2019 Aug 09

WWE.com Editors’ Predictions: Who will win at SummerSlam?

WWE.com Editors’ Predictions: Who will win at SummerSlam?

SummerSlam is The Biggest Event of The Summer. This year’s pay-per-view will truly bring the heat, as the WWE Universe braces itself for an epic card from top to bottom, including Universal Champion Brock Lesnar against Seth Rollins, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch against Natalya, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston against Randy Orton, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus against Charlotte Flair, Kevin Owens against Shane McMahon, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley against Ember Moon and so much more. It all streams live this Sunday on WWE Network beginning at 7 ET/4 PT!

As the WWE Universe gears up for this pivotal event, WWE.com’s editors offer their own grand prognostications as to who who will sizzle at SummerSlam!

SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Ember Moon

BURDICK: This is a tough one, but gut tells me that it is time for a total Eclipse of the SmackDown Women’s Title. It is the time for the rise of The Shenom. And Ember Moon will not be denied.
WINNER: EMBER MOON

PAPPOLLA: Ember Moon’s had a rough few weeks, and Bayley is clearly as confident as she’s ever been. For how they operate, though, that might suit The Shenom and make The Hugger vulnerable. I’m going all in with Ember.
WINNER: EMBER MOON

CHIK: Bayley knows what it’s like to reach the mountaintop (winning her first Raw Women’s Title in February 2017), suddenly plummet (getting dethroned by Alexa Bliss), and scratch and claw her way back to the summit (winning the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match and cashing in on Charlotte Flair). Knowing firsthand how hard it is to get back to titleholder status after losing a championship, Bayley will be hellbent on retaining at all costs.
WINNER: BAYLEY

BENIGNO: A low-key show stealer possibility. These two never had a match in NXT, and despite achieving considerable success since then, both are still hungry for opportunities and clearly have something to prove. They’ll open a lot of eyes, and Ember will use this match to showcase why she should be considered a top-flight talent in the Women’s division for years to come. I don’t think she has it in her to top Bayley yet, but the performance will be its victory all the same: She might not beat the champ now, but she’ll come out of this looking like someone who can.
WINNER: BAYLEY

Source: WWE.com

2019 Aug 09

ComicBook.com Interviews Ember Moon

ComicBook.com Interviews Ember Moon

Part of WWE Superstar Ember Moon’s job is staring down major threats, whether it’s Shayna Baszler, Asuka, or current Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley. But on Saturday, August 3rd, Moon found herself in a unique situation – saving a princess from the depths of Hell. Moon and a motley band of adventurers were tasked with rescuing a kidnapped princess from an archdevil, stepping into its lair and facing down monsters and dangers from each level of the Nine Hells. As a clock counted down until she and her companions were trapped in Hell forever, a death dog stood between Moon and one of nine levels that needed flipped to rescue the princess. Moon waited until the dog turned its multiple heads towards one of her companions, pulled out her boomerang, and expertly flung it at the lever. The attack connected, and moments later, she and her compatriots were back home with the princess in tow.

Of course, Moon wasn’t actually in Hell on Saturday, she was playing in a special game of Dungeons & Dragons hosted by Dwarven Forge, a maker of premium miniature terrain. Playing alongside Internet personalities Satine Phoenix and Amy Dallen, Dwarven Forge founder Stefan Pokorny, and Luke Gygax, son of D&D co-creator Gary Gygax, Moon was enjoying a well-earned respite from the wrestling ring at Gen Con, the largest tabletop convention in the world. Moon is a D&D expert and megafan – she appears on Rollout, a D&D series that airs on WWE’s UpUpDownDown YouTube channel, and she’s been playing D&D for just about as long as she’s been wrestling.

“I’ve been playing 12 or 13 years,” Moon told ComicBook.com during an interview at Gen Con. “Started off with Second Edition, with its dreaded THAC0 (an acronym for To Hit Armor Class Zero, for those not familiar with older D&D terms), and worked my way to Fifth Edition.”

