Ember Moon was one of the highlights of WWE NXT’s women’s division. However, this was largely due to her two runs on NXT as her main roster run was largely forgettable.

Ember Moon was released by WWE last year and that was something no one expected. Since then, she went back to her old name as Athena and competed in the indie circuit. She is now part of the AEW family and fans are more than happy for her.

Athena faced off against Jody Threat on the October 12, 2022, edition of Dark Elevation. Athena was extremely aggressive during the match and landed some stiff shots, which drew the ire of many.

While speaking on the Writing with Russo podcast, former WWE writer Vince Russo blasted Athena for being an unsafe worker.


“The worst thing in wrestling is when you see somebody where they are not in control of their body. And that spot where she threw her over the top, that poor girl is like in mid-air. The floor is right there and she can’t make it. That is the worst position you can ever put any wrestler in. When you don’t have control of your body and you are just hoping and praying that you land in the right way. That’s not the way it is done.”

AEW management also spoke to Athena and Jody Threat after the match. We’ll see what happens next involving Athena, She’s been up and down ever since joining AEW earlier this year.

What do you think of the awkward match between Athena and Jody Threat? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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