Some fans were concerned that WWE changed Ember Moon's name this week. That is not the case, or at least we don't think it is.
Vince McMahon is obsessed with changing the names of his wrestlers. That is definitely nothing new, but it does feel as if it happens more often in the present day than the past. This might simply be down to the fact that fans are more aware of what wrestlers names were before signing with WWE than they were 20 or 30 years ago.
However, these names changes don't always happen when a wrestler becomes a WWE Superstar. Mr. McMahon has been changing names willy nilly after men and women have already been under his employ for months. The boss's favorite thing to do right now is shorten Superstars' names from two names to one. Rowan, Ali, Otis, and Tucker are just a handful of names that used to come with either first or last names.
On SmackDown Live this week, it seemed like Ember Moon had become the latest to have her name shortened. The former NXT Women's Champion was referred to as simply "Ember" when her match was advertised. Moon teamed with Carmella to take on Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Her opponents were also only referred to by their first names, but that isn't out of the ordinary as they're an established team.
The confusion was ramped up when Moon came to the ring. Greg Hamilton announced her as Ember Moon, as did the commentators throughout the match. The graphic on screen as Moon made her way to the ring also still read Ember Moon. It seems as if, at least for now, Moon was referred to as Ember simply for the sake of advertising the match. She is also only listed as Ember in the match description on WWE.com but is still Ember Moon in her bio and on social media.
Most of Mr. McMahon's quirks have been explained by former employees of his on podcasts and during interviews. We know why he hates the word war and that he also doesn't like titles being referred to as belts, unless you're Becky Lynch. His obsession with Superstars only having one name is something we have never had explained to us, though. For now, we are just thankful that Ember Moon is still Ember Moon.