Alexa Bliss Best Known For Her stint with the Raw brand of the WWE. She has managed to win the Raw Women Championship during her time with the popular division of wrestling.
Having appeared in the 7th season of the reality TV series, Total Divas.
Alexa Bliss went to the Hilliard Davidson High School. After graduating from the high school, she got admission at the University of Akron.
However, she had to drop out of the University of Akron due to her health problems. She later got enrolled at the Columbus Community College to study broadcast journalism.
Father – Bob Kaufman
Mother – Angela Kaufman
In May 2013, she signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to WWE Performance Center and developmental brand NXT in Orlando, Florida. Bliss made her main roster debut on the SmackDown brand, eventually becoming SmackDown Women Champion as well as the first competitor to hold the title twice. She was transferred to the Raw brand in April 2017 and won the Raw Women Championship later that month, becoming the first woman to have won both the Raw and SmackDown Women titles in WWE. In February 2018, she won the first-ever women Elimination Chamber match. She won the 2018 Money in the Bank ladder match and cashed in the contract later that night to win her third Raw Women Championship, becoming a five-time overall champion.
She has been involved in sports since the age of five, competing in softball, track, kickboxing and gymnastics. In cheerleading, she reached Division I status in college at the University of Akron. She also spent time in competitive bodybuilding and has competed in the Arnold Classic. At the age of 15, Kaufman suffered from a life-threatening eating disorder, but bodybuilding helped her overcome it.
Professional wrestling career – WWE – NXT (2013–2016)
Kaufman was signed by WWE in May 2013 and reported to WWE developmental territory NXT. On the July 24 episode of NXT (which was taped on June 20), she made her first televised appearance, congratulating the inaugural NXT Women Champion Paige. In August, she was added to WWE.com NXT roster page and assigned the ring name Alexa Bliss. She acted as an unnamed ring announcer for the November 20 episode of NXT. Her first televised appearance on the main roster came at WrestleMania XXX on April 6, 2014, when she played a part in Triple H entrance. She made her televised in-ring debut on the May 8 episode of NXT, playing a glitter fairy gimmick, competing in a tournament for the vacant NXT Women Championship. She defeated former Divas Champion Alicia Fox in the first round, but lost to Charlotte in the semi-finals.
After a hiatus due to a legitimate injury, Bliss returned on the March 11, 2015 episode of NXT, where she defeated Carmella. The following week on NXT, she defeated NXT Women Champion Sasha Banks by countout in a non-title match, which led to Bliss being granted a title match against Banks on the March 25 episode of NXT, which she lost. On the May 13 episode of NXT, Bliss defeated Carmella after the NXT Tag Team Champions Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake set up a distraction. On May 20 at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Bliss helped Blake and Murphy retain the NXT Tag Team Championship against Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore, forming an alliance with them and turning into a villainess character in the process. On the July 29 episode of NXT, Bliss helped Blake and Murphy retain the NXT Tag Team Championship against The Vaudevillians (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) and slapped both English and Gotch after the match. The Vaudevillians were granted a rematch for the NXT Tag Team Championship against Blake and Murphy at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn on August 22, which they won after Blue Pants stopped Bliss from providing a distraction during the match. This led to a match between the two, where Bliss would go on to defeat Blue Pants in a singles match on the September 2 episode of NXT.
Throughout October and November, Bliss was involved in a feud with Bayley over the NXT Women Championship. The two faced off in the main event on the November 18 episode of NXT, where Bliss was unsuccessful in capturing the title. On the January 13, 2016 episode of NXT, Bliss competed in a number one contender battle royal, but lost. On May 18 episode of NXT, Bliss and Blake abandoned Murphy, officially disbanding the trio. On the May 25 episode of NXT, Bliss competed in a triple threat match against Carmella and Nia Jax to determine the number one contender to Asuka NXT Women Championship, which was won by Jax. On the August 17 episode of NXT, Bliss competed in a tag team match along with Daria Berenato and Mandy Rose, in which they were defeated by Carmella, Liv Morgan and Nikki Glencross in what would be also her last match in NXT.
SmackDown Women Champion (2016–2017)
On July 19, Bliss was drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2016 WWE draft. She made her main roster debut on the July 26 episode of SmackDown Live in a segment involving the brand women division. Bliss achieved her first victory on the main roster by defeating Becky Lynch on the August 9 episode of SmackDown Live. On August 21 at SummerSlam, she teamed with Natalya and Nikki Bella in a winning effort against Lynch, Carmella and Naomi. On September 11 at Backlash, Bliss competed in a six-pack elimination challenge to determine the inaugural SmackDown Women Champion, in which she was unsuccessful and was won by Becky Lynch.
On the September 13 episode of SmackDown Live, Bliss won a fatal five-way match to earn a title match against Lynch at No Mercy on October 9. However, due to Lynch suffering a legitimate injury, the match was rescheduled for the November 8 episode of SmackDown, where Lynch successfully defended the title against Bliss. Bliss participated in the Raw vs. SmackDown Women elimination tag team match at Survivor Series on November 20, where her team lost the match. On December 4 at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Bliss defeated Lynch in a tables match to become the new SmackDown Women Champion.
On the January 17, 2017 episode of SmackDown Live, Bliss successfully defended her title against Lynch in a steel cage match following an interference by the returning Mickie James, who aligned herself with Bliss. On February 12, Bliss dropped the title to Naomi at Elimination Chamber. On the February 21 episode of SmackDown Live, Bliss defeated Lynch to capture the title for the second time after Naomi was forced to vacate the title due to injury, becoming the first two-time SmackDown Women Champion. Bliss’ partnership with Mickie James dissolved shortly after and the two would face off in a match on SmackDown Live, with James defeating Bliss. On April 2, Bliss lost the title to Naomi in a six-pack challenge also involving Carmella, James, Lynch and Natalya at WrestleMania 33. Bliss and Naomi faced off in a rematch on April 4 episode of SmackDown Live, where Bliss was once again defeated.
