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NXT News: Ryback believes Ember Moon's Eclipse could endanger her

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Ember Moon has come close to the NXT Women's Championship, but yet to obtain it

What's the story?

On a recent edition of Ryback's podcast, "Conversations With The Big Guy", he discussed the finishing move of current NXT Superstar Ember Moon. He believes that The Eclipse, a stunner-like manoeuvre from the top rope, will have long-term effects on Moon's health.

In case you didn't know...

Ember Moon got her start in pro wrestling in 2007 in the Houston, Texas area. She was trained by Booker T who hails from the same area and trained other professional wrestlers like Lance Hoyt, Skandor Akbar, and Rodney Mack.

The heart of the matter

On the show, Ryback stated that he thinks The Eclipse looks absolutely terrific but believes that Ember should change her finisher. Ryback mentioned that delivering a regular stunner night after night compresses your spine, and doing it from the top rope magnifies the effect.

One can look towards a very famous case with Stone Cold Steve Austin who had to retire a lot sooner than the WWE Universe wanted him to. While he delivered just a regular stunner, his neck issues compounded the stress it took on his body.

What's next?

With Asuka vacating the NXT Women's Championship, the competition for the first champion in well over 500 days is heating up. Over the next few weeks on NXT, the championship picture will be clearer ahead of NXT Takeover: Houston on Survivor Series weekend.

Author's take

Ryback is definitely aloof at times, but in this case, he does make some sense here. The finisher injured Billie Kay a few months ago, and there is a lot that goes into the timing and positioning.

On the flip side of the coin, if the WWE didn't feel like it was a safe manoeuvre, Ember wouldn't be able to use it. If Ember starts to feel the effects of using that move as her finisher, she'll realize that and can make the necessary changes.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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