Ember Moon def. Peyton Royce

Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce: WWE NXT, June 21, 2017

In her first match back from injury, Ember Moon takes on one-half of The Iconic Duo, Peyton Royce. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cleared for action after being sidelined for weeks with a shoulder injury caused by NXT Women’s Champion Asuka, Ember Moon was greeted with chants of “Welcome back” as she prepared to face a familiar nemesis in Peyton Royce. Moon showed no signs of ring rust as the match got underway, but interference by Royce’s best friend, Billie Kay, allowed Royce to take control of the match and target Moon’s shoulder. The underhanded Aussie ran Moon shoulder-first into the ring post and tried to rip the limb out of her socket.

Moon, however, would not be deterred in her comeback match. When Kay again involved herself in the match, this time to help Royce avoid Moon’s Eclipse finisher, Moon decided to not limit her attack to just one member of the Iconic Duo. Instead, she wiped out Kay with a cross body block on the floor. The distraction enabled Royce to take control, but Moon fought back and collapsed Royce with a stunning Eclipse, sealing the all-important win and rebuilding her momentum once again.

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