Dana Brooke

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Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke live event May 2017.jpg
Brooke in May 2017
Birth nameAshley Mae Sebera[1]
Born (1988-11-29) November 29, 1988 (age 30)[1]
Seven Hills, Ohio, United States[1]
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Alma materKent State University
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Dana Brooke[2]
Billed height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)[3][4]
Billed weight125 lb (57 kg)[4]
Billed fromCleveland, Ohio[3]
Trained byNorman Smiley
WWE Performance Center
DebutSeptember 18, 2014[1]
Signature
Dana Brooke Signature.png

Ashley Mae Sebera (born November 29, 1988)[1] is an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness competitor[5] and model currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Dana Brooke.[3]

Early life[edit]

Ashley Mae Sebera was born on November 29, 1988, in Seven Hills, Ohio. In 2011, she graduated with a major degree in fashion, merchandising, design and a minor degree in business administration at the Kent State University.[6]

Sports career[edit]

She started a short career as a diver before switching to gymnastics. After 18 years, she stopped doing gymnastics after severe injuries to both ankles and started training for the fitness competition and bodybuilding.[6] Between 2011 and 2012, she held several championships in the National Physique Committee (NPC). In 2012, she earned a pro card at the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB). At the Arnold Classic she finished 12th in 2013, 13th in 2015,[7] and 14th in 2016.[8]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

WWE[edit]

NXT (2013–2016)[edit]

Brooke in December 2014

In July 2013, Sebera signed a contract to WWE and was assigned to the developmental territory NXT, where she was given the ring name Dana Brooke.[9] Brooke appeared first on NXT at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze. She made her in-ring debut on a NXT house show on September 18, 2014, teaming with Bayley to lose against Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.[1] On the April 15, 2015 episode of NXT, Brooke went on to defeat Blue Pants.[10]

On the April 29 episode of NXT, Brooke defeated Bayley, who was distracted by Emma. Brooke formed an alliance with Emma.[11] At NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable on May 20, the duo lost against Bayley and Charlotte.[12] On the May 27 episode of NXT, Emma defeated Bayley. After the match, Dana joined Emma's attack on Bayley and Charlotte.[13] On the September 23 episode of NXT, Brooke and Emma confronted the debuting Asuka, starting a feud.[14] At NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 7, Brooke lost against Asuka by submission.[15][16] At NXT TakeOver: London on December 16, Brooke interfered in Emma's match against Asuka, who won by pinfall.[17][18] In her final NXT appearance on the March 23, 2016 episode, she accompanied Emma in another losing effort against Asuka.[19]

Raw (2016–present)[edit]

On the May 9, 2016, episode of Raw, Dana Brooke made her main roster debut when she and Emma attacked Becky Lynch during a backstage interview.[20] On the May 12 episode of SmackDown, Brooke defeated Becky after interference by Emma.[21] After Emma suffered a legit injury on a house show, her association with Dana Brooke ended.[22]

At Extreme Rules on May 22, Dana (who was wearing Ric Flair's robe) interfered in the Women's Championship match between Charlotte and Natalya, allowing Charlotte to retain her title.[23] The following night on Raw, Dana aligned with Charlotte, who turned on her father Ric Flair.[24] At Money in the Bank on June 19, Dana teamed with Charlotte to defeat Natalya and Becky Lynch.[25] On July 19, Dana Brooke was drafted to the Raw brand.[26][27] At Battleground on July 24, Dana teamed with Charlotte to lose against Sasha Banks and the debuting Bayley.[28] On the October 3 episode of Raw, Dana got into a backstage altercation with Bayley and was taken out.[29] Dana attacked Bayley after a match the following week on Raw.[30] and defeated her on the October 17 episode,[31] but lost to her at Hell in a Cell on October 30.[32]

On the March 13, 2017 episode of Raw, Dana was defeated by Sasha Banks and afterwards was berated by Charlotte until Dana hit back, turning face in the process.[33] On the April 3 episode of Raw, she teamed with Bayley and Banks to defeat Charlotte, Nia Jax, and the returning Emma.[34] On the November 13 episode of Raw lost a triple threat match against Bayley after getting into a scuffle with Asuka, thereby failing to become the fifth member for team Raw at Survivor Series.[35] On the November 20 episode of Raw, Dana lost to Asuka.[36] In a rematch between the two the following week of Raw, Asuka forced Dana to submit in 3 seconds, setting a new record for the fastest submission win in a women's match in WWE.[37]

Dana Brooke along with her fellow Titus Worldwide partners Apollo Crews (left) and Titus O'Neil (right) in April 2018

After losing to Asuka, Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil invited Dana to join their "Titus Worldwide" faction, which she accepted.[38] On the January 1, 2018, episode of Raw, Dana accompanied Crews for a match against Bray Wyatt, which Crews lost.[39] At Royal Rumble on January 28, Brooke was the 8th entry in the first 30-women Royal Rumble match; she eliminated Kairi Sane before being eliminated by Torrie Wilson.[40] On the WrestleMania 34 preshow on April 8, Brooke competed in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal and was eliminated by Mandy Rose.[41] On the September 3 episode of Raw, Dana teamed with Ember Moon against Sasha Banks and Bayley. A distraction caused by Crews and O'Neil lead to Dana losing the match and subsquently leaving Titus Worldwide.[42]

On the March 7 episode of Raw, Dana Brooke confronted Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey for disrespecting wrestling and challenged her to a title match. Rousey responded by beating up Dana[43] and defeated her in a few seconds the following week.[44] She competed in the WrestleMania 35 Women's battle royal match, where she eliminated Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan before being eliminated by Sonya Deville.[45]On April 15 episode of Main Event, Dana defeated Tamina Snuka in a single match.

Other media[edit]

Brooke has appeared in three WWE video games. She made her in-game debut in WWE 2K17[46] and appears in WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19.[47]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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