Alexis Kaufman (born August 9, 1991) is an American fitness model and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where she competes in their Raw brand under the ring name Alexa Bliss.
Alexa is the longest reigning WWE Women's Champion in the history of the company having held the title for 232 days in her second reign as champion. She is also shares the record of longest reigning WWE Goddess Champion in history, along with Charlotte with both holding it for 126 days. She is also a former three-time WWE Divas Tag Team Champion with three different partners, Bayley, Rosemary and Velvet Sky. She was also the winner of the 2018 Royal Rumble Match.
Kaufman was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has been involved in sports since the age of five, competing in softball, track, kickboxing, and gymnastics. In cheerleading, she reached Division I status in college. She also spent time in competitive bodybuilding, and has competed in the Arnold Classic since 2011.
Professional wrestling career
On the debut January 20, 2016 episode of NXT, Bliss teamed with Nia Jax and suffered a loss to Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. After the match Bliss got into an altercation with WWE Owner, Triple H who informed Bliss that she would face Nia Jax the following week on NXT. A week later Bliss defeated Jax with some help from Samoa Joe and afterwards was named the #1 Contender for the NXT Women's Championship, that same night Bliss had a run in with Mason Wolfe with the two discussing something behind closed doors. At NXT Takeover: R Evolution Bliss defeated Leva Bates and announced her intentions of once again becoming #1 Contender for the NXT Women's Championship. On the June 8, 2016 episode of NXT, Bliss aligned herself with Mason Wolfe after he got himself intentionally disqualified in his match against Joey Ryan before Wolfe attacked him and left with both of the NXT Tag Team Championships.
On the July 20, 2016 episode of NXT, Wolfe opened the show and revealed that Ryan was no longer his tag team partner and therefore was no longer one-half of the NXT Tag Team Champions, due to the fact that he hadn't attempted to get his half of the titles back from Wolfe. He then announced that he had found a new partner and that it was none other than Alexa Bliss. A few days later the title change was made official as it was listed on WWE.com, therefore Wolfe's first reign ended and his second one began with Alexa, making him the first ever two-time champion.
Kaufman revealed that she suffered from a life-threatening eating disorder when she was younger, but bodybuilding helped her overcome it. She is an avid fan of Disney. Beginning in June 2016 there were rumors that Kaufman was dating NXT Superstar, Mason Alvarez better known by his ring name Mason Wolfe, however Alvarez revealed that the rumors were untrue and that they weren't dating in July 2016; despite denying the rumors there are still speculations that the two were dating.
- Finishing moves
- Twisted Bliss / Sparkle Splash (Rounding moonsault)
- Signature moves
- Chokehold STO, to an oncoming opponent
- Diving somersault evasion
- Glitter Blizzard (Leg trap sunset flip powerbomb)
- Glitz Flip / In-sault To Injury (Standing moonsault double knee drop)
- Multiple stomps, to the nape of a face-down opponent
- Modified neck wrench
- Over the shoulder arm drag
- Tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown, sometimes transitioned into an inside cradle
- Entrance themes
- "Blissful" by CFO$ (NXT; 2016–present)
- "Run" by Bring Me The Horizon (Used while managing Mason Wolfe)
Championships and accomplishments
- World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
- WWE NXT