Alexa Bliss speaks to TV Insider.
This Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds, Alexa Bliss will meet her old rival Bayley in a SmackDown Women's Championship bout. Their 2017 feud was a lowlight for Bayley, who was presented at a level below Bliss in the promos and matches. 2019 has been a redemption of sorts for the current SmackDown Women's Champion as she has shown more fire in recent weeks, standing up for herself against Bliss.
“I’m happy to see the different kind of Bayley,” Bliss said to Scott Fishman of TV Insider. “I feel like for a while we lost Bayley a little bit in the Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection just because Sasha’s personality is so big. I feel like sometimes you need to hear from Bayley a little bit more. The fact that she is able to show this more aggressive side just helps the character so much more and the people as well. It’s just a lot of fun to be a character and see it change over time. The fact she is reinventing herself is awesome.”
Fightful's own Joe Hulbert put together a feature looking at the history between Bliss and Bayley ahead of their clash on Sunday. You can read the feature by clicking here.
Elsewhere in the interview, Bliss discussed her trip to Saudi Arabia. She was reportedly set to face Natalya at Super ShowDown, but the match, which was never announced, did not take place due to the Saudi government.
“I didn’t really know what to expect in Saudi Arabia,” Bliss said. “I knew it wasn’t going to be like Abu Dhabi. It’s very interesting to see how everything is over there. We had fun. When Nattie and I got to interact with kids in the hospital, they knew who we were. They know the product. The show itself was awesome. It was actually a really good experience."
Bliss continued, “...Every woman Natalya and I spoke to were super welcoming and asking us how we liked Jeddah. They said whatever they could do to make our stay better to let them know. Women there were just so excited to meet us. We had so many come up to us thanking us for coming and how they really hope to see a match. I think it’s definitely within reach. Everyone seems to be on board with us having match there.”
Stephanie McMahon recently stated that WWE has been promised that they will be at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. You can view her full comments here.