Ember Moon is a former NXT Women’s Champion and one of the hottest prospects in the Raw Women’s Division right now. With the likes of Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks recently struggling with injuries, Moon has been one of the most consistent performers who has been quietly plying her trade in the mid-card.
Many believed that Moon would be the one to win the Women’s Battle Royal at Evolution since Nia Jax had already faced Ronda Rousey back at Money in the Bank and was moments away from tapping out to the armbar before Alexa Bliss interfered and cashed in her contract.
Obviously, Moon didn’t win the match and will now be pushed back down the ranks in the Women’s Division, but according to Dave Scherer on PWInsider Elite Audio, this could work to The War Goddess’ advantage further down the line when WWE is ready to push her towards the title.
“The one thing [the fans] aren’t considering here is, okay you want to see her get a push — that’s great. She’s not going to get a push at the expense of Ronda Rousey,” he said via Ringsidenews. “It’s not going to happen nor should it happen. So if you get what you want and she’s in this position [as #1 contender] it’s not going to be a positive position.”
“She’s going to be in there to be the contender of the month that jobs out to Ronda. And you don’t want that. It’s kind of like when that dope Enzo Amore got hurt — he hit his face on the rope like snapped his neck. They were going to lose that match so you’re actually better off to get hurt and not get the stink of being a loser on ya.”
“She’s better off now because she can say at the first battle royal at the first women’s only pay-per-view who eliminated more people than her — no one. She didn’t win but she eliminated more people than anyone and that they can go back to later on.”
Moon will perhaps fall back into the mid-card in the coming months as the tease of Women’s Tag Team Championships continues.