Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax, although good friends in real-life, have been feuding relentlessly on WWE TV for the past several months. Jax defeated Bliss for the RAW Women’s Title at WrestleMania 34 this past April after weeks of relentless body shaming from Bliss on RAW prior.
“Little Miss Bliss” recently joined The Cheap Heat podcast and discussed this storyline. She said that she and Jax wanted to make this angle as real as possible because it tackled real situations. Not to mention that both women have had issues with their bodies before, so it’s something near and dear to their hearts:
“The reason that I have chosen to take it this far with it is because these are real situations. These things happen. I have lived through it. To be able to make this story as real as possible you have to commit to it. I remember speaking to Nia Jax before WrestleMania. We both wanted to make this story mean something because we both have had our body issues and we both have had this idea of wanting to portray body images to people. The thing is you have to commit to that and that is why I was able to get Alexa Bliss’s character into this deeper level where people say that I am rude.
“If that is what it takes to make this story have meaning and have an investment because we care so much about this issue that we wanted to make it as real as possible to show that this really happens. In the end, the good guy will prevail which is what happened at WrestleMania. Obviously, I don’t really feel this way about the bullying and the body shaming. Because I have had it done to me but I have to be every girl that I went to school with that will body shame you and make your life miserable.
“I had to have everything inside of me to do it. At one point I had to visualize these girls that I went to school with like when Mickie [James] and I were in the locker room. That moment I was sitting in that locker room and just sitting there visualizing some of the girls that I went to high school with and seeing their faces and portraying them. It was the craziest thing, but this was the one storyline that I definitely had the most fun with because it was something we both cared about so much.”
You can check out Bliss’ full interview on The Cheap Heat podcast by clicking this link here.