This time last year, a discussion about women's wrestling hinged upon Charlotte and Sasha Banks. Today, the conversation starts with Alexa Bliss.
In short amount of time, Bliss went from being unknown to being the first ever RAW and SmackDown Women's Champion. Such a meteoric rise is a result of multiple factors, but for Bliss, it stemmed from a simple mantra: seize the opportunity.
On a recent episode of Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, the RAW Women's Champion discussed her mindset since last summer's draft:
"It definitely was when I won the SmackDown Live Women's Championship for the first time. Being drafted to SmackDown, even then, I didn't have the confidence of thinking that I was ready because there were so many things I wanted to accomplish at
Entering off-radar was probably the best thing for Bliss, as she was able to mold her character without the micromanagement that a Sasha or Bayley surely encountered. That freedom to maneuver one’s character is the lifeblood of WWE.
Bliss serves as a reminder to us and all of
Currently, Bliss finds herself marching to SummerSlam as RAW's Champion. As of now, her opponent is unknown, but rumors have her defending the title in a Fatal 4 Way featuring Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. Bliss has fallen off a bit since her days of SmackDown dominance, but she remains as one of WWE's most vibrant talents.