Xia Brookside

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Xia Brookside
Roobie Brookside.jpg
Brookside with her father Robbie in 2020
Birth nameXia-Louise Brooks
Born (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 22)
Leicester, England
RelativesRobbie Brookside (father)
Websitexiabrookside.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Xia Brookside
Billed height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Billed weight110 lb (50 kg)[1]
Billed fromLiverpool, England[2]
Trained byRobbie Brookside[1]
Robbie Dynamite[1]
Dean Allmark[1]
Debut16 May 2015[1]

Xia-Louise Brooks (born 16 October 1998), better known by the ring name Xia Brookside, is an English professional wrestler and valet. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the NXT UK brand.[1] She has also worked for World Wonder Ring Stardom and All Star Wrestling.

Early life[edit]

Xia-Louise Brooks was born in Leicester on 16 October 1998, the daughter of professional wrestler Robbie Brookside.[3][4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (2014–2017)[edit]

Brookside was trained by her father,[1] as well as Robbie Dynamite and Dean Allmark.[1][5] In 2015, she made her in-ring debut for All Star Wrestling in her father's native Liverpool, teaming with El Ligero to defeat Kay Lee Ray and Sammy D.[6] In February 2016, she lost a three-way match for the ICW Women's Championship against Kay Lee Ray and Carmel Jacob.[4][7] In May 2016, she took part in the Empress Pro Invitational, defeating Toni Storm in the semi-finals and Kay Lee Ray in the tournament finals.[8] On 26 June 2016, Brookside defeated Toni Storm to become Pro Wrestling Ulster Women's champion.[9] In 2017, at a Kamikaze Pro event, she was defeated by Rosemary.[10]

In 2016, Brookside made her Revolution Pro Wrestling debut losing to Jinny Couture.[11] In 2017, she began working for the Japanese World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. She made her debut teaming with Mari Apache and Gabby Ortiz to defeat Hiromi Mimura, Konami and Starlight Kid.[12] In her second Stardom match, Brookside and Ortiz defeated Natsuko Tora and Kaori Yoneyama of Team Jungle.[13] During the 2017 5STAR Grand Prix she gained two points by defeating Kris Wolf in the first set of block B matches.[14]

WWE (2018–present)[edit]

On 30 July 2018, it was announced that Brookside would be taking part in the second WWE Mae Young Classic in August.[3][15] She lost to Io Shirai in the first round.[16] Despite her loss, she became a part of the NXT UK roster. She participated in a tournament to become the inaugural NXT UK Women's Champion but was eliminated in the first round. On the 15 May episode of NXT UK, her match with Killer Kelly ended in a no contest after Jinny introduced Jazzy Gabert sparking a feud between Jinny and Brookside. On the 19 June episode of NXT UK, Brookside along with other women competed in a battle royal to determine who will get a future opportunity for the NXT UK Women's Championship. In the match, Brookside eliminated Jinny and Jazzy Gabert but she was the last one eliminated by Kay Lee Ray. On the 17 July episode of NXT UK, Brookside faced Jinny but she lost due to interference from Gabert. On the 24 July episode of NXT UK, Brookside, Piper Niven and NXT UK Women's Champion Toni Storm were defeated by Jinny, Gabert, and Ray. Two weeks later on the 7 August episode of NXT UK, Brookside and Niven got defeated by Jinny and Gabert after Niven left midway the match attacking Rhea Ripley ending Brookside's feud with Jinny. On the 17 October 2019 episode of NXT UK, Brookside went up against Nina Samuels, where she gained a victory. On 14 November 2019, Brookside took on Kay Lee Ray in a valiant effort but came up short. Brookside's first appearance of 2020 came in the form of a victory over Amale on 2 April episode of NXT UK.

Brookside returned to television on 1 October 2020, where she was defeated by Jinny. The following week, Brookside teamed with Dani Luna where they defeated Amale and Nina Samuels. On 12 November 2020, she defeated Samuels once again.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Xia Brookside". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Xia Brookside". WWE. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Ashley Rayne, Priscilla Kelly and Xia Brookside join Mae Young Classic 2018". WWE. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b Docking, Neil (24 February 2016). "Xia Brookside, daughter of Liverpool wrestling great Robbie Brookside, to fight for ICW women's title". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Xia Brookside". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ "ASW". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  7. ^ "ICW Hey Look! It's That Mad Wrestling Thing Aff The Telly Tour - Whatever Happened To The ICW Lads?". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Empress Pro #EveryTimeIDie". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  9. ^ "PWU Super Show XII: Boom! Boom! Cabanarama". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Kamikaze Pro Wildfire". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ "RevPro Live At The Cockpit 11". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Stardom X Stardom 2017". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Stardom X Stardom 2017 In Osaka". Cagematch. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Stardom 5STAR Grand Prix 2017 - Tag 1". Cagematch. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  15. ^ Lake, Jefferson (30 July 2018). "British wrestler Xia Brookside joins WWE women's Mae Young Classic tournament". Sky Sports. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  16. ^ Powell, Jason (26 September 2018). "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 4 Review: Io Shirai vs. Xia Brookside, Rachel Evers vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Jessie Elaban vs. Taynara Conti, Isla Dawn vs. Nicole Matthews in the final first round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Empress Pro Invitational 2016". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  18. ^ "IPW:UK Women's Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 100 Female Wrestlers Results". Wrestling Travel. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  20. ^ "PWU Women's Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Your Votes Are In – Announcing The 2018 RISE Year-End Award Winners!". Rise Wrestling. 24 December 2018.

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