Wrestling / Dana Brooke

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The kind mixed with the wicked ♫ The will to fight until the end ♫ I'm not your enemy ♫ I'm not your enemy or friend! ♫

Ashley Mae Sebera (born November 29, 1988) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. A former bodybuilder, fitness model, gymnast and diver, Sebera was signed to a developmental deal with WWE NXT in 2013, performing under the ring name Dana Brooke. She made her NXT TV debut in 2015 as a Heel, eventually forming Team Disingenuous with Emma, who had recently returned to NXT following a disastrous run on the main roster. This alliance carried over to the main roster after Emma re-debuted in March 2016, with Dana joining her two months later. Emma got injured soon after and Dana started teaming with Charlotte instead.

For more on Dana Brooke, visit her page on That Other Wiki.

"KILLER BARBIE TROPES":

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Except more patronizing than affectionate - usually to opponents in the ring and interviewers after a promo. In some cases, she asks the main male interviewer for NXT (who is considerably taller) to squat down so she can reach.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's very pompous and rude.
  • Armour-Piercing Slap: After having enough of Charlotte's mockery, she slapped her as hard as the champ had to her a few weeks previously. It got an enormous pop from the crowd - to the point where she became #1 most trending on Twitter - and even Sasha Banks and Bayley looked both stunned and impressed. It also earned her a spot in the number one contender match for the Raw Women's Championship by an impressed Mick Foley.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Dana is pleading to Charlotte, she says that she has been answering her fanmail, carrying her bags and got her an advance copy of Beauty and the Beast (2017).
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's a bodybuilder as well as being a wrestler.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She did at first, but has been mostly wearing more modest attires as of late, usually leotards or catsuits, but from time to time she'll still show it off.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She was foolish enough to pick a fight with Asuka, and it ended up costing her dearly.
  • Butt-Monkey: On the main roster, she quickly became one as Charlotte's lackey. She lost to just about everyone, and would be constantly belittled by Charlotte herself.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's noticeably more stacked than most of the other women.
  • Characterization Marches On: Early in her NXT run she would use lots of Totally Radical expressions like 'jelly', 'totes' and 'cray-cray'. Around the time she paired up with Emma, she dropped this.
  • Determinator: She didn't let her injury stop her from competing against Asuka and according to Breaking Ground, was one of the hardest working rookies in NXT.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Double subverted. After being berated by Charlotte, she turned on her and slapped her...and failed to win the #1 contender's match she was put in. She returned to Charlotte's side but after Charlotte fired her in 2017, she unleashed a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown in revenge.
  • Fanservice Pack: Inverted. Initially wrestling wearing very skimpy outfits, she switched to long tights and more modest clothes when she appeared on the main roster.
  • Fearless Fool: Has no problem antagonizing former champions and international superstars, despite being a newbie herself.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: She seems a little too obsessed with her body.
  • Finishing Move: A Samoan Driver dubbed the "Barbie Crusher".
  • Flat Character: She didn't have a defined character for a while. One reviewer described it as if she had been "caught in an avalanche of possible ideas". This was eventually subverted.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Her and Emma's second team name 'E.N.D.' (Emma and Dana).
  • Girly Bruiser: "The Killer Barbie" Red Baron paints her as such. She'll always have some form of pink on her entrance gear and will also do some She-Fu in her matches too - alongside being pushed as a powerhouse.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: She and Emma as Team Disingenuous (later END) loved picking fights with the likes of Charlotte, Bayley and Asuka. They rarely won and rarely learned from their mistakes either.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Charlotte fired her in 2017. Though after a while of not appearing on TV she would turn heel again and reignite her feud with Asuka.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a former body builder and getting booked as a powerhouse wrestler, she is also a talented gymnast as seen here. In her entrance she often does a no-armed cartwheel just to show off.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She routinely fails to help Charlotte win matches, and often loses herself. Charlotte does not let her forget this and continually chews her out for it. One instance had her slapping Dana right in the face, leaving her stunned.
  • Leotard of Power: Her most common outfit is usually a leotard, which makes sense given her gymnastics background.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • With Emma, of all people. What's especially odd is that Emma was the serious one in the pairing.
    • After Emma suffered a back injury in May 2016, she joined forces with Charlotte, costing Natalya the Women's Championship, for whatever reason.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Some of her ring outfits evoke corsets, and Fanservice is definitely the aim.
  • Red Baron: "The Killer Barbie" and "The Total Diva".
  • Retcon: Her partnership with Charlotte on the main roster completely ignores that they were rivals on NXT. It's never acknowledged.
  • Religious Bruiser: As seen on the show Breaking Ground on the WWE Network.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: One of the leotards that she's been wearing leaves her entire back bare.
  • Smug Snake: Between using the Patronizing Gesture to the Head to her enemies and antagonizing more experienced wrestlers, she's probably the best example of this among WWE female wrestlers in a while.
  • Spiritual Successor: She's often compared to Beth Phoenix since they're both are blonde Amazonian Beauties who wear similar attires.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After months of enduring abuse by Charlotte, she snaps back after a humiliating loss to Sasha Banks which is followed by Charlotte dropping her verbally. It was a long time coming, and the crowd was fully behind it, chanting her name.
  • Villain Team-Up: Emma had just turned heel and was bullying Bayley around the time Dana arrived to antagonise Bayley's friend Charlotte. So they formed an alliance known as Team Disingenuous.
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