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Alexa Bliss says her partnership with Blake & Murphy is ‘over’ and the NXT Women’s division should be ‘terrified’

Things have been kind of stagnant in NXT’s Women’s scene. An entertaining side-trip with Eva Marie as a top heel didn’t really lead anywhere, and fans have grown frustrated with a rotation at the top of Asuka, Nia Jax, Carmella and even Bayley since the “Divas Revolution” call-up of last Summer.

Someone a lot of viewers want to see receive a push is Alexa Bliss. Bliss has been in Developmental since 2013, but has really hit her stride since turning heel last year.

Her villainous run was kickstarted by a partnership with Blake & Murphy, who at the time were tag team champions. Since losing the belts, her boys have been on a bit of a downward spiral, and when they lost to Austin Aries & Shinsuke Nakamura a few weeks back, BAMF ("Blake, Alexa, Murphy Factor” ) exploded.

In a new interview at, Bliss’ answer when asked about the state of their relationship covers both the reason for the break-up and the impossibility of a reunion:

Let me put this in terms so that even you can understand. I'll describe it in one word: over.

Blake & Murphy were winners, I was a winner, and winners usually gravitate toward each other. They helped me, so I helped them in any way I could.

After a while, I felt I was being taken for granted. Blake & Murphy didn’t seem to appreciate who I was and what I was doing for them. After losing the NXT Tag Team Championship, they went on a long losing streak. They needed me, yet just used me as an accessory. I was the third member of that team, not just a piece of arm candy. Blake & Murphy stopped utilizing me and stopped appreciating what I could do for our group. I did everything in my power to give those boys opportunities to win in their matches.

Once they stopped utilizing me, they ended up losing. It was one embarrassment after another.

I showed those two countless times what it takes to win. I was setting an example, yet they just didn't want to learn. I was sick and tired of being embarrassed and humiliated by them, because they had the talent, yet they were constantly underachieving and never reaching their full potential. I decided it was time to leave and time to stop carrying our team on my back.

Crowds and competitors ask Blake & Murphy “where’s Alexa?”, and she says that helped her realize she was a star. She acknowledges that the boys helped her stop being the naive sparkle princess she portrayed as a babyface, and even gives them a hat tip for the frustration she now feels at having been treated like “an accessory”.

She says she’s taking that frustration out on the rest of the Women’s ranks:

I am going to tear through this Women’s division and show them what frustration has turned me into.

I was built from the ground up by NXT. I am what they designed the future to look like. I am what everyone strives to be. I was made to be Women’s Champion. I am the future, and I am here to take what is rightfully mine. Should they be concerned? No, no, no … they should be terrified!

It’s a fun kayfabe interview - check it out in full here.

Taking Bliss seriously as a contender, at a time when they seem on the verge of promoting Ember Moon (the former Athena) and featuring Peyton Royce more could be the reboot many have felt the division needs.

Are you excited for more Alexa on Wednesday nights?

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