Alexa Bliss: NXT Told Me They Couldn't Write For 'Sparkle' Character, Wasn't Relatable At The Time

Alexa Bliss has done a complete 180 from how she debuted to who she is now.

Alexa entered NXT as the human form of Tinkerbell, wearing a tutu and blowing glitter everywhere. Bliss is known for her love of Disney, so playing a princess was not a stretch. Despite her best efforts, the character didn't exactly connect with fans, leading to a heel turn and a more sinister Bliss.

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"It was nerve-racking to change my character when I first started because they always tell us, 'be your personality turned up by 1,000.' I've always been a big Disney fan and Tinkerbell fan. That is me. So I'm like, 'I'll just be a pixie person.' I was having a blast and it was literally my personality turned up by 1,000. The writing team in NXT was like, 'We can't write for that, it's not relatable. We need to find something else.' They told me I was going to be a bad guy and I panicked. I didn't know where to start. I just started acting like every girl I went to high school with and that's how the persona started and blossomed," Alexa told Alison Rosen on her show Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend.

When discussing how quickly the change came about, Alexa said, "I remember the specific day because I had blonde hair with blue on the bottom of my hair. It was a Tuesday when I turned into a bad guy, it was the end of the show, I just pushed someone off the top rope and that was my turn. We had to be at the venue the next day, I walk in and they're like, 'Where is your red hair?' 'My what? No one told me I needed red hair.' 'Well, you have three and a half hours to get red hair because the good guy has blue hair, the bad guy needs red hair.' I had to call my extension lady and I'm like, 'I need red hair in three hairs.' I had to look different and act differently. It was maybe a 14-hour personality change."

Alexa quickly grew into her heel character and has continued to expand her range, most recently joining Bray Wyatt and showing multiple personalities in one segment.

Elsewhere during the interview, Alexa commented on criticism WWE receives for classifying talent as Independent contractors. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

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