Alexa Bliss was sent to Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shakeup in April. Some have pointed out this one to be Raw’s biggest acquisition on that night. Proving all of them right, she picked up the Raw women’s championship at the Payback PPV.
When it comes to the women’s revolution in the WWE, we mostly speak about the four horsewomen from NXT. But, it’s Alexa Bliss who might have been the most appreciated heel worker ever since the Brand Spilt happened, last year.
Many of the officials consider her as the greatest heel present in the WWE roster, today beating Charlotte Flair.
This is the reason why she has become the first woman to hold both the Raw and Smackdown Live women’s championship.
The great thing about her is the mic work which keeps on getting better, every week. While she is present in the ring, nobody can’t help but get entertained. But, it wasn’t an easy job for her to start acting like a heel which was a complete transition from her previous gimmick.
Recently, the wicked witch has appeared on Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk is Jericho where she revealed how she felt anxiety while turning into a villain:
“When I first was told that I was turning heel I had such mad anxiety because the character that I portrayed before that was very bubbly, very fairy princess. We would do heat drills and stuff in the [WWE Performance Center] and there were times when I would stop and start crying. Like oh my gosh, I don’t know what I’m doing!”
Alexa Bliss was also asked what the phrase “heat drills” meant. So, she further clarified how it helped to be a mean girl on television.
“Yeah, it’s where you would basically practice being mean and putting heat on somebody. So you grab your opponent, put some heat on them, you would say something mean and then keep going. So basically trying to fit your character within little spots and where to put it [in a match].”
As for now, the Raw women’s champion is supposed to defend her title against Bayley at the upcoming Raw-exclusive PPV, Extreme Rules. WWE has not confirmed who will be the number one contender, for now. But, Bayley still owes a rematch and should get it soon.