At 5-feet, 102 pounds, Alexa Bliss, the pint-sized Harley Quinn, is one of the smallest performers in the WWE—she’s also one of the most exciting, because what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in personality and beauty.
Since her Smackdown debut last summer, Bliss has been the Diva to watch in the company, already claiming her first major title in the Women’s Championship, which she has successfully defended for 60+ days.
More than just a pretty face or a talented performer, Alexa has one of the more interesting backgrounds in the wrestling industry. After earning a cheerleading scholarship to a D1 university, she overcame a severe eating disorder through competitive bodybuilding, finishing in the top-15 of the 2013 Arnold Classic.
But we’re not here to tell you about her many accomplishments (we’ve already done that in our list of the 15 shocking things you didn’t know about Alexa Bliss). Instead, we’re here to celebrate her hotness.
Here are the top 15 hottest pictures of the pint-sized Diva you need to see.
Alexa was always a talented wrestler, but she really came into her own when she adopted the Harley Quinn persona last summer.
Following the big reveal of her new character, Bliss told cleveland.com: “I am a Harley Quinn fan. I am a big fan of characters in general. When I was in NXT, we would dress up in themes like Freddy Krueger and Iron Man. [Buddy] Murphy, who wrestles in NXT, just recently dressed up as Two-Face. And I was like, man wish I could do that stuff. I really want to do a Harley Quinn inspired outfit. So he helped me come up with it.”
If you ask us, Bliss gives Margot Robbie a run for her money when it comes to hottest Quinn portrayer.
There’s nothing sexier than a successful woman, and Alexa has had her fair share of success in pro wrestling.
Here she is posing with her Smackdown Women’s Championship belt, which she won in December by beating former belt-holder Becky Lynch in a table’s match. Her reign as champ is now going on two months.
Prior to joining Smackdown in July, Bliss was a key figure in NXT, where she was involved in a long-running feud with NXT Women’s Champion and current Raw member Bayley.
At just 25 years old, Alexa is the youngest Smackdown Women’s Champion ever (although to be fair, there’ve only been two champs). At the rate she’s going, you can expect her to win a few more titles before her career is over.
Alexa is an All-American girl, but she would probably describe herself as more of a tomboy. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she took a liking to sports at a young age, citing gymnastics, softball, track, and kickboxing as her favorite activities growing up. And then of course there was bodybuilding. At just 20 years old, she became one of the youngest people to get an IFBB pro card. But she wasn’t your prototypical tomboy; she was also a cheerleader, earning a division 1 scholarship.
But she gave it all up for the most American sport imaginable: wrestling. She turned pro at the tender age of 21 and won her first major title by the age of 25.
Before she was Alexa Bliss, badass professional wrestler, she was Alexis “Lexi” Kaufman, competitive bodybuilder.
She told wwe.com that bodybuilding helped her combat anorexia: “Bodybuilding gave me a healthy way to gain weight and learn to balance my life. Earning my pro card within a year, I got to do something I enjoyed and be healthy at the same time. Bodybuilding helped me to realize that I don’t have to look like the girls in the magazines and that it’s OK to feel good about my curves. I hope that I can be a role model and positive influence to anyone else who is struggling with insecurities within themselves.”
Bliss has nothing to be insecure about these days, as she’s turned into one of the best and most beautiful wrestlers in the business.
It’s hard to be intimidating when you’re barely 5-feet tall and 100 pounds, but somehow Alexa manages to pull it off, thanks to what she likes to call her “resting Bliss face.”
And you don’t want to find yourself on the receiving end of one of those looks, because chances are what’s coming next is a snap DDT or her signature chokehold STO.
Alexa cites Rey Mysterio as an inspiration for her career, referencing the fact that he was able to wrestle with the big buys at a relatively short stature, telling 614 Columbus, “I really liked watching Rey and how he moved because of his size. I knew if I ever wanted to do this, I was probably not going to be the tallest gal or the biggest one in the ring.”
Another influence on her career is Trish Stratus. I think it’s safe to say she modeled her looks after Stratus and her wrestling skills after Mysterio.
Did we mention that she used to be a bodybuilder? While her competitive bodybuilding days might be behind her, it’s clear that she’s still a fitness freak, as evidenced by her muscular figure.
Last year, Bliss was featured in Muscle & Fitness Hers, wherein she described her high-intensity workout, which includes a combination of weightlifting and conditioning. “Nothing prepares you for what your body goes through [in wrestling],” she said. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done but also the most rewarding.”
Aside from preparing her for the grueling world of wrestling, all that working out has had another benefit: that killer bod, which, when combined with her cute yet tough demeanor, has made her one of the most popular female wrestlers in recent history.
Before she took on the sexy-tough persona of Harley Quinn, Bliss’s character looked like something out of a Disney movie, which is fitting, considering that she’s such a big Disney fan.
In an interview for 614 Columbus, she said that when she first started out in NXT she wanted to be a “Disney Diva”—someone who was tough yet still feminine and who the younger female wrestling fans could look up to an idolize. "We’re a PG company,” she said. “We’re role models. We’re strong, empowering women. I’m sure there’s a little girl out there that’s prancing around in a tutu somewhere—I can show her she can be tough as well.”
