AEW Star Opens Up About ‘A*shole’ Character Since Leaving WWE

2 months ago by Dave Adamson

AEW Star Opens Up About ‘A*shole’ Character Since Leaving WWE ROH/AEW

An AEW star has opened up about their time in Tony Khan’s company leading to becoming a “little snarky a*shole” after they left WWE.

Athena, the former Ember Moon, was released by WWE in November 2021 and would debut in AEW on May 29 2022 going by her old name of Athena.

In a year that has seen Athena become ROH World Women’s Champion, Athena spoke to Renee Paquette on The Sessions about her time in the company, saying:

“It’s wild, it’s crazy (that I’ve been with AEW almost a full year). I think I actually had this kind of reflection a couple days ago. Well, the week before just the chaos ensued of last week.

“It was just like, I haven’t even been here a year yet. This is just everything that I’ve accomplished.

“I feel like I’ve done so much since I’ve been with AEW, since I’ve been with Ring of Honor that I’m like, this is more than what I’ve done in two, three years at WWE I feel like as far as character development, as far as having these matches every single week, day in, day out, just being a little snarky asshole at times on TV which I thoroughly enjoy.”

Speaking about her current position on the women’s roster and the perception of women’s wrestling, Athena said:

“It’s really cool to kind of sit back and just — this week in particular because I don’t think I’ve had a week like this in my career just like ever. Just going from Emi (Sakura) to Yuka (Sakazaki) and now I’m going to Miyu (Yamashita).

“It’s humbling, it’s anxiety-driven and it’s just like, I have a division on my shoulders and just that pressure is on to deliver because I think a lot of people do wanna see Ring of Honor fail.

“I think they wanna be the, ‘I told you so Tony’, told you so guys and just the talent here is not willing to let that happen so of course that pressure is on that not only do we want to be in the conversation of a Dynamite, of a Rampage, of a Raw, of a SmackDown but not only that, we wanna be above that.

“So it’s just the entire locker room feels that way and just going into it, we were like, ‘We gotta do this.’ ‘What are you doing? Hell yeah!’ ‘You go and do it’ and it’s fun, it’s awesome.”

She would also discuss her wish to have a match with Trinity Fatu (the former Naomi in WWE), revealing that they have stayed in touch.

Athena is the current ROH World Women’s Champion having defeated Mercedes Martinez in December 2022 at Final Battle.

Transcript from Post Wrestling.

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