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Dana Brooke


ABOUT
ABOUT

Ring Name: Dana Brooke

Nicknames: “The Total Diva”

Billed Weight: 125 lb (57 kg)

Place of Birth: Seven Hills, Ohio, United States


Finishing Move: Samoan Driver


Major Titles Held: N/A


Signature Moves:

Running rounding moonsault splash, at times from the second rope; Running or rebound clothesline, at times to an oncoming opponent; Bodyscissors, Enzuigiri, Fireman's carry slam, Handspring back elbow smash to a cornered opponent, Handstand corner foot choke, Handstand elbow drop, Kneeling jawbreaker, Low dropkick, Modified bow and arrow stretch.


Managers/Wrestlers Managed:

Emma, Charlotte Flair, Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews)


Interesting Trivia:

Dana Brooke studied at Kent State University; graduating in 2011 with a major in fashion, merchandising & design, and a minor in business administration.


Brooke was a gymnast for about 18 years, however, several injuries—including ones in which she broke both her ankles—led her to transition from gymnastics to fitness competition & bodybuilding.


Win/Loss Ratio:

55(w)/136(l)/2(d) out of 193 matches.


Entrance Themes:

"Look But Don't Touch" by Alex Jacke, Glynn Toliver, J Henry, Khaila Locke, Richard Stuckey and Sedrick Bolden, "Respectful" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE), "Chemical Mind" by Jason Davis (NXT; used while accompanying Emma), "Real Deal" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE; used while accompanying Emma), "Recognition" by CFO$ (WWE; used while teaming with and accompanying Charlotte), "Making Moves" by Jim Johnston (WWE; used as a member of Titus Worldwide).


Humble Beginnings, Dana Brooke’s history


In the years 2011 & 2012, Brooke won several championships with the NPC (National Physique Committee); earning a IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness) pro card in ’12.


Brooke partook in the European Arnold Classic in 2013, as well as the Arnold Sports Festival in 2015. Brooke landed the 5th spot in the 2017 Arnold Classic event’s international category.


WWE Debut


Ashley Sebera signed with the WWE in 2013, and was set to perform for the WWE’s NXT brand as Dana Brooke.


Sebera didn’t possess prior professional wrestling experience, however, brought her bodybuilding credentials and gymnastics background into the WWE.


NXT


Dana Brooke made her WWE television debut on the NXT brand at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way in 2014; appearing in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze.


Brooke’s first televised NXT Match came in 2015; which saw her defeat Blue Pants. She joined forces with Emma and continued to perform in alliance with the latter.


Brooke competed against Asuka at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October of 2015, in what was her last televised match. In March of 2016, Brooke managed Emma in the latter’s match against Asuka—which in turn would be Brooke’s last NXT appearance.


Main Roster


In May of 2016, Brooke attacked Becky Lynch, and realigned herself with Emma on SmackDown Live. An injury to Emma later that month, marked the end of the Brooke-Emma alliance.


On May 22nd, Brooke—dressed up as Ric Flair—came out to the ring during Charlotte Flair’s match against Natalya. Brooke helped Charlotte retain her WWE Women’s Championship. The segment marked Brooke’s first WWE PPV appearance, as she aligned herself with Charlotte at the Extreme Rules PPV.


In March of 2017, Brooke turned face, and attacked Charlotte Flair on RAW; thereby ending their alliance.

In November of 2017, Brooke was defeated by Asuka in 3 seconds, whereby the former served as one half of the WWE record for the fastest submission finish in a Women’s Match.


Managerial Role



After a few months of teasing potentially becoming a part of Titus Worldwide—starting in July of 2017—Brooke finally joined the faction in a managerial role in November.


Brooke continues to perform as an in-ring competitor as well; having participated in the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble Match at the Royal Rumble PPV in January of 2018—eliminating Kairi Sane, before being tossed over the top rope and eliminated from the match by Torrie Wilson.

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