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Ember Moon On Returning To NXT – “I Got To Do Things On My Terms”

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Since signing for WWE in 2015, Ember Moon has experienced some incredible highs as well as some incredible lows inside the squared circle.

During her time in NXT, Moon won the newly vacated NXT Women’s Championship in 2017 defeating Peyton Royce, Nikki Cross and Kairi Sane in a Fatal-Four-Way Match.

‘The War Goddess’ moved up to the main roster the following year, but her time there was blighted by injury, preventing her from gaining any real momentum.

However, after picking up an Achilles injury competing on WWE SmackDown, Moon switched back to the black and gold brand for her return to action. Teaming with Shotzi Blackheart, the pair would win the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships on March 10th.

Speaking in a new interview with Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy, Moon opened up about her return to action, commenting that she felt she had unfinished business with NXT. The master of The Eclipse would also reserve special praise for Triple H, calling him “the most amazing boss in the world.”

“I always felt like I had unfinished business at NXT,” Ember said. “Then fast-forward to me doing WWE Backstage watching Raw, watching Smackdown, watching NXT, having to know everything in and out and I was just like, ‘I don’t think I fit in over on SmackDown anymore, but I think I fit in at NXT. That’s where I need to be when I do come back.’

“I also had the most amazing boss in the world, Triple H, who checked on me at least once a month while I was out my Achilles injury, and it was just like, I felt like very drawn to NXT.”

Ember Moon would make her surprise return to NXT during NXT TakeOver: 31, something she described as “a breath of fresh air.”

“I finally got to do things on my terms for the first time in my career and it was awesome,” Ember said of her return.

“I took off [the helmet] and the crowd went wild, it was just like a massive breath of fresh air like, ‘okay, they’re happy that I’m back’ and the feeling’s mutual across the board.

“It was time for me to get back to business and get back to working hard and feeling like I’ve earned the opportunities that have been presented in front of me and that’s what I needed going back to NXT.”

Following her tag team title victory alongside Blackheart, Moon revealed on social media that she had considered retiring in 2020.

Moon and Blackheart most recently defended their titles on the March 24th episode of NXT, defeating Aliyah and Mercedes Martinez.