Alexa Bliss is in the running to becoming the first ever SmackDown Women's Champion just a few weeks after being called up from NXT to the main roster and Bliss is already noticing differences in competing for two different shows.
The former NXT standout spoke with USA Today and spoke on the differences between competing in NXT and on SmackDown. Aside from the larger audience, one of the biggest differences is the travel schedule.
"Obviously, it’s working in front of a bigger crowd, but the bigger adjustment has probably been switching schedules," Bliss said. "We kept a very busy schedule in NXT, but it was more group oriented. You just assume everyone in NXT is going everywhere. Now everyone gets their own schedule with where to be on what day. I like it better. It’s a lot easier to work on my own schedule in when I’m working out, when I’m getting in the ring and training on off days. We also [do more live television]. It’s a little nerve-wracking but also exciting. It makes me think more about what are the things I can apply in the ring, but I am comfortable without having a safety net."
Bliss will be competing at the Backlash pay-per-view on September 11 in a six-pack challenge for the SmackDown Women's Championship. Bliss said that she is planning on how she is going to win.
"My preparation is focusing less on the other women in the ring," Bliss said. "I’m focusing on how this is the first-ever SmackDown Live women’s championship and what I can do to the best of my abilities to make sure I’m the last person standing. The other girls can do what they can do, but it’s not going to match up to what I’m going to do."
The full interview can be read at this link.