The Challenge for Lexi Kaufman in Becoming Alexa Bliss
A few months ago, RAW women’s champion Alexa Bliss appeared to botch a kip-up at a WWE live event. Bliss, who uses the tantrum gimmick every time things don’t go her way, says she got the idea from an experience at an airport.
But success didn’t come easy in terms of character development. “When I first joined with Murphy, I had to make a character change,” said Bliss. “I wasn’t confident in myself about that at all, but I remember my mom telling me that once something clicks with me … I had to … come in and kick the door down and let everyone know who I am.”
What didn’t help, she says, was the fact that unlike many other wrestlers, the Alexa Bliss character is nothing like herself.