only child, and perhaps that has something to do with the way she reacts in certain social situations nowadays.
Bliss informs that she struggled with anorexia years ago, and she was down to 90 lbs at one point. When she was hospitalized she was apparently 2 days away from dying. She was hooked up to feeding tubes and was in very rough shape, and a heart-to-heart conversation with her friend really helped her get through that. Now she hopes to help young people struggling with eating disorders by discussing her past.
She mentions that it’s very difficult to eat clean and healthy on the road. There are some days when she has to ask herself if she’s eaten yet, and she needs to make it a priority to make herself eat. She adds that sometimes she just isn’t happy with her body and that’s why she wears a shirt to the ring on occasion; she thinks that’s a much healthier way to deal with her struggles. The fact that it helps her promote her merchandise is a factor as well of course.
Garcia informs that she has fought an eating disorder in the past as well, and that’s why she didn’t feel comfortable when she was asked to be part of a bikini contest on WWE programming many years ago. Luckily the company didn’t force her to do it, and instead she wore a towel and was scooped up by Viscera before she had to show her body. This ultimately resulted in a longer storyline between her and Viscera.
Garcia asks Bliss if she was ever uncomfortable with something WWE asked her to do. Bliss mentions that she didn’t feel comfortable with some of the dialogue during her feud with Nia Jax. Jax was telling her that it was okay to say some things and Bliss was supposed to be a bully during that feud, but there were some lines that she just didn’t feel comfortable saying. Thankfully WWE didn’t make her say anything she was uncomfortable with.
Bliss informs that she was so nervous when she first met Trish Stratus. Stratus is a legend and someone she has always looked up to. Her singles match with Stratus at Evolution has now been changed to a tag match, and she says the only thing better than working with one legend is working with 3 legends.
She has no idea why the match was switched to a tag match, but the company told them it wasn’t being switched for any particular reason. She thinks it was a good idea to switch it to a tag match, specifically due to Mickie James’ history with Stratus.
Bliss informs that she was sore and had multiple bumps and bruises after her match with Ronda Rousey. She points out that professional wrestlers are trained a certain way, and when someone from another background comes into the wrestling business you need to adjust and adapt to their style somewhat. She really enjoyed working with Rousey, and notes that they had a lot of fun working the live events where they’d try to make each other laugh.
Garcia points out that Bliss is a 5-time Women’s Champion now, and all of that happened in just 2 years. Bliss notes that she’s had an amazing 2 years, but she’s excited for the chase again now. She adds that it’s someone else’s turn to hold the Title for a while, and she jokes that she’s sure people are sick of seeing her with the Title at this point.
Bliss informs that she had so much fun working on Total Divas, but it was a lot of work. She was non-stop and basically had no days off for months, and she was holding the Women’s Title at the time as well so if she wasn’t filming Total Divas she was doing media for WWE.
Bliss talks about her relationship with Buddy Murphy. She notes that when they’re home they can enjoy their life together, but when it’s time to go on the road their personal life needs to be put on hold in order for them to both get where they want to be in life. They have pets and a house together, but everything else can wait while they try to accomplish their personal goals.
Bliss informs that she has a pet pig called Larry Steve. You can donate to team Larry Steve for the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk”, as Larry Steve will be taking part in this walk to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
That sums up today’s episode of Chasing Glory. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!