“Creative has nothing for you”, is a term many wrestlers have heard over the years. Thankfully for some, it was not the killing blow to their careers that it was for others. One of the lucky ones was Alexa Bliss whose original character was much different than the one fans are used to.
Upon her debut in NXT, Bliss was more of a pixie type character. She blew sparkles (which in my opinion is a heel move if I’ve ever heard of one) and was generally just a bubbly person. However, she was forced to adapt after being told creative couldn’t write for her. Here is what Bliss said on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, courtesy of Fightful:
“It was nerve-racking to change my character when I first started because they always tell us, ‘be your personality turned up by 1,000.’ I’ve always been a big Disney fan and Tinkerbell fan. That is me. So I’m like, ‘I’ll just be a pixie person.’ I was having a blast and it was literally my personality turned up by 1,000. The writing team in NXT was like, ‘We can’t write for that, it’s not relatable. We need to find something else.’ They told me I was going to be a bad guy and I panicked. I didn’t know where to start. I just started acting like every girl I went to high school with and that’s how the persona started and blossomed.”
Alexa Bliss got over huge on the main roster, more than she ever did in NXT. She has recently transitioned into a demonic Harley Quinn type character to play opposite The Fiend. Much easier to write for.