Ember Moon Reveals Edge Helped Her Come Back From Achilles Rupture
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Ember Moon went from retirement talk to an incredible return at NXT TakeOver 31. Why the sudden change? Moon credits a lot of her recovery to Adam “Edge” Copeland, who went through his own ruptured achilles and gave her plenty of advice on how to recover and properly rehab her injury.
“I was so distraught in my own feelings and Edge reached out to me,” Moon told Daily DDT. “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. 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.”
Moon has since wrestled her first match back, tagging with Rhea Ripley against Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez, and can be seen on NXT television.