She said her favorite Disney princess is Elsa from Frozen. Who would have thought that that movie would influence a wrestling persona?
Not only does Alexa pack a big punch in a little frame, but she also packs a lot of curves into it. Bliss’s impressive backside is so popular among wrestling fans that it has spawned its own twitter account (more than one, in fact), which is devoted to the greatest moments in the history of her booty in the WWE.
She wasn’t born with that body (or that booty). It’s the product of hours in the gym. In her Muscle & Fitness feature, she revealed that she targets her glutes by doing various squat and lunges exercises. Whatever she’s doing, it’s clearly working, and we sincerely hope she keeps it up.
I believe they call this a “whooty.” That is, a white girl booty.
They say there’s no such thing as perfection, but we dare you to look at this picture and come up with a single flaw.
But Bliss’s perfection doesn’t end at the surface; she’s also got the perfect attitude to be the next big thing in women’s wrestling, telling The Oakland Press, “I plan on showing everybody why I’m the SmackDown Women’s Champion. I’ve said it since the day I got here. This is my era, and I’m really excited to show that, and it’s going to be an amazing time.”
Furthermore, she said of the part she’s played in the recent growth of the women’s division, “It feels amazing, especially being a male-dominated sport, to be at the forefront of WWE. To have women that are main eventing and making history, time after time. It’s so empowering, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Part of what makes Alexa so sexy is her tough wrestling persona, which includes glitzy outfits and colorful hair and makeup. But, the natural beauty that she is, she looks just as good without makeup (hey, even Disney princesses need to let their hair down from time to time). In fact, we’d argue that she looks even better outside the ring than in it. Don’t get us wrong, her fierce Harley Quinn getup is hot, but there’s something about her natural, girl-next-door look that we like even better.
Despite her ultra-feminine ring attire, Bliss was actually more of a guy’s girl growing up, and the type who was more comfortable in athletic gear than dresses.
This picture comes from a wwe.com photo gallery called “Lean and Mean,” which shows all of the company’s biggest superstars and Divas working out. While the muscle-bound male wrestlers are shown lifting heavy weights with strained looks on their faces, Bliss is the picture of grace and beauty, lifting her 10-lb. weight with a smile. I guess that’s the difference between men and women.
Bliss chooses to lift lighter weights so as not to restrict her flexibility, which is essential to her gymnastics-like wrestling style.
While she works out, Alexa likes to listen to fast-pumping music, telling Muscle and Fitness, “I really like anything by Aerosmith, and a song that I always listen to (in the gym) is called ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ by the Darkness. I also like the band ‘Bowling for Soup.”
As a former bodybuilder, Alexa is right at home in a bikini. After all, what’s the point of putting in all that hard work at the gym if you’re not going to show off the fruits of your labor?
Given how young she looks in this photo, this was probably taken just before her wrestling days. Had the whole professional wrestling thing not worked out, we’d say she could have had a promising career as a swimsuit model. That said, we’re glad it worked out, because she’s quickly becoming one of our favorite current WWE Divas. Now if only they would bring back bikini contests, I think we know who’d be the frontrunner.
How does one go about getting invited to one of these pool parties?
This picture comes from a photo shoot she did for NXT. Also at the party were Charlotte, Paige, Sasha Banks, and other bikini-clad NXT hotties, but Bliss was the true standout in her striped swimsuit.
Even though she appears to be close with her fellow female wrestlers, Alexa’s best friend is her boyfriend, to whom she became engaged just last week. Murphy revealed the exciting news in an Instagram post, writing, “Me & my best friend, and wife to be! She Keeps me on my toes! And always smiling!” The couple began working together in May 2015 when Bliss became the valet to the tag team of Murphy and Wesley Blake.
According to our definitive ranking of the top 15 hottest behinds in the WWE, Alexa has the third best booty, behind only Eva Marie and Sasha Banks. But this picture makes a strong case for her taking the top spot.
Bliss’s strong lower body isn’t just for show. It comes in handy when she’s pulling off acrobatic stunts in the ring, like her famous “Glitz Flip” and “Sparkle Splash,” which were inspired by her days as a gymnast and cheerleader.
Part of what makes Alexa so popular is that she’s a great athlete. Because of her extensive background in sports, she’s able to perform daring moves—like jumping off the top rope and flipping through the air—that most other female wrestlers wouldn’t dream of attempting. And even more impressive, she looks amazing while doing it.
Perhaps the best part about Bliss (aside from her looks, of course) is the fact that she doesn’t take herself too seriously, as this picture clearly demonstrates. There might be sexier Divas than Alexa (debatable), but not many could manage to look this silly and this sexy at the same time.
While other wrestlers are all-business as they enter the ring, Bliss almost always enters with a huge smile. But don’t let her adorable attitude fool you; when it comes down to business, she’s one of the fiercest competitors the women’s division has seen in a long time, and that adorable smile can quickly turn into a scowl. In other words, she enters like a princess and leaves like a champion.