At WWE Stomping Grounds, Alexa Bliss was unsuccessful in her attempt to wrestle the Smackdown Women’s Championship away from Bayley.
Immediately after Sunday’s pay-per-view event, a WWE 365 special focusing on Alexa Bliss premiered on the WWE Network. During the episode, Bliss spoke about a variety of topics, including her injuries and personal struggles.
During the special WWE 365 special episode, Alexa Bliss gave fans an insight into her struggles with eating disorders:
“There’s a lot of rumors about it like, ‘Oh did Alex Bliss get implants?’ I’ve had implants since I was seventeen. I’m very open and honest about it. When I had my eating disorder I got down to eighty-five pounds. My doctor told my mom said if [I] don’t get admitted I will die. They treated my health symptoms, they didn’t treat the mental side of it.”
Bliss went on to explain how her eating disorder led her to getting breast implants when she was in her teens:
“The second time I was hospitalized they treated it like a mental disorder and a mental illness and that’s actually when it started getting better. So, I was very self-conscience about my body and the fact that I felt like I looked like a seven year old boy. There are studies that show [implants] helps women recover from eating disorders because they feel more womanly and they feel better about their bodies and their self image. All the doctors in on this one procedure were my pediatrician, my eating disorder doctor, my psychologist, my psychiatrist. I will never regret doing that for myself because it helped me get over my eating disorder and my body image issues.”
During the episode, the former Raw and Smackdown Women’s Champion also spoke of her friend Aaron, and noted the help she provided during her darkest times:
“My friend Aaron was with me, my best friend Aaron. She was my rock to the point where I didn’t feel comfortable eating unless Aaron was there. She was one of the things that mentally made me say I needed to get over my eating disorder because I remember her asking me one day, she’s like, ‘Lex, if you think you’re out of shape and fat, what do you think I look like?’ That was really hard to hear because the fact that what I was doing was affecting other people, my best friend for that matter. I wouldn’t wish what I had gone through to my worst enemy, let alone my best friend. What I was doing was making her so insecure herself and that was something that clicked with me and mentally made me want to get better. It was for me but it was for Aaron as well because I couldn’t be the responsibility for her feeling bad about herself.”
Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.