‘The War Goddess’ Ember Moon has revealed how her popular Eclipse came to be and who helped her create the finishing move while she was still touring the independents.
When Ember Moon first stepped onto the NXT stage, the former graduate of Booker T had it all. Her look was fearsome, her in-ring ability was ample and improved over time and she possessed one of the most striking finishing manoeuvres of anyone on the roster, the Eclipse.
A twisting mid-air stunner wasn’t what fans were used to seeing from women’s wrestling in WWE or elsewhere and that was Moon’s intention. Noticing how female grappling was perceived on the indies, the talent required something that would not only make her stand out from the crowd but force people to take notice of what she and the other talent were doing.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, the former NXT Women’s Champion revealed the origin of the move and how it was created especially for her by a retiring friend:
“My friend, James, he actually created the move and he retired and I was like look, I said I need something that’s gonna set me above the rest that is gonna keep people in seats, because at that point in time, the women’s revolution had not really started. It was very much so like on the independent scene when the girls came out, alright, let’s go to the restroom, get the popcorn and the t-shirts at the merch stand. Like no one watched our matches. And so it was like you know I wanna make these people stay in their seats, I want to make them watch what we do because it’s not fair to us. And so my friend was like I’m going to retire this year, I was like teach me the way.”
On November 18, 2017, the Eclipse afforded Ember Moon the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames when, during a Fatal 4-Way Match, the star took flight with her finisher and connected with both Peyton Royce and Nikki Cross to finally lift the coveted strap.
NXT’s goddess of war most recently teamed with Shotzi Blackheart in the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but fell in the Final at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day to Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez.
Credit for the interview and transcription: Sportskeeda