Ember Moon is now officially the number one contender for Asuka‘s title, a match that’s shaping up to be a tough battle as both women remain undefeated. WWE.com caught up with Ember and she discussed her preparations for the bout.
Highlights from the interview follow below:
Ember’s thoughts on the match: “I’m a woman on a warpath. My path guides me in the ring, outside the ring, everywhere I need to go. At NXT TakeOver: Orlando, my warpath ends and a new path will begin. TakeOver is where fate is taking me and that is where my stars will align. Everything that I’ve gone through and all the struggles that I’ve had light the fire you see in my eyes and the fire that beats within my heart. Asuka may not know who I am now, but after TakeOver, she will.”
On what makes Asuka intimidating: “What makes Asuka so intimidating is how dominant she’s been. Her undefeated streak alone is enough to intimidate anyone. But I’m not going to be another number that gets added to that streak. I was told by a wise man many years ago that streaks are made to be broken. I plan on being the one to break Asuka’s.”
On the obstacles she has faced to get here: “One was just getting the people to believe in me. I wanted them to truly believe that I have the passion and the drive to set the bar higher than it’s ever been set in this division. In addition to that, I had to overcome people like Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, who have made a habit of taking opportunities and beating people down. I had to keep myself focused because I knew my destiny was to be in this match with Asuka.”
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