Following WWE Stomping Grounds, the WWE Network premiered a new 365 which focused on Alexa Bliss. One of the segments focused on Alexa Bliss’ personal feud with Nia Jax that culminated in a WWE RAW Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 34. Bliss said that Jax was body shamed while she had suffered from eating disorders.
“The storyline with Nia Jax is my favorite one because we touched on real issues,” Bliss said. “We both are really big on body positivity. Nia had had a past of getting bullied and body shamed. I had struggled with eating disorders that almost took my life. It was a great story because it was real.
“It’s no secret that Nia and I are best friends,” Bliss claimed. “To see Nia holding the title up and knowing that my best friend is having her Wrestlemania moment and I was able to share that with her was awesome. We did the best job at our abilities to make the payoff and show that bullies never win and the good guy will prevail because of the story we had told leading up to it.”
“There’s a lot of rumors about it like, ‘Oh did Alex Bliss get implants?’ I’ve had implants since I was seventeen,” Bliss said. “I’m very open and honest about it. When I had my eating disorder I got down to eighty-five pounds. My doctor told my mom said if [I] don’t get admitted I will die. They treated my health symptoms, they didn’t treat the mental side of it.
“The second time I was hospitalized they treated it like a mental disorder and a mental illness and that’s actually when it started getting better. So, I was very self-conscience about my body and the fact that I felt like I looked like a seven year old boy. There are studies that show [implants] helps women recover from eating disorders because they feel more womanly and they feel better about their bodies and their self image. All the doctors in on this one procedure were my pediatrician, my eating disorder doctor, my psychologist, my psychiatrist. I will never regret doing that for myself because it helped me get over my eating disorder and my body image issues.”
h/t to Jeffrey Needham of Wrestling Inc for the transcription.