Ember Moon is known to most wrestling fans through her meteoric rise through NXT from 2015 through 2018. Despite struggling on the main roster, Ember Moon did challenge for Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at Summerslam 2019. Following her loss and a five-match losing streak, Ember Moon suffered an ankle injury, which she stated recently on WWE Backstage may be “career-threatening.”
"I may have a career ending injury." – @WWEEmberMoon #WWEBackstage pic.twitter.com/sBHY2Ke6k7
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 20, 2020
Ember Moon recounted the incident on Booker T’s “Hall of Fame” radio show, describing the event which took place on the September 24th episode of WWE SmackDown:
“So they go through the curtain, and they didn’t realize how close I was behind them,” she said. “As I’m coming through, the curtain shuts, I open it, go through. Truth is dropping Carmella, and I’m going full speed, and I had to hit the brakes. I was just like, ‘whoa,’ BOOM, and I felt a pop.”
The incident took place following a match between Carmella and Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks. There R-Truth carried Carmella away while being chased by various wrestlers, with the injury happening off-camera.
Ember Moon’s last match was a loss against Lacey Evans on September 23rd, the day before the injury occurred. The ankle injury is not the first injury to affect Ember Moon’s plans; in January 2019, she suffered a ruptured elbow which took her out of action until WrestleMania 35.
EXCLUSIVE: @WWEEmberMoon reveals that she suffered an elbow injury that will require immediate surgery. Get well soon, Ember! #RAW pic.twitter.com/cLjTssVgyw
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2019
Ember Moon Says Ankle Injury is “Career Threatening”
Ember Moon (real name Adrienne Palmer nee Reese), known previously as Athena, competed in many American wrestling promotions. They include Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance (now Reality of Wrestling), Anarchy Championship Wrestling, and Absolute Intense Wrestling, winning championships in each promotion.
We here at Pro Wrestling Post wish Ember Moon to make a strong and healthy recovery, and we hope that indeed this is not the end for the War Goddess of WWE. For all updates on Ember Moon, fans are encouraged to follow her on Twitter and Twitch.