Ember Moon was one of the highlights of WWE NXT television when it came to the women’s division. She went back to NXT after a dull run on the main roster. Jade Cargill also inspired her to join AEW.

Ember Moon was released by WWE last year, much to the shock of fans and pro wrestlers alike. After competing in the independent circuit, Ember Moon made her debut at AEW Double Or Nothing. She confronted Jade Cargill and made her intentions clear.

She is now known as Athena and immediately made an impact. While speaking on the “Complex Unsanctioned” podcast, Athena explained why she went to AEW. She also added that Jade Cargill inspired her to join AEW as well.

“When you look at the AEW PPVs and you’re seeing all of my friends that I used to roll with on the indies and they’re finally getting the platform that they deserve and it’s just like, ‘Man, they look like they’re having so much fun and I gotta be a part of it,’ you know? And it just kept setting in. It’s like the more time that went on there the more I was just looking at AEW, the more I was like longing to be at AEW.

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Then Jade Cargill came on my radar with that ‘Storm’ cosplay she did and I was like ‘Oh my God, this girl is fire!’ That’s the first moment where I was like, ‘Oh, there’s something here, oh, there’s something special here.’ And I remember then she came out with the “Jade [from] Mortal Kombat” cosplay and I was like, ‘Damn! She got that.’ And it seemed from day one where the company started all the way to now and seeing how much love and passion that goes into every match, that goes into every talent that sets foot and you can see it on their face and it made me long for that again.”

We will have to wait and see how Athena will fare in AEW. Fans would be glad if she ends up defeating Jade Cargill for the TBS Title as well. Only time will tell if she’ll find success in AEW or not.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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