Brooke in May 2017
|Birth name||Ashley Mae Sebera|
|Born||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|
|Trained by||Norman Smiley|
WWE Performance Center
|Debut||September 18, 2014|
Ashley Mae Sebera (born November 29, 1988) is an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness competitor, and model. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Dana Brooke.
In July 2013, Sebera signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to WWE Performance Center and developmental brand NXT in Orlando, Florida. Brooke's alliance with Emma lasted from 2015 to her promotion on the WWE's main roster in 2016, which was dissolved after Emma suffered an injury. Brooke's alliance with Charlotte Flair lasted from 2016 to her turning on Flair in 2017. Towards the end of 2017, Brooke joined this faction, called "Titus Worldwide" alongside Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil that lasted until the group was subsequently dissolved after Brooke left the group in 2018.
In 2019, Brooke began appearing more frequently following her move to SmackDown. She was placed in a programme partnered with Lacey Evans in a feud with Bayley and Sasha Banks. Brooke also resigned with the WWE for an additional five years.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional wrestling career
- 3 Other media
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Ashley Mae Sebera was born on November 29, 1988, in Seven Hills, Ohio. Sebera started as a diver before switching into gymnastics, and after 18 years, she quit gymnastics after severely injuring both her ankles and later started training for the bodybuilding and fitness competition. Sebera attended at the Kent State University (KSU), where she graduated with a major degree of fashion, merchandising and design, and a minor degree of business administration in 2011.
Throughout 2011 and 2012, where not only she had been held several championships in the National Physique Committee (NPC), but in 2012, she had earned a pro card at the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB).
Professional wrestling career
Sebera signed a contract with WWE in July 2013, and was assigned to WWE Performance Center and developmental brand NXT in Orlando, Florida, where she adopted her ring name Dana Brooke. Her first appearance came at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way on September 11, 2014, where she made a cameo appearance in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze. A week later, Brooke made her professional wrestling in–ring debut at the NXT live event, where she and Sasha Banks lost to Alexa Bliss and Bayley in a tag team match.
Brooke made her first televised in-ring debut on the April 15, 2015 episode of NXT, where she defeated Blue Pants. Brooke defeated Bayley with a help from Emma on the April 29 episode of NXT, and getting herself involved into the mist of them two's ongoing feud when she formed an alliance with Emma. At the NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable on May 20, Brooke and Emma lost to Bayley and Charlotte after Charlotte pinned Emma.  Brooke and Emma begin managing each other's matches, but begin working together in tag team matches as well.    Brooke and Emma competed in a fatal–four way match on the August 22 taping of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (aired on the August 26 episode of NXT), where Brooke lost after Emma picked up the victory by pinning Becky Lynch.
Brooke and Emma confronted with Asuka on the September 23 episode of NXT, to start this feud with her. At the NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 7, Brooke lost to Asuka, when the latter made Brooke tap out in her debut match on this brand.  At the NXT TakeOver: London on December 16, where despite Brooke's interference during Emma's one on one match against Asuka on Emma's behalf, Asuka would defeat Emma by pinfall.
On the March 23, 2016 episode of NXT, Brooke managed Emma in her NXT TakeOver: London rematch with Asuka and lost, making Brooke's final appearance for this brand.
Main roster beginnings and alliance with Charlotte (2016–2017)
Brooke made her main roster debut on the May 9, 2016 episode of Raw, where she appeared in the backstage segment, where she and Emma attack Lynch. Three days later, on SmackDown, in her first match on the main roster, Brooke defeated Lynch after Emma's interference. Just a few days later, Brooke's association with Emma ended abruptly after Emma suffered a legit back injury during at the live event. At the Extreme Rules on May 22, Brooke interfered in the Women's Championship match between Charlotte and Natalya, costing Natalya the match, and helping Charlotte retain her title. The next night on Raw, Brooke aligned herself with Charlotte, whom the latter had turned on her father Ric Flair.
