Shayna Baszler Says She Liked Doing Storyline With Alexa Bliss Because It Showed A Different Side

Just before fans returned to events in July 2021, Shayna Baszler and Alexa Bliss helped cap off the Thunderdome era with a storyline that involved plenty of supernatural elements.

Baszler constantly attacked Bliss' doll Lilly, who would haunt Baszler throughout the Thunderdome.

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Speaking to Alistair McGeorge of Metro, Baszler explained why she enjoyed doing the storyline with Bliss.

"It’s funny – the Alexa stuff, if you look around that time on that episode of Raw, the next day it had 1.6 million views and the next-watched segment was, like, Drew [McIntyre] with 480,000. So, as much as you [certain fans] think you don’t like it, people clearly love it! And I just like doing that stuff because I get to show a different side with more layers. If all I am is this, there’s only so much you can do with that. You can’t tell those deeper stories if you don’t have depth to a character," she said.

Baszler's love of the game Warhammer 40,000 has wanted her to explore more depth when it comes to her on-screen character.

"You have to show these depths – even when you’re a badass, you gotta show these depths of character so you can tell these stories," she said. "'How can I make this story in a wrestling sense?' I always try to think about that too. I have friends who watch Marvel movies like, 'How can we make this a cool wrestling story?' For me, there’s so much lore in something like Warhammer – Star Wars, I’m into. So when I look at things like that – I started reading those things when I was younger, but now I’m like, 'Wait a minute, so if I did this…'"

Bliss is set to return to WWE television on Monday's Raw after being gone since WWE Extreme Rules. Baszler is currently part of the SmackDown brand.

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