The New York Post recently spoke with current WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. Bliss opens up about her anorexia problems as a teenager, becoming women's champion and earning the respect in the locker room. Below are some of her comments.
On her battles with anorexia:
"Oh gosh, I was a completely different person. It controls you and it consumes you in so many different ways. I remember my mom sitting me down and telling me I was in the hospital and she was like, 'You are probably going to die from this' because the doctors were telling her 1 in 4 people die from it and I was going to be that one because my body wasn't responding. My heart wasn't responding. Everything was just going downhill and I didn't see it. Your brain doesn't see it. I remember being in the hospital and not knowing why. That is why I try to be so open about it because people going through it, it consumes them and you tell them it doesn't have to. You can move past your eating disorder and not let it have control over your life anymore."
Becoming Women's Champion:
"It's been an amazing journey that I've had with WWE. I always think about the first day I came to FCW at the time. I remember walking in and I had sparkly-sequence UGG boots on, sparkly-sequence jacket on and matching sequence backpack. The head instructor, Bill Dumont, goes. 'What are you?' I was just like, 'I'm Lexi.' I didn't know what else to say. You could probably see me from space. I was very just like not knowing anything and watching the girls on the first day. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, they are so good.' That day I didn't think I would ever be able to get to their level and to have the opportunity to be champion has been absolutely incredible."
Earning the respect in the locker room:
"Oh god, I don't know if I still have it now. It's one thing coming in, not being a part of the indies stuff like that and doing well. It's another to now be part of the indies and be champ. It's an ongoing thing, but the girls that I work with now are amazing. When I came up to SmackDown I was super nervous. I never really worked with these girls before. I have to say, the group of women I was drafted with to "SmackDown Live" were the most welcoming and most amazing women I've ever worked with."
Alexa talks more about her past, her work on Total Divas and her infamous pet, Larry-Steve. You can read the rest of the article by clicking here.
Source: The New York Post