Alexa Bliss has discussed wanting to take her character in an even darker direction after spending a substantial amount of time off WWE television.
Alexa Bliss was taken to the dark side when she got involved with The Fiend Bray Wyatt. Their partnership came to an end at WrestleMania 37 in 2021 when she distracted The Fiend long enough for Randy Orton to pick up the victory in what turned out to be Wyatt’s final WWE match.
Charlotte Flair was the one later that year who destroyed Bliss’ beloved doll, Lilly and this timing coincided with Alexa Bliss taking time away from the company to undergo nose surgery.
Bliss returned to WWE screens in early 2022 where she appeared in backstage therapy sessions as her character shifted away from the one associated with The Fiend.
Speaking on Out of Character, Alexa Bliss explained what went into those skits and says they helped her feel creatively fulfilled:
“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.”
Alexa Bliss was then asked if she wanted to take her character in an even darker direction at that time and she admitted that she did:
“I did. 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.”