Alexa Bliss' intentions are pure -- for now.
A pillar of the women's division since 2016, Alexa Bliss has found gold wherever she's been on the main roster. From Raw to Smackdown, Bliss was a breakout singles star, and one of the biggest draft sleepers in 2016. Now, she's moved on to a tag team with Nikki Cross, and as she tells Fightful, it's definitely a change
"It’s quite an adjustment," Bliss admitted. "We’re still getting there. You know what I mean. We’re still figuring it out. Because we both have such different styles. So you have to have tag moves, and that chemistry. So, we’re still working on that. Because our last two months we’ve just been costing each other matches by accident. So we’re adjusting to it. But our tag division is incredible. I didn’t expect that hard of a fight and those women are incredible, and some of the most talented women we have on the roster."
When Bliss befriended Cross on screen earlier this year, many expected the relationship to be short-lived. With Bliss having a character history of being unfaithful to friends, and Cross having a volatile reputation of her own, it was assumed that it just wouldn't work. Instead, it has.
"That’s what happens when you develop a friendship with someone. We agreed that we weren’t gonna judge each other on each other’s past; her past in NXT, my past with Nia and Mickie. And we understand each other and we see a lot of each other in each other and I think that’s what developed our friendship and the bond," said Alexa Bliss.
The last time Fightful spoke to Alexa Bliss, she was in NXT. She didn't reach the heights there that she has on the main roster, but knows it was instrumental in her growth and helped prepare her for the brutal travel that she experiences today.
"NXT was a great time. That’s where I developed everything. I came into FCW, at the time, in Tampa not knowing anything. I didn’t have any speaking experience, no wrestling experience. And luckily Triple H saw something in me at my tryout, decided to sign me to NXT. And NXT is definitely where I was learning my craft and developing it for when I got on the main roster. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but I love it. We wouldn’t do any of this if we didn’t love it. Our schedule, our travel, everything is so crazy. But, I enjoy doing it. I love performing and connecting with fans. It’s incredible," said Bliss.
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