It is a bit of a worry. There are all kinds of wrestlers under the WWE umbrella and that can make for a lot of different scenarios. With so many different stars in WWE, there are a lot of different ways to present them. Sometimes it becomes clear that most of these ways are not working, which can create a problem. That seems to be the case again with a Monday Night Raw star.
Starting last fall, Alex Bliss became the newest follower of the Fiend, which started her as one of the new major female villains on the show. Bliss has gone on to develop similar powers to the Fiend and now seems to have walked away from him entirely. This means that Bliss could be striking out on her own again, but that means we might be in for a rather different presentation, as something could be missing.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is worried about having Bliss wrestle matches against other women, as she made one of her most recent opponents, Nikki Cross, seem like nothing. Bliss and Cross last wrestled against each other on the February 1 Monday Night Raw. Cross has not wrestled since and Bliss’ only match since then was against Randy Orton, where she only covered him after the Fiend attacked Orton. This is due to Bliss’ character rather than an issue with her in-ring abilities.
It might be a bit before you see them again. Check out Bliss vs. Cross and the two on their own:
Cross and Bliss have a long history together, including a pair of reigns as Women’s Tag Team Champions. Bliss would ultimately choose to side with the Fiend after becoming obsessed with his power. This resulted in Cross trying to bring her back to normal but Bliss attacked her instead and beat her in a series of matches. Cross has not been seen since their most recent match.
Opinion: I do get the idea here and it isn’t like Bliss cannot wrestle a quality match of her own. The problem is that the Fiend, or at least Bliss’ version of the character, is not something that is going to work well with others. If you can do whatever you want to her and have her pop right back up, the only person who looks good in the end is Bliss. If you find a way to beat her, the entire character goes away almost immediately.
The same is true of the Fiend and the results have proven the theory correct. How many wrestlers have been put in the ring with the Fiend and then have needed some kind of wacky way out of the whole thing? These characters can be fascinating, but there comes a point where you cannot take it any further though and Bliss would have the same problems in the women’s division. This might be a strange problem to have, but it s a very real one.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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