Alexa Bliss Talks Extended WWE Hiatus

Alexa Bliss

Alexa Bliss has opened up on the reasoning behind her taking an extended break away from WWE in 2021.

Returning to WWE to compete at Elimination Chamber 2022, Alexa Bliss had not been seen on WWE television since her loss to Charlotte Flair at Extreme Rules in September 2021.

In a discussion on the Out of Character podcast, Alexa Bliss gave the reasons why she needed to step away.

Sometimes you have to step away because right before I left after Extreme Rules where I was so constantly getting my brain going with ideas for the next thing that I wasn’t able to sleep. I get so consumed in my work that I have to force myself to step away. So it was really good for me to step away, plan my wedding and not feel overwhelmed and then come back with a fresh mind.

For me, I need that because I have a very obsessive personality, especially when it comes to anything that I am hands-on with. So for me, it was great. It was very refreshing. I needed it. And it was nice to have six months of life outside of WWE and then learn how to bring that into WWE and get that balance.

Continuing on, former Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss recalled a time during her NXT days when she was given advice on how to have longevity in WWE.

I remember there was a main roster person that came back to NXT a long time ago, and we asked him what’s the secret to longevity? And he said disconnecting. He said because we all become so consumed with work, it can fry your brain pretty much. You can get overwhelmed.

So he says whenever he’s not on the road, he disconnects fully, so you come to work with a clear mind. And that was kind of my mentality for these six months to disconnect and then come back with a clear mind and kind of close that chapter of the playground Alexa and open this new chapter of what I am now.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.