403: Becoming a Champion with Alexa Bliss
In the episode you will hear about:
- How Alexa got into wrestling
- How Alexa recovered from eating disorders
- How Alexa creates safe boundaries for herself and deals with online bullying
- Alexa’s plans for her future
Today my guest on the show is professional wrestler, Alexa Bliss. Alexa watched wrestling growing up, then competed as a bodybuilder while she was recovering from eating disorders. Although she got a lucky break to become a wrestler she says really she was training for it her whole life because she’s been in athletics since she was five. In this conversation, we talk about online bullying, handling out of control situations and pushing yourself to achieve your goals. What I learned from interviewing Alexa is that the basic mindset and principles are the same across the board – no matter what your dream is. I don’t care if you want to start a business. I don’t care if you want to be an entrepreneur. I don’t care if you want to be a WWE superstar. It is all the same mindset and belief in yourself and connection to other people.
- How did you become a professional wrestler?
- How did you integrate recovering from eating disorders into your fitness journey?
- How do you keep a safe boundary for yourself mentally when you’re in the public eye all the time?
- What keeps you going in those moments where you don’t think there’s anything left?
- What do you hope teenage girls get from seeing you?
Alexa has been a driven competitor her entire life, excelling especially in gymnastics and eventually becoming a Division I cheerleader. Alexa even entered the world of competitive bodybuilding, where she became one of the youngest competitors to receive her IFBB Professional status. With such an incredible athletic background, it’s little wonder that Alexa quickly became one of NXT’s most dangerous Superstars. Although she never captured the NXT Women’s Title, she was a constant threat.
When she joined SmackDown LIVE, Alexa ascended to the top by becoming a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion. Then she made history at WWE Payback, becoming the first Superstar to win both the SmackDown Women’s Title and the Raw Women’s Title.