Xia Brooks (October 16, 1998) is a British female professional wrestler best known by her ring name Xia Brookside. She is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performing on its NXT developmental brand. Before signing with with the WWE, Brookside spent four years on the British independent circuit in promotions including International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, Southside Wrestling Entertainment, Kamikaze Pro and many others. Xia is a second-generation professional wrestler following her father Robbie Brookside who works as a trainer at the WWE Performance Center.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (2015-2018)
First debuting as a valet in 2014, Brookside later entered the wrestling ring during May 2015, debuting in First Class Wrestling. From there, Brookside went on to spend four years on the independent circuit, wrestling in promotions including International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, Pro Wrestling Ulster, German Wrestling Federation, Tidal Championship Wrestling, Shropshire Wrestling Alliance and many others throughout the United Kingdom and internationally in other countries. Brookside spent two years in Japan's World Wonder Ring Stardom during 2017–2018. She also wrestled for Kamikaze Pro for three years from 2016–2018. During her early career, Brookside won the PWU Women's Championship and IPW:UK Women's Championship.
Although she is signed to WWE's NXT UK brand, Brookside still makes appearances in British promotions. After her matches during the NXT UK Tapings in October 2018, Brookside competed in Southside Wrestling Entertainment's 2018 SWE Queen Of The Ring Tournament on November 9, during which she was eliminated in the First Round by Portuguese wrestler Shanna. On November 10, she and tag partner Sean Kustom as team Jawdroppers successfully retained the SWE Tag Team Championship in a title match against Mike Bailey & Veda Scott. On November 11 during the SWE The Joseph Conners Experience Show, Team Jawdroppers retained the SWE Tag Team titles, defeating Shane Taylor & Shanna.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Mae Young Classic (2018)
Brookside debuted as a participant of the second annual Mae Young Classic, where she was eliminated in the first round by Io Shirai. During the August 9, 2018 Mae Young Classic Tapings, Brookside teamed with Jessie Elaban and MJ Jenkins in a tag match defeating Allysin Kay, Reina Gonzalez & Vanessa Kraven.
During the August 25 NXT UK tapings, Brookside's first match was during the WWE United Kingdom Women's Championship Tournament where she was eliminated in the opening round by the eventual tournament winner Rhea Ripley. During the following night's NXT UK tapings, Brookside teamed with Millie McKenzie in a tag match defeating Charlie Morgan & Killer Kelly. Two months later, Brookside returned for the October 14 NXT UK tapings during which she lost a singles match to Jinny.
Brookside is the daughter of English professional wrestler Robbie Brookside.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Brookside Bomb / Brooksey Bomb (Iconoclasm, adopted from Robbie Brookside)
- Broken Wings
- Let's Go! - Bulldog
- Rainbow Maker- flying facebuster
- Diving Crossbody
- Tilt-a-whirl Headscissors
- Corner Double Knee Attack
- Entrance Music
- Dune - Are you ready to fly
Championships and accomplishments
- Empress Pro Wrestling
- Empress Pro Invitational (2016)
- International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
- IPW:UK Women's Championship (1 time)
|Mae Young Classic 2018 contestants|
|Aerial Monroe • Allysin Kay • Ashley Rayne • Deonna Purrazzo • Hiroyo Matsumoto • Io Shirai • Isla Dawn • Jinny • Kacy Catanzaro • Jessica Elaban • Kaitlyn • Karen Q • Kavita Devi • Killer Kelly • Lacey Lane • Meiko Satomura • Mercedes Martinez • Mia Yim • MJ Jenkins • Nicole Matthews • Priscilla Kelly • Rachel Evers • Reina Gonzalez • Rhea Ripley • Taynara Conti • Tegan Nox • Toni Storm • Vanessa Kraven • Xia Brookside • Xia Li • Zatara • Zeuxis|