New SmackDown Women's Champ Alexa Bliss Is Worth Checking Out

The tiny WWE star is getting bigger.
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Alexa Bliss, who might be the smallest person in all of professional wrestling, is about to get big. The 5'1" spitfire broke out at the WWE’s Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV Sunday night, emerging from her match with Becky Lynch as the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Created in August after the Raw and SmackDown split, the SmackDown Women's Championship has only ever been held by Lynch, who won it in September. Her three month reign is now over, and Bliss is your new title holder. The 25-year-old is a recent arrival to the the SmackDown brand, which drafted her from NXT over the summer, and her rise has been meteoric.

Credit to Bliss’ rise is in part due to her “Wicked Witch of the WWE” persona, which has led opponents like Lynch to call her something that rhymes with “witch.” She’s also a hell of an athlete. A former bodybuilder, Bliss moves around the like ring like a flying squirrel and is much more ferocious than her 100-pound frame would suggest. Lastly, and perhaps most important, Bliss has won over fans because she’s a babe. Evidence of that is below.