Alexa Bliss is looking to stick around the professional wrestling business for as long as possible.
"Little Miss Bliss" signed with WWE back in 2013 and was sent to its developmental territory of NXT. Bliss remained in NXT for three years to learn the ropes of the business before making her main roster debut in 2016 when she was drafted to SmackDown Live via the WWE Draft. She would go on to defeat Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Live Women's Championship before dropping it to Naomi at WrestleMania 33.
She was then sent to Monday Night RAW via the Superstar Shake-Up. Bliss was immediately thrusted into a program with RAW Women's Champion Bayely, which Bliss would win and capture the title herself.
Originally, Bliss was expected to defend her title against Bayley at SummerSlam this weekend from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, however, after a shoulder injury suffered by "The Hugger" she has been rendered unable to compete. Now, Bliss will have to defend her championship against Sasha Banks who defeated Nia Jax to earn that opportunity.
Bliss recently did an interview with ESPN to promote the match-up, stating that she didn't feel she was ready to leave NXT when she was called up to the main roster (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"I didn't feel that I was ready to leave NXT. When I was called up to SmackDown I was very nervous. I hadn't done many of the things at NXT that I thought I was supposed to.
"I didn't have a TakeOver match. I never held the title. I only had a few matches on NXT TV and to be called up and told, 'Well, here you go!'"
She then revealed how long she plans on staying in the professional wrestling business, claiming she'd like to wrestle for as long as she can:
"I'd like to wrestle for as long as I can. I've always liked watching wrestling, but once you are on the other end of it, you develop a certain passion for it and respect for it and I would like to accomplish everything I want to before calling it quits."
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