After the 2016's Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Brooke and Charlotte started their feud with Banks, and despite being drafted to the Raw brand during the 2016 draft on July 19 , Brooke continuously managing Charlotte's matches working with her in tag team matches against Banks.  The following night after Summerslam, Brooke and Charlotte started their feud with Bayley, but continued feuding with Banks. Throughout October, Brooke started her feud with Bayley,  whom she defeated by using the ropes for leverage on the October 17 episode of Raw, and the rematch between the two features Brooke losing to Bayley at the Hell in a Cell.
After losing to Banks on the March 13, 2017 episode of Raw, Brooke was being berated by multiple insults by Charlotte, Brooke turned face for the first time in her career when she attacked Flair and ended her association with her. A week later, Brooke lost to Flair. Her and Charlotte feud had ended when Flair was moved to the SmackDown brand during the Superstar Shake-up.      
Singles competition and Titus Worldwide (2017–2019)
At the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2018, Brooke competed in the first ever 30–women Royal Rumble match, where she entered at number 8 and eliminated Kairi Sane before being eliminated by Torrie Wilson after lasting over 02:59.
At the WrestleMania 34's kickoff show on April 8, Brooke made her WrestleMania debut, where she competed in the inaugural WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, where she was eliminated by Mandy Rose.
On the September 3 episode of Raw, Brooke was teaming with Ember Moon to take on against Banks and Bayley in a tag team match, and she and her partner lost when a distraction from Crews and O'Neil causes Brooke to get pinned by Banks, in which led to Brooke ending her association with Crews and O'Neil.
After disbanding with the faction in the early September, Brooke took part at the first ever all women's pay–per–view, called Evolution on October 28, where she competed in the battle royal for a future women's championship match, where she lost when she was eliminated by Moon.
At the Royal Rumble on January 27, 2019, Brooke competed in the second women's Royal Rumble match when she entered at number 22 and was being eliminated by Rhea Ripley, lasting over 7 minutes. On the March 11 episode of Raw, Brooke confronted the Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey for disrespecting wrestling—in which Brooke talked about that the promo with Ronda Rousey was a Paul Heyman-inspired shoot promo that enabled her to express her actual frustrations and her true feelings— and challenged her to a title match until Rousey accepted it by attacking her, but then the following week, Brooke lost to Rousey when the latter made Brooke tap out in the latter's title defense that lasted over a few seconds. At WrestleMania 35's kickoff show on April 7, Brooke competed the second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, scoring two eliminations before being eliminated by Sonya Deville. Due to Brooke racking up victories over Tamina on the April 19 taping of Main Event and Ruby Riott on the April 27 taping of Main Event, Brooke was announced as one of the women's MITB ladder match participants for the namesake pay–per–view during Bliss's Moment of Bliss segment on the April 29 episode of Raw.  At the 2019's Money in the Bank pay-per view event, she was unsuccessful in winning that match.
On October 16, Brooke was drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2019 draft. On the November 8 episode of SmackDown, Brooke and Carmella defeated Rose and Deville to qualify as part of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series. At the event, Team SmackDown lost to Team NXT.
In December 2019, Brooke revealed that she had signed a five year multi-deal to remain with WWE. On the December 20 episode of SmackDown, Brooke had a match against Bayley and was defeated again via pin-fall. After the match Sasha Banks joined Bayley in the ring to intimidate Brooke, but Lacey Evans soon rushed to her assistance. On December 27 episode of SmackDown, Brooke and Evans teamed up against Bayley and Banks in a tag-team match. Banks won via submission, using her "Bank Statement" finisher on Brooke. On January 3, 2020 Brooke and Evans faced Banks and Bayley again, this time they participated in a triple threat tag-team match against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Brooke won via a pin-fall on Banks.
Sebera dated fellow American bodybuilder Dallas McCarver until his death on August 22, 2017.
Championships and accomplishments
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