How Did the Real-Life Heat Between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks Start?

Published 01/22/2021, 9:12 AM EST
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Alexa Bliss holding belt during Raw Women’s Championship match vs Ronda Rousey at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018 CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X162079 TK1 )


WWE has booked Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss in rivalries from the time they were working on WWE NXT. As of now, both of them have made it to the main roster and are climbing the charts to reach the top.

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Even though the Superstars have clashed inside the WWE ring, reports stated that ‘The Boss’ and Little Miss Bliss were not fond of each other in actual life.

According to the rumours, Banks and Bliss did not get along backstage and had to be kept separate.

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Is the real-life heat between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks just a rumour?

In an interview with ESPN’s Cheap Heat, Alexa Bliss responded to the comments Sasha Banks made about her following Great Balls of Fire in July 2017.

“I’ve seen the things she said about me. If that’s how she feels, that’s fine. But we know that we put it to the side and have a productive, professional match because that’s what it’s all about.” 

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Alexa Bliss making entrance before match vs Sasha Banks at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn, NY 8/20/2017
CREDIT: Chad Matthew Carlson (Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
(Set Number: X161332 TK1 )

Here’s what Sasha Banks said about Alexa Bliss

“You know, she came in so cute, so humbled. She came in so fake, with her fake little stories, her fake little ‘I love wrestling growing up, I love Matt Hardy.’ You know what? You can’t even tell the difference between Jeff and Matt, you idiot. Yeah, we call you on all your lies, sweetheart. You’re just here to be another girl. Another heel. You just want to be here for a Hollywood act.

“You’re on Total Divas now, you’re getting what you want and you can talk your way into everything, but you know what? You can’t run away from me. You can talk this, but you can’t walk the walk – cause you’ll never be me. I’m a three time Women’s champion for a reason, and I will be a four time Women’s champion very soon. I won that match tonight, and I demand my rematch.” h/t CageSideSeats

Considering Sasha Banks’ response was to a comment Banks made about a match, there’s a high possibility the rumours are false.

‘The Boss’ hints at disliking ‘Little Miss Bliss’

During an interview with Peter Rosenberg, Sasha Banks said that she is good at what she does, and she will act professionally if the company puts her in a storyline with Alexa. However, if it’s left up to her, then she doesn’t want to work with Alexa again.

Another time fans wondered if there was real-life heat between the two was when Banks punched Alexa Bliss without reason. Some say WWE planned this, while others believe it was a cheap shot. Every fan is at the liberty to draw their own conclusions.

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Apart from these, Sasha Banks has never revealed what actually happened between them for the dislike. The only other time their off-screen feud was spoken about widely was when Banks posted a screenshot of Bliss blocking her on Twitter.

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Do you think the real-life feud was just a rumour? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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