In a new interview with the Ottawa Sun designed to promote tonight’s episode of SmackDown LIVE at the Canadian Tire Center, Alexa Bliss spoke about preferring to be a heel, how she got into WWE and who she enjoyed watching as a youngster.

Regarding her preference for being a heel character, Bliss noted that it’s more fun to get people to not like you.

“It’s so much more fun getting people not to like you. You get to act ways you can’t act in public. It’s out of the box. It’s out of your realm. You get to try things. I study a lot of people and their mannerisms. If I see somebody do something I don’t like, I use that. I’m thinking if I don’t like it, I’m sure somebody else doesn’t like it either.”

As far as her childhood experiences watching wrestling, Bliss mentioned Trish Stratus and Rey Mysterio that she would enjoy the most.

I watched wrestling religiously with my grandparents all the time. I loved watching Trish Stratus because she was so iconic and such a powerful woman. I loved watching Rey Mysterio because his lucha style reminded me so much of gymnastics. His style was so fascinating to me.”

In terms of her road to WWE, she noted that it was a tryout that she caught wind of that prompted her to give it a shot. She said she went to WWE’s official website, ended up sending a video, and before she knew it, she was getting a call back to join the ranks at WWE’s developmental system.

“I heard about a tryout, so I went to WWE.com and there was a link that said, ‘Do you want to be a WWE superstar?’ I said, ‘Yes, I do.’ So I clicked on it, I made a video and sent it in. I was called back, had a tryout and was signed to NXT. I was there for three years and now I’m (on SmackDown Live). I definitely don’t take it for granted. I’m so glad it happened, I’m so fortunate for the opportunities WWE has given me.”

Check out the complete interview with Alexa Bliss at OttawaSun.com.