Athena Talks About Her Time In AEW Thus Far, Reflects On WWE Releasing Her Due To Budget Cuts


How has "The Fallen Goddess" enjoyed her time in AEW thus far?

Who better to find out from than the women's wrestling star herself?

During a recent appearance on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, the former NXT Superstar known as Ember Moon spoke about her time in AEW so far, as well as being released from WWE due to budget cuts.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where she touches on these topics with her thoughts.

“When I left the other company (WWE), I didn’t know if I wanted to wrestle again. It was just like, ‘Oh, this was like my big dream.’ There had always been AEW. It was just always like, ‘Man, it looks like they’re having fun. That’s what I thought I was signing up for’, and just watching and dealing with what I was dealing with, and then seeing this, and I’m like,’ Oh my gosh, this looks like much fun.’ Then once I actually left, I was like, ‘I think I’m good’, and then it became ‘Oh crap. How are we going to pay the bills?’, because we just bought a house and I was like, ‘Well, I guess I gotta wrestle to pay these bills.’ I went to college for six or eight years, but I never want to pick up a book ever again. I don’t want to finish any of those degrees that I started. It’s just not my jam, and I was like, ‘Alright, let’s lace up the boots.’”

Check out the complete interview at TNTDrama.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.