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Ember Moon discusses not being the ideal Diva and dealing with suicidal thoughts

Ember Moon was one of the most anticipated stars to be signed by the WWE in the past few years. Her wrestling ability, unique look, and impressive finisher caught the eyes of the WWE Universe. Moon made her main roster debut on Raw after WrestleMania and has been an impressive force since.

On a recent episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia” Moon spoke to the former ring announcer about her journey to the WWE.

Being bullied and dealing with suicidal thoughts:

I was maliciously bullied as a kid, which is why I’m such a huge advocate of Be a Star and I try to do as many as possible. I was bullied for being too small, growing up on the wrong side of town, liking video games, liking chess, everything that seems to be so cool now and seems to be accepted by the world – which I’m super ecstatic that it is, that’s what I was bullied for.

I don’t think I ever would have gone through with [suicide], but I was like, ‘Man, if I just wasn’t here, life would be better.’ God, I’ve never told anyone that. Like I said it, I’m a big advocate of Be a Star and this is for that reason, because without WWE at that time, I don’t know if I would have been able to endure that going through high school. I became such a big fan of WWE.

Not making her third WWE tryout because of her look:

I remember getting the phone call and they said, ‘It’s a no.’ I said, ‘Is there anything I did wrong?’ ‘Nah, it’s just a no.’ Beforehand, when I had gone to FCW, they were like, ‘Oh, you just don’t have a Diva look, you’re not a Diva. Yeah you’re cute, but look at them, look at you.’ It was a different time period and those girls were drop dead gorgeous, but at the same time I’m like, ‘Man if I would have gotten hired then, I wouldn’t be the person I am today, I wouldn’t be the athlete and the entertainer I am today,’ because once WWE gave me that third no, I basically was like, ‘Screw you, I’m going to make a name for myself on the Indies. I’m going to make you take me. I’m going to make you want me.

You can listen to this and all episodes of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia” here.


  • Keith Learmonth

    Also, if carrying just one extra pound is 5 pounds of pressure on your joints, then weightlifting would be killing your joints, so you’re sounding more anti-gym than anything.

  • Keith Learmonth

    WWE turns people down if they’re at any kind of cardiovascular risk. They turned down Willie Mack, for example. Ember wouldn’t have been hired to NXT if she was a health risk because of her weight. You’re not about facts at all, you’re about twisting them to suit your feelings.

    You’re talking like Ember Moon is morbidly obese, and making yourself sound like an idiot.

  • Wicka Steve

    A spade is a spade. We live in a a world of facts, not feelings. I know I, like many others, feel better when I go out in a nice shirt and nice pants. I know I feel better when my hair is looking good, when I’ve come back from the gym, or done anything else that makes me look better. I’m not pro-bullying, I’m pro-honesty. You aren’t doing your friend any favor when he’s eating himself into an early grave and you don’t say anything. You aren’t being respectful to him either because if you respected him, if you cared about him, you’d say “hey, your life is important to me and I want you to still have both your feet when you’re fifty” For every pound you gain, you put another five pounds of pressure on your joints; that is a fact. Being overweight wears out your joints quicker, puts you at higher risks of stroke, cancer, heart disease, and a myriad of other health problems. There is no reason people can’t be below 15% body fat. For some of us, that means we don’t get to eat cake because some of us can eat and not gain weight and others can’t. That might not be fair, but life ain’t fair.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Thank you for providing an example of the utter B.S she’s had to deal with in her life.
    Unfortunately, I am not entirely convinced you were doing this just to provide an example, and there’s a chance you might’ve been serious, which is not cool.

  • Wicka Steve

    When you look good, you feel good. And she’d look good, or at least better, after losing that fat off her middle and her thighs.