Alexa Bliss may not be a veteran when it comes to in-ring work, but WWE fans still love her nonetheless.
"Little Miss Bliss" has accomplished a lot since making her WWE debut, having captured both the Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live Women's Titles in her main roster run, being the only women in WWE history to have accomplished the feat thus far in the new era of the "Women's Revolution." Despite being one of the biggest fan favorites on Monday Night RAW and one of the most accomplished champions in WWE, Bliss still wasn't taken very seriously in the WWE locker room.
The RAW Women's champ recently joined former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia's podcast, Chasing Glory, to discuss her professional wrestling career and the immense amount of success she has experienced in her short time.
During the interview, Bliss discussed the difficulty of being accepted as a wrestler backstage in the WWE locker room early on in her run (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"I didn't wrestle before coming here. There's a respect thing here, you know what I mean? This whole business is based on respect and because I wasn't wrestling in the indies beforehand, it was very hard to be accepted.
"It was very very hard because it's a whole culture here, you know what I mean? You have to learn and it wasn't the fact that anyone was telling me what to do, it was I had to learn by messing up.
"And so because I didn't know these girls, I didn't know these ways, you know it was very hard to adapt, it was very difficult and I was very lonely for a really long time.
"Coming into NXT, Charlotte took me under her wing immediately and saw you know, how I wasn't being accepted because of my background, they just saw me as another fitness model coming in and I had never done fitness modeling and it irked me so bad anytime anyone would call me a fitness model, you know what I mean?
"These girls were so good and they already knew, you know the fundamentals, they knew the psychology, they knew everything that I had just come into this, you know what I mean? And one of the people that helped me a lot through that too was Shaul Guerrero.
"I became really close with Shaul in NXT and she always had my back for everything and she would help me as much as she could, Charlotte helped me as much as she could and they became my really good friends from that.
"It was super helpful because you know I had been in a locker room with girls my entire life, but when you go somewhere that you're not used to, it's kind of like a little bit of a culture shock."
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