Ember Moon returned home to NXT this past Sunday at NXT TakeOver 31, but she was not the former NXT Champion some people were expecting.
Many on social media thought that Bo Dallas could be the name returning to NXT. The man who defended the NXT Championship on the first-ever WWE Network live special has not been seen in almost a year since getting beat up by Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman alongside Curtis Axel who has since been released.
Speaking with Comic Book, Moon playfully gave the former NXT champion a shout out for providing such a strong red herring for her return.
“Holy crap, like me and social [media] have a love-hate relationship, but for the first time in my career, they showed me so much love,” Moon said. “Look, I’m not the best person at social media. I don’t think I am, mostly because I’m a hardcore introvert, and I’m just like, ‘Oh, I could just watch TV or play a video game. Yeah, why do we gotta take pictures?’ It was really cool, because the one thing when I returned was, I did not know what the reception would be. There were a couple of people that figured it out, but a lot of people thought it was Bo Dallas’s spot.”
“Can I just give a shout out to Bo Dallas real quick for running defense for your girl! I don’t even know if he knew it was me, but he started posting, ‘Oh, the original NXT champ, if you bolieve.’ I love Bo so much. I don’t even know if he knew it was me, but absolutely amazing, thank you, Bo, you’re the real MVP,” Moon said.
Regarding Bo Dallas’ future, he is not even included in the WWE 2020 Draft pool that you can see at this link.