People backstage in WWE reportedly see mainstream star potential in five-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss.
After staying out of the main event picture for several months, two-time Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss is now involved in the Universal Title feud on WWE SmackDown. She’s made the rivalry between Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt far more intriguing than it has ever been this summer, showing off strong acting skills and promo work, which has usually been a strength of hers during her WWE career.
One of the most decorated wrestlers in the modern era, Bliss is recognized as the second Women’s Triple Crown Champion in WWE and has already achieved a great deal of success despite only wrestling since 2013. A homegrown talent and multi-sport athlete, Bliss has ascended rapidly, improving in ever aspect since becoming a main roster wrestler in 2016.
According to Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue in his must-watch SmackDown review, “a lot of people backstage” within WWE believe that Alexa Bliss is “the next breakout Hollywood star” to come from the wrestling promotion.
It’s a bold claim for sure, but not only is it great to hear that people within WWE are such big believers in Bliss’ star power, she definitely does have that potential.
It’s wonderful to hear how much people in WWE believe in Alexa Bliss
She is one of many wrestlers, such as Sasha Banks, Sonya Deville, Naomi, Charlotte Flair, and, of course, Becky Lynch, who can be major crossover stars from WWE. It’s just, again, on to WWE to give them opportunities and that chance to be even bigger than the brand, and that’s always been an issue for them, especially with women’s wrestlers.
Bliss has been excellent in this program with Strowman and Wyatt, as her character work is clearly a high point. She saved her best work yet for this week’s episode of SmackDown, pushing Strowman to give her a response. It wasn’t the response she would have hoped, but Bliss has played everything perfectly, even in the way she has been more distant toward tag team partner Nikki Cross.
It’s worth bringing up her partnership with Cross, too, because her babyface run has allowed her to advance as a character on WWE television. She was a great heel, but that character had run its course. Bliss has shown more dimensions to her game in and out of the ring as a babyface, which isn’t a surprise.
We’ll see what’s next for her. Hollywood star is a big jump, but based on everything she’s already accomplished within her first five years since joining SmackDown, Alexa Bliss is a star you don’t want to bet against.