At WWE Extreme Rules 2021, Alexa Bliss' doll Lilly was tore up by Charlotte Flair, sending Bliss into a rage. Bliss would end up being off television for months as she underwent nose surgery.
Therapy videos would begin airing ahead of WWE Elimination Chamber 2022, marking Bliss' return to television as she coped with Lilly being destroyed with her character shifting away from the dark character she portrayed alongside "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Bliss discussed the therapy sessions and her original pitch.
"That was a pitch that I pitched for a very long time. It was originally a different kind of therapy because I wanted to be taken away at Extreme Rules and then come back a different version of the Dark Alexa character. Obviously, things change and all that jazz. I had to have surgery, so we were like, 'oh, perfect, it's an amount of time to go away and give time for Extreme Rules to settle and come back with these therapy sessions.' They were so much fun. Everyone knows I love acting and performing in that aspect. It's something I always feel creatively fulfilled in. For me, it was my creative outlet, having the most fun I can. It was so much fun. We have a good amount of creative control and Vince (McMahon) was super awesome. From what I've heard, he sat down for a few hours, wrote it all out, and took the vision and made it come to life," she said.
When asked if she wanted to return as a darker version of herself, Bliss responded, "I did. I wanted it to go even darker and deeper. I had Jason (Baker) come out with a sketch and prototype of a different version of Lilly, which would have been super cool. Obviously, with creative, things always change. I'm still holding on that this new version of Lilly will come out one day. We'll see."
Bliss still has Lilly with her, but said she is portraying more of true self on television.
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