Athena Speaks About Tony Khan
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Athena recently joined All Elite Wrestling, and she spoke about working with Tony Khan. She made her debut at AEW Double or Nothing which was held nearly 1 month ago. She was known as Ember Moon when she was working for the WWE.
She is currently the rival of Jade Cargill who is the TBS Champion. She spoke at NBC's ‘Sports Boston’ about Tony Khan. She compared him to her former bosses.
Athena Compares Tony Khan with Her Former Bosses
“Tony is extremely busy, but my interactions with him have been insanely different than that of my former boss,” Athena said.
“Because he’s just excited, he’s pumped, he wants to get everyone pumped up as he is. It’s the first time I think I had a show … He’s just going up to every match like, ‘Let’s go!
Let’s get this!’. I’ve never had that. And it’s just energy on cloud nine, every step of the way. Sometimes, the couple of days I’ve been there, we’re there for like fourteen hours and his energy doesn’t drop.
He’s so motivating, he’s so pumped about everything that’s on the TV product, which I’m not used to on any level. “Normally it’s like, ‘Alright. Go out there, blah, blah, blah. Cool, you know what you’re doing.’ And then on the other end, you’re getting Tony like, ‘You pumped for this?!
You ready to go?!’. And I’m like, ‘Yeah! Let’s go!’. I don’t know how to explain it. He’s so high energy and so positive that you just want to feed off that aura. I’m like, ‘I want that caffeine level that you’re at, but I’m afraid I might have a heart attack!’.
For fourteen hours, there’s not a drop. Not a drop. And he’s extremely appreciative that everyone is there. I don’t know how to explain it, but so far, I’m just like, amazed. I could people watch Tony all day long because you want to go so much harder for him, out in the ring and stuff.
You’re like, ‘Yeah! He’s pumped! He loves it! Yeah!'” She further explained the differences between AEW and the WWE. She started her WWE career in 2015. “I think the best way to describe it is I think the former place, if you will, demanded perfection,” Athena said.
“It didn’t matter what curveballs were being thrown at you, there was just very stoic energy of, ‘Alright, this is what we expect out of you. Do it.’ And if you don’t do it, you get ripped a new one.
Sometimes it’s like, ‘Okay, cool, we understand problems happen.’ But there was never that high energy. Hunter was the exception to that, I will say that. But coming into AEW, you get pumped, you get excited.
Every match, he (Tony) is there. He’s in the huddle with everyone. I’m like, ‘Where did you come from?’ I feel like he’s just teleporting backstage; I’ll leave one area and see him talking here, but in some kind of way, he’s doubled in front of me. I’m like, ‘How? You were…’