Former WWE star and a former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon who is currently going by the name of Athena in AEW recently talked about her debut in the All Elite Wrestling and how the promotion tried to keep it a secret before her debut in the Double or Nothing pay per view event.
Athena started her professional wrestling career back in 2007 and she worked on the independent circuit for quite a while. She worked on various professional wrestling promotions including the likes of Ring of Honor and Shimmer. She was a huge star on the independent circuit.
Athena Talks About Her AEW Deal And How Things Were Kept Secret Before Her Debut
In 2015 she was signed by WWE and she started working on the NXT which was the Development Territory of WWE. She was started to be treated as a main event star instantly upon joining the promotion. She won the NXT Women’s Championship one time and the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship one time as well.
In 2018 she was promoted to the main roster for the first time in a career. But her main roasted Run did not work out pretty well. She was sent back to the NXT back in 2021 once again and she captured the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles along with Shotzi Blackhart.
But unfortunately he became a victim of the releasing spree of WWE and on the same year she was released. In 2022 she signed for AEW and returned to the independent circuit as well.
Ember Moon who is currently going by the name of Athena in AEW recently spoke to where she talked about her debut in the All Elite Wrestling and how the promotion tried to keep it a secret before her debut in the Double or Nothing pay per view event. She said;
“I feel like it was one of those things as soon as I got released or mutually parted ways…. whichever way you wanna have it there, it was like man I don’t know how to get in contact with them,” Athena Said
“but I gotta get in contact with them and I told my agent I was like hey I’m really interested in going there I really want to go there you know and it’s kind of like a combination of we reached out and they reached back and it was like a six month are we interested are you interested because I think when I left I didn’t really know if I wanted to continue wrestling I just knew that like I loved and enjoyed watching the AEW product at home watching the pay-per-views watching just everything.
“I’m like oh this looks like so much fun and then I’d be like I don’t know, I don’t know so I had a couple matches on the indies and just those blew up uh and it just getting kept getting more and more attention and I think like we finally like just kind of hit the double tap on the phone call and it was like yeah let’s let’s figure out something.”
“I get in at like eight nine o’clock in the morning and I was like you know what I’m not gonna go to the baggage claim for my airline I’m gonna go to the other one right and now I’m telling all my secrets so now I get lost I get very obviously lost and turned around because I’m terrible at navigating airports and I end up in the big baggage claim and all I see is piles and piles of AEW fans like stalking out the baggage claims with their binoculars. I’m 5’1″ so I can blend so I get in the biggest crowd that I possibly can and I get in the middle and I’m like head down like I have like my glasses on my mask on, I’m trying to hide.”
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