Brooke in May 2017
|Birth name||Ashley Mae Sebera|
November 29, 1988|
Seven Hills, Ohio, United States
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Alma mater||Kent State University|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Dana Brooke|
|Billed height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
|Billed weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Billed from||Cleveland, Ohio|
WWE Performance Center
|Debut||September 18, 2014|
Ashley Mae Sebera (born November 29, 1988) is an American bodybuilder, fitness competitor, model, and professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE under the ring name Dana Brooke and performs on the Raw brand.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Other media
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Life and career
Ashley Mae Sebera was born on November 29, 1988, in Seven Hills, Ohio. In 2011, she attended at the Kent State University, where she graduated with a major in fashion, merchandising and design, and a minor in business administration. For over eighteen years, as she has been serving its short tenure as a diver, Sebera participated in gymnastics. Once she has sustained a numerous injuries, including breaking both of her ankles, Sebera gave up gymnastics and instead took up doing the fitness competition and bodybuilding.
Body fitness and bodybuilding
Between 2011 and 2012, Sebera held several championships within the National Physique Committee (NPC). In 2012, she has earned her place in an International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) pro card. In 2013, she has been placed at twelfth at the 2013's European Arnold Classic. In 2015, she has been placed on the thirteenth at the Arnold Sports Festival that was held in Columbus, Ohio. On December 20, 2016, it was announced that Sebera would be competing at the 2017's Arnold Classic event in their international category, placing her on the fifth.
Sebera was signed by WWE in June 2013 and was assigned to their developmental territory NXT, where she was given the ring name Dana Brooke. Brooke made her first television appearance at the NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way event on September 11, 2014 in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze, while a week later on September 18, she made her in-ring debut at an NXT live event, teaming with Bayley in a loss to Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.
After a series of introductory vignettes, Brooke made her televised debut on the April 15, 2015 episode of NXT, defeating Blue Pants and establishing herself as a villainess. On the April 29 episode of NXT, Brooke defeated Bayley after distraction provided by Emma, forming an alliance between the two. On the May 7 episode of NXT, Brooke accompanied Emma to her match against Bayley, which was followed by a post-match altercation involving Charlotte. This led to a tag team match at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, which Brooke and Emma lost. On the August 26 episode of NXT (which was taped at the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn event), Brooke competed in a fatal four-way match against Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Emma, which the latter won.
In September, Brooke and Emma started a feud with the debuting Asuka. At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Brooke lost to Asuka and also turned out to be her last televised match in NXT. Despite the loss, Brooke and Emma continued to provoke Asuka, including an attack planned by the two, which occurred on the November 25 episode of NXT, resulting in a match between Emma and Asuka at NXT TakeOver: London on December 16, which Emma lost, despite Brooke's interference.
On the March 23, 2016 episode of NXT, Brooke accompanied Emma in the main event during a match against Asuka, in which she was defeated and turned out to be her last appearance in NXT.
Various storylines (2016–2017)
On the May 9, 2016, episode of Raw, Brooke made her debut on the main roster by assaulting Becky Lynch during a backstage segment, reuniting with Emma. Three days later on the May 12 episode of SmackDown, Brooke made her in-ring debut and defeated Lynch with Emma's help. Their association ended when Emma was legitimately injured during a house show on May 16.
On May 22, Brooke appeared at Extreme Rules, dressed as Ric Flair to distract Natalya and help Charlotte retain her WWE Women's Championship. The following night on Raw, Charlotte turned on her father and introduced Brooke as her protegé. At Money in the Bank on June 19, Brooke and Charlotte defeated Natalya and Lynch. After starting a feud with Sasha Banks, which included multiple matches between Brooke, Charlotte, and Banks, Banks and her partner Bayley defeated Brooke and Charlotte at the Battleground pay-per-view. On July 19, Brooke was drafted to Raw as part of the 2016 WWE draft. On the September 12 episode of Raw, Brooke slapped Charlotte after being degraded by her on multiple occasions, resulting in Raw general manager Mick Foley placing Brooke in a triple threat match against Bayley and Sasha Banks to determine Charlotte's opponent at Clash of Champions, which she lost. On the October 3 episode of Raw, Brooke got involved in a backstage altercation with Bayley right before Charlotte lost the title for the second time. The following week on Raw, Brooke attacked Bayley after her match. This led to a match between the two on the October 17 episode of Raw, which Brooke won. Their feud culminated in a singles match on October 30 at Hell in a Cell, where Brooke lost.
On the March 13, 2017, episode of Raw, Brooke attacked Flair for berating her after she lost to Banks. On the April 3 episode of Raw, she teamed with Bayley and Banks against Flair, Nia Jax, and the returning Emma, with Brooke's team emerging victorious. On the June 26 episode of Raw, Brooke competed in a number one contender's gauntlet match for Alexa Bliss's Raw Women's Championship, but was the third eliminated by Nia Jax. On August 7, Brooke unsuccessfully competed on a triple threat match against Mickie James and Nia Jax to determine Alexa Bliss's opponent at SummerSlam. On the October 9 episode of Raw, she competed in a five-way elimination match to determine an opponent for Asuka at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, and was the first eliminated by Bayley. On the November 13 episode of Raw, Brooke competed in a triple threat match against Bayley and Mickie James to determine the final member of Raw's team at Survivor Series, which Bayley won. During the match, Brooke attacked Asuka, which led to a match between the two on the November 20 episode of Raw, in which Brooke was defeated. They faced off in a rematch the following week, where she lost in three seconds, setting a new record for the fastest submission win in a women's match in WWE.
Titus Worldwide (2017–present)
On November 27, 2017, Brooke joined Titus O'Neil's "Titus Worldwide" faction, alongside Apollo Crews and Akira Tozawa. Throughout the remainder of 2017, she made appearances alongside the faction. In January 2018, Tozawa left the group. On January 28 at Royal Rumble, Brooke entered at number 8 during the first women's Royal Rumble match, in which she eliminated Kairi Sane before being eliminated by Torrie Wilson. During the next month, Brooke accompanied O'Neil and Crews as they failed to win the Raw Tag Team Championship from Cesaro and Sheamus. On April 8, Brooke made her WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 34 competing in the inaugural WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, in which she was eliminated by Mandy Rose.
Sebera was in a relationship with fellow bodybuilder Dallas McCarver until his death on August 22, 2017.
Championships and accomplishments
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