WWE star Ember Moon has revealed that she will miss the upcoming fatal four-way match for the NXT Women’s Championship at the upcoming NXT TakeOver Chicago event (which is set to emanate from the Allstate Arena May 20th) due to a shoulder injury suffered in the recent battle royal to determine a #1 contender. She is also expected to miss 4-5 weeks of competition.
As a result, the NXT TakeOver: Chicago Women’s Championship match will now be a triple threat seeing Asuka defending against Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross. WWE also issued the following statement regarding the situation:
Ember Moon’s title opportunity against NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will have to wait.
Moon suffered a grade one shoulder sprain as a result of Asuka’s ambush during last week’s No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal and will not be able to compete at NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20, WWE.com has learned. Doctors estimate that Moon will require four to five weeks to recover from the injury.
Along with Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross, Moon was scheduled to challenge Asuka in an NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4-Way Match in Chicago. NXT General Manager William Regal announced the title bout after Asuka crashed last week’s No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal and brutalized the three finalists: Moon, Riot and Cross.
During the turmoil, The Empress of Tomorrow pushed Moon off the top turnbuckle before launching her through the ropes, causing Moon to fall hard on the floor.
More details are expected to be released this Wednesday on NXT.
That’s unfortunate for Ember Moon. I did not see the injury but I do wish her a speedy recovery. Even without her presence, the NXT women will still probably deliver, as they are still consistently one of the best aspects of the product.
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