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

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.