Ember Moon isn't afraid to be different.
Appearing on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia, Moon detailed growing up being bullied and how WWE helped save her.
“I tell people this all the time, I was maliciously bullied as a kid, which I why I’m such a huge advocate of Be a STAR and I try to do as many as possible. I was bullied for being too small, growing up on the wrong side of town, liking video games, liking chess, everything that seems to be so cool now and seems to be accepted by the world-which I’m super ecstatic that it is, that’s what I was bullied for. There were only so many schools in the district once we all go to middle school which is grades 6th through 8 in Texas and when I got there, the kids from the bad part of town came too. I grew up in the suburbs and I never really had interaction with that part of town, never really went there, never had that interaction and vice versa. I remember the first day of school, I got into a fight with this girl because I wouldn’t scoot my chair up so she could pass by. Vice versa, they had never experienced people from my side of town. So when you have this merger of different parts of the world coming together, obviously there’s going to be a little chaos.
“I don’t think I ever would have gone through with it, but I was like, ‘Man, if I just wasn’t here, life would be better’. God, I’ve never told anyone that. Like I said, I’m a big advocate of Be a STAR and this is for that reason because without WWE/WWF at that time, I don’t know if I would have been able to endure that going through high school. I became such a big fan of WWE.”
Moon began wrestling in 2007 after spending time at Booker T's wrestling school. She signed with WWE in 2015 and made her televised debut under the Ember Moon persona at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II. She debuted on Raw the night after WrestleMania 34.
Thanks to Chasing Glory for providing quotes.