A part of last week’s ‘Superstar Shakeup’, Alexa Bliss is now a member of the Monday Night RAW roster. For Bliss the move not only means a change of scenery but also a reuniting with friend and former NXT peer Nia Jax. A brief on-screen interaction has led to speculation regarding a potential alliance between the pair, but for now Bliss is just glad to be back on the same roster as Jax.
“I was so excited! Nia and I, we used to room together on the NXT trips, and we’re super, super close. We’re best friends. It’s awesome that we can be on the same brand together. I feel like if we could ever be aligned together on Raw, that would be awesome - because, you know, I can just talk a lot of crap and she can back it up for me. Basically kind of like what our friendship’s like anyway,” Bliss told FOX Sports.
“It was a lot of fun, I’m super excited. She’s the best, and I’m so excited to be able to hang out with her more and work with her more in the ring . . .we had been super close in NXT, pretty much inseparable. And then it got to the point where we spoke to each other maybe like once a month? Because our schedules are the complete opposite, with Raw and SmackDown.”
"I saw her one night on the U.K. tour because both brands were in London for a night. I got to see her then, but it’s definitely hard to keep in contact with people on the other brand because everyone is so busy and we’re all traveling at completely different times. It’s difficult, but that’s when we try to utilize FaceTime and texting and all that technology stuff.”
Whilst Bliss is excited to be joining the flagship show for the first time though, the former two time SmackDown Women's Champion maintains that the blue brand was the perfect place for her main roster career to start. “SmackDown has been branded as the ‘land of opportunity,’ and to be able to take the opportunity that they have given me and really kind of run with it, I think it’s been amazing. They gave me a lot of time and opportunity to show my character and who I am and what I bring to the division. [It’s] given a lot of attention to the women’s division as a whole and really built the women’s division of SmackDown."
"When I was on SmackDown, I would say we had the most well-rounded women’s division, and I think that’s all because of the opportunities SmackDown gives. I think it was definitely the right place for me to start." Bliss’ delight at being reunited with Jax is clear but the breakout star concedes that she will miss some of her old SmackDown colleagues. “I’m going to miss all the girls, obviously. I used to travel with Carmella a lot. I’m going to miss traveling with her, we had a lot of funny road stories."
"I’m going to miss the Usos. Everyone’s just so fun and hard-working and funny. The live events were a lot of fun. I was going to say Miz and Maryse, but they actually moved to Raw as well, so I won’t miss them. They’re awesome as well. They’re a couple [of] characters. I love it.”
For FOX Sports’ full Interview with Alexa Bliss, click here.