Ember Moon (now Athena) isn't sure what her character in WWE was supposed to be.
After six years with WWE, Ember was released by the promotion on November 4, 2021. During that time, she appeared on NXT, Raw, and SmackDown, though her character was never truly defined, often ricocheting between different half-baked concepts.
During an online Meet & Greet with The Asylum Wrestling Store, Moon said as much, noting that even she never really knew who or what she was meant to be.
"I don't know what Ember was supposed to be. I think a lot of the times they were like, 'Oh, she's a witch, she's a vampire, she's a werewolf, she's an assassin in the dark.' There were so many different ideas being thrown out but I remember actually planning a whole werewolf outfit at one point in time. It was like, 'Okay, we got the mask, we got this, we had gear to match. We started putting on ratty fur and stuff, and like, something happened and then that got changed to something else.' I don't know, but at one point in time, I think Ember was supposed to be a werewolf.
A lot of the masks and stuff that I wore at NXT, they were modeled after wolf skulls and stuff. They're plastic, don't get me PETA. But they were modeled after wolf skulls so I wanted to do kind of an ode to that after I got back to NXT. That was kind of my, 'Alright, I'm going to make this a werewolf today,'" Moon said.
Back on the independent circuit, Athena last competed at Warrior Wrestling 21, defeating Shazza McKenzie and Skye Blue to capture the vacant Warrior Wrestling Women's Championship.
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Athena spoke at length about her departure from WWE. You can find her comments by clicking here.
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