- Born: 08/09/1991 in Columbus, Ohio
- Birthname: Alexa Bliss
- Height & Weight: 5'1", 102 Ib
- WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship (1 time)
Kaufman has been involved in sports since the age of five, competing in softball, track, kickboxing, and gymnastics. She also spent time in competitive bodybuilding, placing 14th at the 2013 Arnold Classic, and has been in the contest since 2001.
Kaufman was signed by WWE around May 2013 and reported to WWE’s developmental territory NXT. On the July 24 episode of NXT taped on June 20, Kaufman made her first televised appearance in an unnamed role, congratulating the inaugural and new NXT Women’s Champion, Paige.
In August 2013, Kaufman was assigned the ring name of Alexa Bliss and also added to WWE.com’s NXT roster page. Bliss acted as an unnamed ring announcer for the November 20 episode of NXT.
Bliss’ first televised appearance on the main roster came at WrestleMania XXX on April 6, 2014, when she played a part in Triple H’s entrance. Bliss finally made her televised in-ring debut on the May 8, 2014 episode of NXT, competing in a tournament for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship. Bliss defeated former WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox in the first round but lost to Charlotte in the semi-finals. On the June 19 episode of NXT, Bliss defeated Sasha Banks despite the interferences from Summer Rae and Charlotte.
After some hiatus from the ring due to injury, Bliss returned on the March 11, 2015 episode of NXT, defeating Carmella. The following week, she defeated NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks by count-out. This led to Bliss being granted a championship match against Banks on March 25, which she lost.