Dana Brooke

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Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke live event May 2017.jpg
Brooke in May 2017
Birth name Ashley Mae Sebera[1]
Born (1988-11-29) November 29, 1988 (age 30)[1]
Seven Hills, Ohio, United States[1]
Residence Orlando, Florida, United States
Alma mater Kent State University
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Dana Brooke[2]
Billed height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)[3][4]
Billed weight 125 lb (57 kg)[4]
Billed from Cleveland, Ohio[3]
Trained by Norman Smiley
WWE Performance Center
Debut September 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 signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Dana Brooke.[3]

Early life

Ashley Mae Sebera was born on November 29, 1988, in Seven Hills, Ohio. In 2011, Sebera graduated with a major degree in fashion, merchandising, design and a minor degree in business administration at the Kent State University.[6] She started a short tenure as a diver, until she started back doing gymnastics, where she has been doing it for over 18 years. Since suffering some injuries, including injuring both ankles severly, Sebera stopped doing gymnastics and started training for the fitness competition and bodybuilding.[6]

Bodybuilding and fitness career

Between 2011 and 2012, Sebera held several championships in the National Physique Committee (NPC). In 2012, she earned a pro card at the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB). In 2013, she placed twelfth at the Arnold Classic. In 2015, she placed thirteenth at the Arnold's Sports Festival that was held in Columbus, Ohio.[7] On December 20, 2016, it was announced that she would be competing for the fitness international category at the 2017's Arnold's Classic[8], where she placed fourteenth at the event.[9]

Professional wrestling career

WWE

NXT (2013–2016)

Brooke in December 2014

In June 2013, Sebera signed a contract to WWE and she was assigned to the developmental territory, called NXT, where she was given the ring name Dana Brooke.[10]

Brooke made her first NXT appearance at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way on September 11, 2014, when she was shown in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze. On September 18, at NXT's live event, Brooke made her in-ring debut, when she teamed with Bayley to lose to Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.[1]

On the April 15, 2015 episode of NXT, Brooke went on to defeat Blue Pants.[11]

On the April 29 episode of NXT, Brooke went on to defeat Bayley, after Bayley was distracted by Emma, and then Brooke began forming an alliance with Emma.[12]

At NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable on May 20, Brooke teamed with Emma to lose to Bayley and Charlotte.[13] On the May 27 episode of NXT, after Emma defeats Bayley, and then after the match, Brooke and Emma attacked Bayley and Charlotte.[14]

On the September 23 episode of NXT, Brooke and Emma started a feud with the debuting Asuka, when Brooke and Emma confronted Asuka.[15] At NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 7, Brooke lost to Asuka, via tap out.[16][17] At NXT TakeOver: London on December 16, Brooke fails to distract Asuka, letting Emma go out and then lose to Asuka, via tap out.[18][19]

Brooke made her final NXT appearance on the March 23, 2016 episode of NXT, when she accompanied Emma for Emma to compete in a rematch against Asuka, which Emma lost to Asuka, via tap out.[20]

Raw (2016–present)

On the May 9, 2016 episode of Raw, during Becky Lynch's backstage interview, Brooke made her main roster debut when her and Emma attacked Lynch.[21] On the May 12 episode of SmackDown, Brooke made her main roster in-ring debut, when she defeated Lynch after some interference by Emma.[22] On May 16, it was reported that Emma has suffer a legitimate injury, while she was performing at WWE's live event, thus ending Brooke's association with Emma.[23]

At Extreme Rules on May 22, Brooke (who was wearing Ric Flair's robe) interfered in the WWE Women's Championship match between Charlotte and Natalya, thus allowing Charlotte to retain her title.[24] The following night on Raw, Brooke would aligned herself with Charlotte, who turned on her father Ric Flair.[25] At Money in the Bank on June 19, Brooke teamed with Charlotte to defeat Natalya and Lynch.[26]

On July 19, Brooke was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2016's WWE draft.[27][28] At Battleground on July 24, Brooke teamed with Charlotte to lose to Banks (who Charlotte was feuding with) and her partner, revealing as the debuting Bayley.[29]

On the October 3 episode of Raw, Brooke gets into a backstage altercation with Bayley, resulting Brooke being taken out by Bayley.[30] The following week on Raw, Brooke attacked Bayley after her match.[31] On the October 17 episode of Raw, Brooke went on to defeat Bayley[32], culminating into Brooke losing to Bayley at Hell in a Cell on October 30.[33]

On the March 13, 2017 episode of Raw, Brooke lost against Banks. Following a loss to Banks, Brooke gets berated by Charlotte Flair, until she attacks Flair.[34]

On the April 3 episode of Raw, Brooke teamed with Bayley and Banks to defeat Flair, Nia Jax, and the returning Emma.[35]

Brooke lost her chance to face Bliss for the Raw Women's Championship at Great Balls of Fire after getting pinned and eliminated by Jax in the number-one contender's six-women gauntlet match on the June 26 episode of Raw.[36]

Brooke lost her chance to face Bliss for the Raw Women's Championship at SummerSlam after getting pinned by Jax, resulting Jax to win the second triple threat match on the August 7 episode of Raw.[37]

Brooke lost her chance to face Asuka at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs after getting pinned and eliminated by Bayley in the fatal five-way match on the October 9 episode of Raw.[38]

Brooke lost her chance to be the fifth and final member for team Raw at Survivor Series after getting into a scuffle with Asuka, resulting Bayley to win the triple threat match on the November 13 episode of Raw.[39] This lead into a match between Brooke and Asuka on the November 20 episode of Raw, where Brooke lost to Asuka.[40] The following week of Raw, in a rematch between the two, Asuka made Brooke tap out in 3 seconds, setting a new record for the fastest submission win in a women's match in WWE.[41]

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

After losing to Asuka on the November 27 episode of Raw, Brooke was shown in a backstage segment with Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil, when both men asked her about joining them as part of the "Titus Worldwide" faction, to which she accepts.[42] On the January 1, 2018 episode of Raw, Brooke accompanied "Titus Worldwide" for Crews to compete in a singles match against Bray Wyatt, which Crews lost.[43]

At Royal Rumble on January 28, Brooke was the eighth entry in the first-ever women's royal rumble match, and she eliminated Kairi Sane before being eliminated by Torrie Wilson.[44]

On the WrestleMania 34's kickoff show on April 8, Brooke made her WrestleMania in-ring debut, when she competed in the inaugural WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, only to be eliminated by Mandy Rose.[45]

On the September 3 episode of Raw, Brooke teamed with Ember Moon to lose to Banks and Bayley after Brooke was distracted by Crews and O'Neil, and then after the match, Brooke left "Titus Worldwide".[46]

Other media

Brooke has appeared in three WWE video games. She made her in-game debut in WWE 2K17[47] and appears in WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19.[48]

Personal life

Sebera was in a relationship with fellow bodybuilder Dallas McCarver until his death on August 22, 2017.[49]

Championships and accomplishments

Bodybuilding

Professional wrestling

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External links

  • Dana Brooke on WWE.com
  • Dana Brooke's profile at Cagematch.net, Wrestlingdata.com, Internet Wrestling Database
  • Ashley Mae Sebera on IMDb
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