Alexa Bliss' WWE run in the last couple of months has been bittersweet. On the one hand, it would appear her possessed persona is about as popular as it has ever been, but there's no denying her character has been impacted by the unexpected release of Bray Wyatt. It's fine for fans to chant for the departed superstar during Bliss' matches, but she will not stand for slander from trolls attempting to come after her on social media.
Alexa Bliss recently proved her brawling skills aren't just present in the ring after a WWE fan commented on a post from the WWE Network regarding Bliss' 2017 championship title. The fan responded to the moment pointing out that Bliss hasn't been in the women's title hunt as of late, and then criticized how the WWE has booked Bliss, who clearly seemed to take offense to that comment. She shared the fan's message on her own profile and responded with the following:
Alexa Bliss' tweet essentially seemed to state that even if some fans don't like her latest persona, there are plenty of others out there who absolutely do. The replica of Bliss' possessed Lilly is a hot commodity in the WWE store, especially at a time when fans were unable to buy the doll in person for so many months, and it seems like fans are all about owning it for themselves. And while she didn't exactly defend the WWE's decisions in relation to her own preferences, she definitely made her point.
To the commenter's credit, their criticisms were aimed more squarely on the WWE than Alexa Bliss herself, but it certainly wasn't complimentary to her. In any case, Bliss' change in character has certainly been a hotly contested issue amongst fans who remember her run from years ago, consdiering she's still viewed as one of the best in-ring talents the WWE has. Her change in persona from heel wrestler to supernatural heel wrestler has shifted over time and made Bliss less of a face in the women's title picture due to her other storylines.
At least, that was the case until recently. The Monday Night Raw following SummerSlam featured Alexa Bliss coming face to face with Raw's current Women's Champ Charlotte Flair, which is presumably setting the stage for a title opportunity. Perhaps if Alexa wins the women's championship, it would silence the Lilly haters, though there's no guarantee of that happening. After all, Bliss' character is a spin on a character originally made popular by Bray Wyatt, who was rarely primed for success with his notable personas, despite red-hot popularity with the fans. Hopefully this won't be the case with Bliss, but one can never know in the WWE.
Monday Night Raw airs on USA on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more news on what's happening in pro wrestling, read up on how CM Punk recently teased Daniel Bryan's arrival in AEW, which would be another big blow to the WWE.
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.