5 Things You Didn't Know About Dana Brooke
WWE Superstar Dana Brooke was a recent guest on Lilian Garcia's Chasing Glory podcast and opened up like never before. Brooke poured her heart out and talked about her personal life in and out of professional wrestling.
Brooke revealed a bevy of personal struggles, opened up about what brought her into the world of professional wrestling, her relationship with NBA star Enes Kanter, and the tragic death of boyfriend Dallas McCarver. We unpack all that and more in 5 Things You Didn't Know About Dana Brooke.
#5 The New Dana Brooke Is Not A Character
Dana Brooke has spent the majority of her professional wrestling career as a forgotten component of the main roster, but things have changed recently. Brooke was surprised by new WWE creative member Dana Warrior, who informed Brooke that WWE had something special planned for her.
Brooke was taken aback by the announcement. She routinely pitched ideas to the company only to be forgotten time and time again. Recently, she was particularly disappointed about being left off the Fastlane pay-per-view, which took place in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Brooke opened up on Chasing Glory,
"Truly, this is not a character anymore. This is how I feel. It really hurt my heart, honestly, because Fastlane was in Cleveland, Ohio. I was on the road shows Friday, Saturday, and then Cleveland was my hometown. We had Fastlane there and I looked on my travel app and it was like Friday booked, Saturday booked, Sunday not booked and I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me.'"
Brooke had been pitching the idea of being on Fastlane for over three months and offered her services in any capacity including commentary, the pre-show panel, or anything backstage. WWE made the creative decision to leave the Cleveland native off the show entirely. The move frustrated Brooke, opening up an opportunity for her career's most memorable promo on the following RAW.
Dana was handed a pre-written promo to do on RAW, but was urged to put things in her own words with her own feelings. The written promo nearly matched Brooke's thoughts identically and she delivered her authentic promo flawlessly.