Alexa Bliss Pitched ‘Darker & Deeper’ Character For WWE Return

9 months ago by Sanchez Taylor

Alexa Bliss Pitched ‘Darker & Deeper’ Character For WWE Return WWE

Alexa Bliss has revealed that she pitched to make her WWE return with a darker character.

After Bliss unsuccessfully challenged for the Raw Women’s Title at Extreme Rules 2021, Charlotte Flair destroyed Bliss’ Lilly doll.

Bliss didn’t appear on WWE TV for months afterwards. She made her return in ‘therapy’ segments on Raw ahead of Elimination Chamber in February, before making a full return in May.

Speaking with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Bliss stated that she originally wanted to go ‘darker and deeper’ with her character.

Noting that she felt creatively fulfilled by the therapy segments, Bliss said:

“That was a pitch that I pitched for a very long time. It was originally a different kind of therapy because I wanted to be taken away at Extreme Rules and then come back a different version of the Dark Alexa character.

“Obviously, things change and all that jazz. I had to have surgery, so we were like, ‘oh, perfect, it’s an amount of time to go away and give time for Extreme Rules to settle and come back with these therapy sessions.’ They were so much fun. Everyone knows I love acting and performing in that aspect. It’s something I always feel creatively fulfilled in.

“For me, it was my creative outlet, having the most fun I can. It was so much fun. We have a good amount of creative control and Vince (McMahon) was super awesome. From what I’ve heard, he sat down for a few hours, wrote it all out, and took the vision and made it come to life.

“I wanted it to go even darker and deeper. I had Jason (Baker) come out with a sketch and prototype of a different version of Lilly, which would have been super cool. Obviously, with creative, things always change. I’m still holding on that this new version of Lilly will come out one day. We’ll see.”

Bliss was in action as part of the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match during last week’s premium live event. Liv Morgan won the bout and cashed in her contract later that night on Ronda Rousey to become SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Bliss’ WWE TV win/loss record for this year is currently 6-5. Stay up to date with WWE win/loss records for 2022 using our tracker at this link.

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