Brianna Coda is a 22-year-old professional wrestler from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment and performs on NXT under the ring name, Cora Jade.
Brianna began her professional wrestling training at the Freelance Wrestling Academy with Bryce Benjamin and Isaias Velazquez. She made her wrestling debut on December 9 2018 at Illinois’ Kaiju Attack Wrestling promotion in a tag team match. At her debut, she wrestled under the ring name, Elayna Black fighting against her former instructor Bryce Benjamin.
On July 11 2019, Elayna Black won her first tournament while in ZOWA Live, becoming the 2019 Zen of Women’s Athletics Tournament Champion. A month later, on August 15, Black competed in a four-way match for the vacant Zelo Pro Women’s Championship. She then competed in RISE Wrestling’s 2019 Regional Rising Stars Tournament on September 1st where she was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sophie King. She also appeared in SHIMMER Women Athletes, debuting in Volume 118 competing in a scramble match.
On October 18, 2019, Black made her pay-per-view debut while in Impact Wrestling at Prelude to Glory, where she lost to Havok in a squash match. Black then appeared for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on the October 13 2020 episode of Dark losing to Red Velvet. She returned the following month on the November 3rd episode of Dark, teaming with Leyla Hirsch in a tag match but lost to the team of Brandi Rhodes and Red Velvet.
Brianna Coda Signs with WWE
On January 20, 2021, it was announced that Coda signed a contract with WWE and would wrestle on the NXT brand. She made her debut on the January 22nd episode of 205 Live under the ring name Cora Jade. She was paired with Gigi Dolin in the opening round of the 2021 Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They were, however, eliminated by Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell.
On the February 10th episode of NXT, Jade lost to Xia Li. Three months later, Jade returned to television on the May 25 episode, where she lost a match against Franky Monet. Several months later, Jade defeated Monet in a rematch held on the October 5 episode of NXT. On November 16, she joined Raquel González’s team for NXT WarGames. At that event, she gave her team the victory in the women’s WarGames match.
Two weeks later, she got an opportunity for the NXT Women’s Championship in a triple threat match against González and champion Mandy Rose at New Year’s Evil. On the December 28 episode of NXT, she and González successfully put their title opportunity on the line against Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray, when Jade pinned Ray. At New Year’s Evil, Jade failed to win the title when Rose pinned her.
Shortly after, Cora teamed with Gonzalez and entered the NXT Women’s Dusty Cup. In the first round, they defeated Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz. In the semi-finals, however, they lost to Wendy Choo and Dakota Kai after interference from Toxic Attraction. Jade resumed her rivalry with Rose losing a fatal-four match for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT Stand & Deliver. She then entered a rivalry with Natalya who praised Jade and said her future was bleak.
Cora Jade & Roxane Win Tag Team Gold
At Spring Breakin’ on May 3, Jade and Nikkita Lyons defeated Natalya and Lash Legend. However, Cora Jade lost to Natalya a week later by passing out in the Sharpshooter. After the match, her and Natalya shook hands gaining the latter’s respect. In June, she started teaming with Roxanne Perez after the latter won the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. They started a rivalry with Toxic Attraction where Jade, Perez and Indi Hartwell defeated Toxic Attraction on the June 14 episode of NXT. Perez and Jade defeated Katana Chance and Kayden Carter two weeks later to become the #1 contenders for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship at NXT: The Great American Bash on July 5. At NXT Great American Bash, Jade and Perez won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships.SHOW LESS
Photos of Cora Jade
Career Championships & Accomplishments
- MNDIY Wrestling
- Ranked #33 in the 2019 MNDIY 50 Singles Wrestlers
- ZOWA Live
- Zen Of Women’s Athletics Tournament Winner (2019)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time)