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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.

Recently, due to not finding much sucess in the ring, she's starting hanging with Titus Worldwide as their "Numbers Analyst."

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

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"You will never see your name written in the sky! I'm here to trope you down to earth":

  • 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 as a heel.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's very muscular and athletic, and also displays a well-groomed appearance. She calls it having "flex appeal".
  • Arch-Enemy: In mid-2019 she and Sarah Logan of The Riott Squad started feuding on WWE's sideshow Main Event.
  • 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.
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  • 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, a gymnast, 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. Even the NXT crowd noted how bad this idea was, breaking out the "You Fucked Up!" chant, usually reserved for major botches, when Dana slapped Asuka.
  • 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.
    • She's usually the first or one of the first people eliminated during multi-woman matches. During the women's battle royal at WrestleMania 34, she was ganged by everyone, face and heel, and was unceremoniously tossed out of the ring.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's noticeably more stacked than most of the other women.
  • Catchphrase: As part of Titus Worldwide, she'd begin a sentence with "According to my numbers..." to state something relevant or an opinion.
  • 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. It was a long time coming, and the crowd was fully behind it, chanting her name.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: By 2019 she'd been on the main roster for three years yet never held a championship, and had fallen to the wayside after a semi-prominent presence during her first year on television. This trope was her effective response, saying that she was tired of being overlooked by management and determined to make a name for herself with the WWE Universe. At first things weren't promising, with her falling down to Main Event, WWE's D-show, although she began making regular appearances there and getting increasingly better reactions from the audience. By late 2019, things had gone well enough for her that she was added to SmackDown's team at Survivor Series.
  • 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. When she joined Titus Worldwide, she started wearing business suits, which includes a short tight skirt, as seen here.
  • 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, though this feud came short lived and Dana returned to being a face as part of Titus Worldwide.
  • 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.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Tried to stand up to Ronda Rousey when she started going off on the fans post-Face–Heel Turn, and got a beatdown and an Armbar to show for it.
  • 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 ignored the fact that they were rivals on NXT, which was 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 blonde Amazonian Beauties who wear similar attires.
  • 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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