Athena, formerly Ember Moon in WWE, is enjoying the creative freedom afforded to her on the independent circuit.
Ember Moon had a great run in NXT, but her time on the WWE main roster was a roller coaster. Following her release from WWE in late 2021, Ember Moon is currently once again going by Athena and enjoying her time on the independent scene. During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, she spoke about what she enjoys about today's independent scene end having fun while proving people that underestimate her wrong.
“Yeah it’s great to create without a filter," she began. "I am getting to do that and also get the support of backstage crew, the companies, and the fans. I am getting support in front of the people that I thrive in front of. Athena was the villain, but it’s not hard to be the bad guy again. But I feel like the indie fans are more appreciative and understanding when they see you go through 20 chairs. I do stuff because I know it’s safe, but I feel like because I had another main event the next night, people underestimate me. But it’s fun and I think sometimes the chaos of making money and fighting for a spotlight, which you shouldn’t have to do, but wrestling should be fun for all of the parties involved.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Ember Moon detailed the events leading up to her WWE release. Learn more here.
Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for sending the above quote. You can check out the full interview here.