Adrienne Reese (aka Ember Moon) is a 32-year-old professional wrestler from Dallas, Texas. Reese currently wrestles for the WWE and performs on SmackDown as the wrestler, Ember Moon. She is one half of the WWE’s NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Shotzi Blackheart.
Growing up, Reese became a huge fan of wrestling thanks to her grandfather who would watch Monday Night RAW and SmackDown with her.
Reese began her training under Skandor Akbar but later switched to training at Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance and wrestled under the name “Trouble” for his promotion. She competed for other Texas-based promotions like Anarchy Championship Wrestling and then branched out to other indies like Shimmer Women Athletes and All American Wrestling.
Adrienne Reese Signs with WWE
In 2015, Adrienne Reese signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to NXT. She made her in-ring debut at a house show for NXT that October under the ring name, Adrienne Reese. In June 2016, she defeated Peyton Royce at NXT Takeover: The End and assumed the ring name, Ember Moon.
On November 18 2017, Ember Moon won the vacant NXT Women’s Championship in a fatal-four way match, defeating Royce, Nikki Cross and Kairi Sane. She retained the title until April 2018 when she was defeated by Shayna Baszler.
Ember Moon’s Main Roster Debut
On the Monday Night RAW episode following Wrestlemania 34, Ember Moon made her main roster debut teaming with Nia Jax to defeat Alexa Bliss and Mickie James.
During the 2019 WWE Shake-up, she was moved to WWE’s SmackDown brand. She lost several matches in 2019 and then suffered a serious ankle injury.
Moon’s Return to NXT
At NXT TakeOver: 31, fans were teased with a vignette of a mysterious biker who came to the stage to confront Io Shirai. When the mystery biker removed his/her helmet, it was Ember Moon. She confronted Shirai, hinting that she’s coming for the title.
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship
On March 10, 2021, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart defeated inaugural champions, Dakota Kai and Raquel González for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Absolute Intense Wrestling
- AIW Women’s Championship (2 times)
- Anarchy Championship Wrestling
- ACW American Joshi Championship (3 times)
- ACW Televised Championship (1 time)
- ACW Queen of Queens Tournament (2012)
- Pro Wrestling Alliance
- PWA Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Women Superstars Uncensored / Combat Zone Wrestling
- Queen and King of the Ring (2013)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Women’s Championship (1 time)
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time, current)