Alexa Bliss Explains Twisted Bliss Came From Her Gymnastics Background

Alexa Bliss has put many foes away with Twisted Bliss, a top rope twisting splash. But before the move became twisted to match her evil personality, it was glitter and sparkles.

"It used to be called the Sparkle Splash, which is very not intimidating or threatening, whatsoever. It was kind of a joke calling it the Sparkle Splash but it kinda caught on. It changed to Twisted Bliss when I turned into a bad guy and they were like, 'We need something a little more intimidating than a Sparkle Splash,'" Alexa explained to WWE on FOX in an interview following WWE Backstage.

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She continued, explaining the origin of the finisher and who was the recipient of the first Sparkle Splash/Twisted Bliss.

"The move itself is a top rope, half twisting, kinda front flip. It used to be my gymnastics dismount off of the balance beam. And that's kinda where it came from. The first time I ever tried it was in a crash pad ring and Lance Storm, who was helping out at the Performance Center, wanted to be the first one to take it. Our coach made me hit the finish, I wanna say 30 times on Angelo Dawkins, and made him move everywhere in the ring to make sure I could hit it at any point and not hurt anyone. Poor Dawkins took that thing about 20-30 times in one day," she recalled.

Bliss hasn't had the opportunity to use Twisted Bliss much in recent times as she's only wrestled one match since the end of January and eight total matches in 2020. Bliss is set to host A Moment of Bliss with the New World Order on Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown.

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