Alexa Bliss had zero wrestling experience when she was signed by WWE and reported to Florida for training in their developmental program. Now the first woman to win both the Raw and Smackdown World Titles, she credited two of WWE's trainers for being instrumental in her success during a recent appearance on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast.
Bliss gave a significant amount of credit to Sara Amato, who enjoyed major success on the independent wrestling circuit as Sara Del Rey before joining WWE as a trainer in 2012. Amato is the head trainer for all the females at WWE's Performance Center.
Bliss recalled going to Amato shortly after she signed and asking for additional help.
"She is the reason I have gotten so far," Bliss said. "I couldn't have done it without her. I cannot say enough good things about her. She helped me with everything. Whenever I had a question she always helped me and was super receptive and stayed after."
Bliss also provided some insight on working with Terry Taylor, who runs the "finishing class" at the Performance Center.
"I had learned so much from him," she said. "I loved working with Terry. He was amazing. He would say little things, not even meaning to say them, about psychology and you're just like 'Oh my gosh!' A lightbulb just went off."
Previously, Bliss has praised fellow WWE competitors Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch for helping her improve. She reiterated her high opinion of both during the interview with Jericho.