Alexa Bliss Comments on Traveling to Saudi Arabia and Her Recent Concussion Issues
TV Insider held a recent interview with Alexa Bliss and some of the topics discussed included traveling to Saudi Arabia for Super ShowDown earlier this month and her recent concussion-related health issues.
On the topic of her trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this month for Super ShowDown, Bliss stated she had a very good time in the country and feels confident that a women’s match will eventually take place at a WWE Saudi event.
“I didn’t really know what to expect in Saudi Arabia. I knew it wasn’t going to be like Abu Dhabi. It’s very interesting to see how everything is over there. We had fun. When Nattie and I got to interact with kids in the hospital, they knew who we were. They know the product. The show itself was awesome. It was actually a really good experience.
“Every woman Natalya and I spoke to were super welcoming and asking us how we liked Jeddah. They said whatever they could do to make our stay better to let them know. Women there were just so excited to meet us. We had so many come up to us thanking us for coming and how they really hope to see a match. I think it’s definitely within reach. Everyone seems to be on board with us having match there.”
On the topic of her recent concussion issues, Bliss stated she was very nervous about returning to the ring at first.
“At first I was very nervous, coming back to the ring because I didn’t know exactly what was going on in my head. I knew I had a concussion, but I didn’t really research concussions. Then I was sent to a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh who pretty much schooled me on pretty much everything on concussions.
It made me feel a lot better about the whole situation. It made me feel I was in charge of my injury. It made me feel like I understood it. I’m definitely not nervous at all being in the ring. I was at first, but now that I’m educated on the topic and know the steps to take to make sure it doesn’t happen again. With the brain exercises that I do and eye exercises, I feel like I’m more prepared than ever now.”
More on WWE Studios Newest Film for Netflix
As noted before, WWE announced that a new film from WWE Studios is currently in production for Netflix. The film is called The Main Event and will star Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Sheamus among other WWE Superstars.
PWInsider’s Dave Scherer reported that this film will feature at least one NXT event over the course of its story and also features Keith Lee, Mauro Ranallo, and Beth Phoenix among its cast. Scherer also reported that the number of WWE talent to be featured in the film might expand based on the production needs for fight sequences and potential screenplay changes.
WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition
This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Jim Crockett Promotions themed, featuring one classic event.
This gem is the entire April 19, 1986 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament event from Jim Crockett Promotions. This was the inaugural Crockett Cup tournament, which was held from 1986 to 1988 by JCP and the National Wrestling Alliance and later revived in 2019 by the NWA and Ring of Honor.
Crockett Cup 1986
April 19, 1986
The Road Warriors, Midnight Express, Rock and Roll Express, and more compete to see who the best tag team is in the first ever Crockett Cup.