Alexa Bliss Talks Wrestling During The Pandemic, Dealing With Body Issues And Selling Merch

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Current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated. While the main point of the interview was to promote WWE’s new series “Fight Like A Girl”, Bliss also took the time to address the company’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bliss seems to believe that WWE’s decision to continue producing shows is a good one.

“If we can help people escape reality for a couple minutes, then it’s worth it,” said Bliss.

Aside from still being an active wrestler on the SmackDown roster, Bliss will also be part of Fight Like A Girl. She will be paired with a female participant and they will go through a 10-week training session that aims to produce physical and mental improvements.

Given that Bliss herself has admittedly struggled with mental and body image problems, she’s a great fit for the show.

“Dealing with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression, I’m no stranger to mental illness. Every few years, I deal with a really bad spell of depression. You have to know it doesn’t have to overtake your life,” said Bliss.

“Mental illness can dictate someone’s entire life. I put myself in a position to be in the public eye, but I’m doing what I love. I’ve gone to therapy, I’ve done everything I can do to get my brain in a healthy place,” she added.

One aspect of her wrestling persona that is a bit indicative of her constant struggles is the fact that she likes to wear a t-shirt as part of her wrestling gear.

While her decision to wear a t-shirt is indeed partly self-consciousness, Bliss also has a “practical” reason for it.

“It’s to promote merch because I think it’s cute,” said Bliss.

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