If you are listing popular sports in the United Kingdom, you are more likely to count up to five to ten before getting to professional wrestling. This means that in professional wrestling, there aren’t a number of British personalities who have made a name in the sport, that is, however, changing through the likes of Xia Brookside, a Leicester-born wrestler who has made it to the WWE.
Xia Brookside grew up with a legendary wrestler as a father and has followed in his footsteps in conquering the world of wrestling, especially as a British woman. Although a young woman with little experience to her name, Xia has shown she has the skills and the talent to become a wrestling superstar. Check out everything you need to know about her, including her background.
Xia Brookside’s Biography
Before she became Xia Brookside, she was Xia Henderson Brookside, born in Leicester, England, on the 16th of October, 1998. Much of her background details are unknown, but having been born to a wrestler, Xia quickly developed an interest in professional wrestling.
It goes without saying that Xia Brookside had an academic education but while she took on the English and Geography lessons in the classroom walls, she also began her training as a wrestler under her father with the help of two other professional wrestlers, Robbie Dynamite and Dean Allmark. Through their help and her own hard work, Xia Brookside made her debut as a professional wrestler at the young age of 17, on the 16th of May, 2015. It was in a tag team match with El Ligero against Kay Lee Ray and Sammy D for All-Star Wrestling.
Since then, she has continued her development as a wrestler and has fought under a variety of promotion companies, including Insane Championship Wrestling, Empress Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Ulster – under which she won her first championship as a wrestler in June 2016, defeating Toni Storm.
Along with appearing under various promotion companies, her career has taken her across the world to Japan where she fought for World Wonder Ring Stardom. Other major victories to Xia Brookside’s name include a Southside Wrestling Entertainment (SWE) Tag Team Championship, and IPW: UK Women’s Championship.
After a couple of years of showing the wrestling community her skills and talent, Xia Brookside was signed on to the WWE, the biggest wrestling promotion company in the world in July 2018 and has been competing in its developmental territory under the NXT UK brand. Since she joined the brand, she has competed in the NXT UK Women’s Champion and a couple of others.
Xia Brookside has developed a massive following in the short time she has been a professional wrestler and one of the driving questions from her fans is her relationship status.
Well, the answer to that is Sean Kustom, a guy she has been reportedly dating for quite a while. Not much is known about him but Xia Brookside doesn’t shy away from publicly displaying her affection for him, especially on her Instagram page, @xiabrooksidewwe.
Family – Parents
Perhaps the most important member of Xia Brookside’s family is her father. Her father is Robert Edward Brooks who was a professional wrestler and was known in the ring as Robbie Brookside. Her father fought professionally for twenty-nine years between 1984 and 2013. Although he never fought for the WWE, Xia Brookside’s father fought for various promotion companies like Frontier Wrestling Alliance, Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Real Quality Wrestling, and a few more others.
Her father was a heavyweight champion multiple times across various promotion companies and since he retired, he has been signed on to the WWE as a trainer for the WWE’s developmental territory, NXT. As for other members of her family, very little is known about her mother and siblings.
Other Interesting Facts About Xia Brookside
- Physical fitness is an important aspect of being a pro-wrestler and in that regard, Xia Brookside excels. With a height of 5 feet 3 inches, she has a perfect weight of 50 kg. She often dyes her hair with multiple colours and has green eyes.
- She has a significant presence on social media – Instagram and Twitter, where she has a combined following of over sixty thousand users. She also has a Facebook profile – Miss Xia Brookside.
- In her first three years of being a professional wrestler, Xia Brookside fought in five countries and 10 states.