In fact, wrestling was why she discovered D&D in the first place. “It was a writer of one of the shows that we used to work, Richard from PCW (Professional Championship Wrestling, based out of Texas,)” Moon said when asked about who introduced her to the game. “One day, during some downtime, he asked ‘You guys want to play some D&D? I need a creative outlet.’ And I was like, ‘Psh! That nerdy stuff? No, I’m not going to play D&D.’ But he talked us into it, and then we got TPKed by a goblin party. Afterward, we were like ‘That’s not fair, blah blah blah blah blah,’ and he pointed out that we didn’t stealth or do a bunch of other things. I was like, ‘We can do these things?'”

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2019 Aug 06

SmackDown Coverage – August 6, 2019

SmackDown Coverage – August 6, 2019

Ember Moon vs. Natalya

The bell rings and they go at it. Ember tosses Natalya and stares her down. Natalya rag-dolls Ember to the mat next. Natalya takes it to the corner and the referee backs her off. Moon turns it back around and Natalya ends up rolling to the floor for a breather. Moon looks to fly from the apron with a clothesline but Natalya moves. Moon comes right back and sends Natalya into the barrier.

Natalya stops Moon from bringing her back to the ring. Natalya with a big discus clothesline on the floor. Natalya applies the Sharpshooter on the floor now. The referee counts her out.

Winner: Double count out

After the bell, Natalya keeps the hold locked in until the music hits and out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley to break it. Bayley checks on Moon but Natalya shoves Bayley into the barrier. Natalya walks off as Bayley watches her go. Bayley goes back to checking on her SummerSlam opponent.

2019 Aug 02

Ember Moon traces her roots in Dallas: WWE Hometown Superstar

2019 Jul 30

SmackDown Coverage – July 30, 2019

SmackDown Coverage – July 30, 2019

Ember Moon is backstage when Bayley walks up. Bayley says they are teaming tonight but she hasn’t forgot about The Eclipse fro last week. Bayley goes on and says they will get through tonight but Moon will regret it if she tries to pull something again. Bayley walks off and Moon stares at her, smiling.

Ember Moon & Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

The bell rings and Moon starts off with Bliss. Moon takes control and dropkicks Bliss to the mat. Moon tags in Bayley but Bliss rams her back into the corner. Bliss charges but Bayley sends her into the top turnbuckle. Bayley keeps control on the outside as Cross approaches. Cross and Bayley yell at each other. Moon runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive on Cross. Bliss and Cross are both down again on the floor now. Moon and Bayley have words and face off as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Cross traps Bayley in the apron cover on the outside. Cross unloads and tags Bliss in. Bliss runs and dropkicks Bayley from behind while she’s trapped in the apron. Bliss brings Bayley back into the ring for a 2 count. Cross tags back in and they double team Bayley in the corner now. Cross takes Bayley back to the corner and makes another tag for more double teaming.

Bayley counters and tosses Cross out of the ring. Bliss stops Bayley from tagging. Cross and Moon both tag in at the same time now. Moon unloads on Cross and hits an enziguri to Bliss. Moon drops Cross again and kips up for a pop. Moon with a running hip attack to Cross and Bliss at the same time in the corner, sandwiching them.

Moon goes to the top and hits the Eclipse on Cross, who pushed Bliss out of the way to save her by taking the move. Bliss takes advantage and comes from behind to level Moon. Bliss ends up going to the top for Twisted Bliss on Moon. Bliss covers for the pin to win.

Winner: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

After the match, Bliss’ music hits as she makes her exit with Cross. Bayley checks on Moon while she’s down in the middle of the ring. Bayley grabs Moon and drops her with a Bayley-to-Belly suplex out of nowhere. Fans give her a mixed reaction. Bayley stands tall over Moon and raises the title as her music plays.

2019 Jul 23

Ember Moon can’t wait for SummerSlam