Raw Women Champion (2017–2018)
On the April 10, 2017 episode of Raw, Bliss was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the Superstar Shake-up, confronting Raw Women Champion Bayley. Week later, Bliss won a fatal four–way match to become the number one contender for the title. At Payback, on April 30, Bliss defeated Bayley to become the new Raw Women Champion, becoming the first woman to win the Raw and SmackDown Women Championships in the process. In a rematch between the two, which took place on June 4 at Extreme Rules, Bliss retained her title over Bayley in a kendo stick–on-a-pole match. Bliss then started a feud with Sasha Banks, whom she defeated on July 9 at Great Balls of Fire via count–out before losing the title to Banks on August 20 at SummerSlam. She regained the title eight days later on Raw.
Bliss went to defend her title on September 24 at No Mercy in a fatal five–way match against Bayley, Nia Jax, Emma, and Sasha Banks. Bliss was then confronted the following night on Raw by Mickie James due to remarks Bliss made about her. At TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Bliss defeated James to retain the title.
On February 25, 2018, at Elimination Chamber, Bliss won the first ever female elimination chamber match, successfully retaining her title against Bayley, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Sasha Banks and Sonya Deville. In parallel to her activities as a singles wrestler, she took a part of the Mixed Match Challenge tournament with Braun Strowman as her partner. They defeated the team of Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn on January 30 and then Naomi and Jimmy Uso on March 6 to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi–finals on March 20, they lost to the team of Asuka and The Miz. On April 8 at WrestleMania 34, Bliss lost the title to Nia Jax, ending her reign at 223 days. On May 6 at Backlash, Bliss invoked her rematch clause and challenged Nia Jax for the title, however she was unsuccessful and suffered a shoulder injury during the match.
Shortly after losing the title, in mid–May, Bliss won a triple threat match against Bayley and Mickie James to earn a spot at the Money in the Bank ladder match, which she would go on to win at the event on June 17. That same night, Bliss cashed in her contract on Nia Jax and defeated her, after attacking both Jax and Ronda Rousey, winning the Raw Women Championship for a third time. This made her the first woman, and third wrestler overall, to cash–in the Money in the Bank contract the same night after winning it. At Extreme Rules, Bliss retained the championship against Jax in the inaugural women extreme rules match, thereby ending their feud. At SummerSlam on August 19, she lost the championship to Ronda Rousey, and failed to regain it in a title rematch at Hell in a Cell on September 16. On October 28, Bliss will face 7-time WWE Women Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus at WWE Evolution.
Bliss has appeared in three WWE video games, making her in-game debut in WWE 2K17, later appearing in WWE 2K18, and in the recently released WWE 2K19.
On July 24, 2017, it was announced that Bliss would be joining the seventh season of Total Divas. She is a fan of cosplay which has inspired many of her wrestling outfits such as Freddy Krueger, Harley Quinn, Iron Man, The Riddler, Supergirl and Chucky.
Kaufman is an avid fan of Disney, which she attributes to her family annual trips to Walt Disney World starting at age three, despite her family low income at the time. She is also a fan of her hometown Columbus Blue Jackets. She has cited Trish Stratus and Rey Mysterio as her influences in wrestling. Kaufman is engaged to fellow professional wrestler Matthew Adams, better known by his ring name Buddy Murphy. Kaufman has a deaf pet pig named Larry-Steve, which prompted Bliss to become vegetarian for a number of months.
Unique hair colors
Alexa Bliss is signed up with WWE Inc.
Alexa Bliss has used her strong social media presence to endorse brands like
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She has also appeared in the TV commercials for the following brands
The Greater Houston Community Foundation
First WWE Match
In May 2014, she made her in-ring debut in a WWE tournament held for the unoccupied NXT Women Championship title.
She hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till date.
First TV Show
In 2015, Alexa Bliss made her first TV show appearance in the reality TV series, Breaking Ground.
Alexa Bliss regularly trains at the WWE Performance Center to keep herself in the right shape. Her in-ring training sessions last for about 3 hours. She follows it up with weight training session, which stretches on for about one and a half hours.
She has included full body workout in her routine, which improves her functional strength and trains her fast twitch muscle fibers, which adds explosive power to the physique. For such workout, she mixes body weight exercises such as drop pushup and compound exercises such as hammer box sprint and skating biceps in her workout.
When it comes to diet, she doesn’t believe in any specific plan and has a more intuitive approach. Overall, she cooks her food on her own and sticks to clean choices. She also allows herself to cheat occasionally.
Alexa Bliss Favorite Things
Cheat Food – Peanut Butter
Wrestling Influences – Rey Mysterio, Trish Stratus
Alexa Bliss Facts
While she was studying in high school, she suffered her first bout of anorexia. It was followed by even more severe bout while in university. It was triggered during her stint with the college cheerleading team.
In college, her body weight plummeted from 120 lbs to 80 lbs within a space of 6 weeks. She had to drop out of the university.
Alexa got into bodybuilding in a bid to recover from anorexia and put on some weight.
She has won many International Federation of Body Building and Fitness (IFBB) events.
While growing up, Alexa excelled in track events and gymnastics. She had started participating in gymnastics at the age of 4.
She has won the national title in individual all-star cheerleading. Also, in September 2008, she was selected as the cheerleader of the month by American Cheerleader magazine.
She has done activism work for the Humane Society of the United States, which is an animal advocacy group that along with protecting animals provide a wide range of animal-related services.
She signed her first contract with WWE in May 2013 and was immediately assigned to their developmental division.