Booker T Criticizes Athena For Her Comments On NXT Backstage Meetings

11 months ago by Amanda Savage

Booker T Criticizes Athena For Her Comments On NXT Backstage Meetings WWE

On his podcast, The Hall Of Fame with Booker T & Brad Gilmore, Booker spoke out against Athena, formerly Ember Moon, for discussing a backstage meeting that occurred at NXT.

Athena had talked about meetings that were said to have been designed to encourage the women on the roster to ‘dress sexy like Mandy Rose’.

Elaborating on his feelings on the interview, Booker admitted that while he didn’t watch all of it, he complimented Athena on her in-ring work and noted that she had suffered a devasting Achilles injury but returned to competition perhaps even stronger than ever.

What he doesn’t agree with however is talking about backstage meetings after leaving a company, preferring himself to be cautious about potentially burning those bridges in the future, mentioning his past employment at Impact Wrestling, adding:

“But there again, when we’re talking about insider information that happened in meetings and stuff like that, I’m not a big fan of going out and talking about what happened in meetings.

“You just never know what the future brings, or what the future holds. And putting yourself in a bad situation to where there may be a bridge that you can’t cross back over it, serves you no purpose more than anything, and I just don’t know why she made the comments. Oh, just like say for instance throwing Mandy Rose in there or even put Mandy Rose’s name out there, you know. Mandy Rose might like the way she goes out and dresses, she might like the role that she’s playing. It might benefit her very, very well to play that role. At the end of the day, everybody is going to have a role. Okay, whether you want to take your role a little bit further than next person, you know, that’s up for debate. I mean that’s up to chance or whatever. But I do know if it’s something that the company wants and it’s something that they’re talking about inside the company, I don’t think it’s something that they wanted anybody outside of that meeting to actually know about, and that right there just kind of, you know, makes me feel a certain way about.”

Athena, formerly known as Ember Moon in WWE, has made headlines recently for speaking about her exit from the company, sharing details about her decision to leave as well as “fashion advice” meetings that caused quite the stir amongst talent.

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