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WWE Told AEW Wrestler To Lose Weight Before She Got Signed

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• WWE Told AEW Wrestler To Lose Weight Before She Got Signed

During a recent interview on the Talk Is Jericho podcast, current AEW wrestler & ROH Women’s World Champion Athena (fka Ember Moon in WWE) talked about her WWE tryout.

She recalled that WWE didn’t sign her at first because she didn’t have the “Diva look” and they wanted her to lose weight as well.

Below is what she said:

“I remember getting this form that said ‘doesn’t have the Diva look, work on that.’ They had this whole pamphlet on what you did well, what you didn’t do well, what you need to work on.

Main critique was ‘doesn’t have Diva look’ and then it had some suggestions like maybe get hair extensions, maybe get new gear, maybe get this.

I remember just being told ‘I just don’t know if we should sign you or tell you to lose some more weight.’ That was kind of what it came down to and I was like, ‘I can lose the weight, just sign me.’

So, I lose the weight. I’m like, ‘yes, alright we got this, we hit that number’ but it was not in a healthy way because I wanted it so bad.

I had a cup of strawberries in the morning, I would run three miles, and then I would have a cup of strawberries at night. That was kind of the only thing I was ingesting.”

Despite losing weight, she wasn’t signed by WWE after that tryout. However, she eventually ended up getting signed in 2015 and went on to win the NXT Women’s Championship.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (December 24, 1987) – WCCW TV *Christmas Episode*

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 24, 1987, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.

The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several WCCW Superstars.

Here’s the card:

Chris Adams vs. Super Pole

Chris Adams Interview

Eric Embry vs. Vic Steamboat

Mil Mascaras vs. Chico Cabello

Matt Borne vs. Ted Arcidi

Kerry Von Erich vs. Brian Adias (Reunion Arena)

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