Alexa Bliss is the first woman in the history of the WWE to win both the SmackDown Live and Raw Women’s Titles.
This article will take a closer look at Alexa Bliss and discuss three reasons as to why she is the first of a new kind of Diva within the WWE.
Little Miss Bliss has had an even more eventful life before she became a WWE superstar.
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Many people are not aware of this fact but Alexa Bliss was given only 24 hours to live when she was a teenager.
Alexa Bliss had been going through a severe eating disorder from the age of fifteen. It got so bad that her parents were actually forced into tricking her into a hospital visit.
That visit to the hospital would shock Bob and Angela Kaufman regarding the true state of health which their daughter was in – both mentally and physically.
Medical staff had indicated that Alexa’s vital signs were poor and that she was facing death unless someone intervened quickly. Thankfully, this would prove to be a huge turning point in her life and would serve as the stepping stone to her eventual WWE success.
There are not many people within the WWE who have such an experience to draw from when it comes to what inspired their journey into the WWE.
In case you didn’t already know this, Alexa Bliss’ real name is Alexis Kaufman. Her real name makes it easy for fans to understand where the name Alexa came from but the story behind how Bliss would become her surname is a rather interesting one.
If you remember her from her NXT days, Bliss was originally a sweet and friendly southern girl who used the catchphrase ‘Bless your heart’. However, her accent made the word ‘bless’ sound more like ‘bliss’ and this was something which the WWE began to notice.
Her pronunciation of the world ‘bless’ as ‘bliss’ started to catch on with the fans as well. It was due to this that the WWE decided to go ahead with the name Alexa Bliss.
During a documentary produced by the WWE, Alexa Bliss’ mother revealed that she was completely against the idea of her daughter becoming a WWE superstar.
As far as her mother was concerned, her daughter would be beaten and bruised by muscle-bound female superstars.
She even went as far as to use Chyna as an example of the type of superstar which the WWE wanted and the type of superstar which Bliss would become victim to.
Bliss was determined to make her dream of becoming a WWE superstar a reality. In the end, it would so happen that Bliss fell into the image of what the WWE wanted their female superstars to look like and become a sensation in the women’s division.
This is something which highlights her commitment to being a superstar and changing the way in which women were perceived within the WWE.
Before the Divas revolution began, being a woman in the WWE either meant that you were an overly muscular female or that you were someone who was there to have your sexuality exploited for entertainment.
Bliss showed that being a Diva means a lot more than that and that size does not matter when it comes to following your dreams in the WWE.