The Hard Times & Hard Hits of Athena

The ROH Women’s Champion Athena explains how her strong style wrestling earned her the nickname “The American Joshi” on the indie scene, and also caused a bit of controversy in a recent AEW Dark match against Jody Threat. Athena talks about her journey to AEW, reinventing the Athena character, and why she let Jade destroy her cool angel wings. She also details her run at WWE from her multiple tryouts to signing to NXT to her move to the main roster to her devasting Achilles injury, and eventual release. She shares stories about the Ember Moon gimmick including what inspired the colored contact lenses and what it was like to win the tag team titles with then partner, Shotzi Blackheart. Plus, she speaks to her relationships with Vince McMahon, Triple H, Nattie Neidhart, and Saraya, and speculates as to why things didn’t work out for Ember Moon at WWE.


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