After winning the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Alexa Bliss showed why she is one of the best heels in WWE by getting emotional in the ring while getting a “You deserve it!” chant from the crowd and talking about dreaming big before telling them that none of them will accomplish any of their dreams.
“Those were real tears for a minute, and then I had to be mean,” Bliss told ESPN.com. “It was great because I knew what my next move was. I was very excited to see how the crowd was going to react. I am very proud of the women’s division and genuinely happy that this happened and the fact that I got the ‘You deserve it!’ chant from the crowd, I don’t take that for granted; it’s amazing for our fans to do, but at the end of the day, I’m the bad guy and I can’t have them cheering me. It wouldn’t be very Bliss of me if I thanked them for cheering me.”
Bliss admits she was slightly intimidated when she first walked into the Elimination Chamber on Sunday and worked through her “Twisted Bliss” maneuver from the top of one of the pods.
“I was quite terrified,” Bliss said. “I’m not going to lie. I’ve done the ‘Twisted Bliss’ off of Braun Strowman’s shoulders before, but that’s not nothing to be on top of an Elimination Chamber pod. There are big challenges with being in a match like this. You’re inside of this chamber that’s intimidating to begin with. There’s nothing appealing about the Elimination Chamber. When I first walked into it, I was terrified. You start out the match in these pods, and you’re just watching everyone go at it, waiting for your time.”
The most talked-about moment of the night didn’t take place in a match but during a Raw contract signing when Ronda Rousey returned to T-Mobile Arena for the first time since her last UFC fight. However, she looked out of place on the microphone, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Most of the women in the WWE have practiced being on the microphone hundreds of times in front of a live crowd before being on a pay-per-view.
“It took me forever to get comfortable,” Bliss said. “When I first started NXT, we had promo classes, and I used to get so upset because I couldn’t get in front of a crowd and talk. I was terrified. Actually, our referee Shawn Bennett was just talking about my first promo class. I stood up there and started crying because I was really embarrassed to be in front of a large group and speaking. I performed in front of large crowds before, but I never had to speak in front of them, so it’s just one of those things you have to keep doing and doing. You have to put yourself in the most uncomfortable situations and make them comfortable.”
For the full interview with Bliss, click here.