“I was so distraught in my own feelings and Edge reached out to me” – Ember Moon on how Edge helped save her career after her Achilles injury.
Ember Moon had been sidelined with a career threatening ankle injury for months. She appeared on WWE Backstage as an analyst for a short while and hinted at retirement from professional retirement. To everyone’s surprise however, she made a return to NXT on TakeOver last Sunday.
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The She-Nom has credited WWE Legend Edge for her return. She explained to Daily DDT that the Rated R Superstar reached out to her and helped her with advice that went a long way in her recovery.
“In May or June, I found out I’d have to have a second surgery because the scar tissue had built up so much into the joints that it was preventing movement,” She said. “I was crying because I just found out the day before I might have to have that second surgery.
“I was so distraught in my own feelings and Edge reached out to me, I didn’t think it was Edge, I thought it was Braun playing a trick on me, I was like, ‘What? How did you get my number?’ He goes, ‘No, this is Edge.’ I said, ‘Oh! Hi, sir. How are you doing today?’ Honestly, because of him and Triple H, that’s how it started turning around.
Ember Moon on how Edge helped save her career
“Edge was basically like, ‘Do this, get a sauna, get a bike, you have to do this.’ He basically sent me a Cliff-noted version of what he was doing because he had such a bad Achilles rupture, too, that they said he would never come back. When the complications started happening, that’s when they told me I might not be coming back.”
“The surgeon was top five in the country, but he hadn’t seen that ever. Part of me is a little proud that if I did it I did it all the way. It was just insane. Edge helped me out so much with telling me what type of therapy to do and routines that would help. I sent that to my therapist and everything started to turn around.
“It was slow, but it started turning around. I remember the surgeon telling me in July, ‘Your foot’s actually looking a lot better now. This is what we’re going to do. We’re either going to clear you in six weeks to do in-ring procedure or you’re going to have the second surgery. That’s what it came down to, so it was one of the most nerve-wracking appointments I’ve ever had in my life. If I had that second surgery, I probably wouldn’t have come back.”
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