Xia-Louise Brooks is a 23-year-old British professional wrestler from Leicester, England. She is currently signed with the WWE and performs on NXT UK under the ring name, Xia Brookside.
Brooks is a second-generation wrestler. She was trained by her father, Robbie Brookside, and made her in-ring wrestling debut in 2015 for All Star Wrestling in Liverpool. Xia teamed with El Ligero and defeated Kay Lee Ray and Sammy D. In February 2016, she lost a three-way match for the ICW Women’s Championship against Kay Lee Ray and Carmel Jacob. A few months later in May, she defeated Toni Storm in the Empress Pro Invitational in the semi-finals. Xia then defeated Kay Lee Ray in the tournament’s finals.
On June 26 2016, Brookside defeated Toni Storm to become Pro Wrestling Ulster Women’s champion. At a Kamikaze Pro event in 2017, she was defeated by Rosemary. Xia made her debut in Revolution Pro Wrestling in 2016 losing to Jinny Couture. She then began working for the Japanese promotion, World Wonder Ring Stardom. In her debut match, she teamed with Mari Apache and Gabby Ortiz and defeated Hiromi Mimura, Konami and Starlight Kid.
Xia Brookside’s WWE Debut
In August 2018, Xia Brookside participated in the second WWE Mae Young Classic. She lost to Io Shirai in the first round but despite the loss, Xia joined the NXT UK roster.
She then participated in the inaugural NXT UK Women’s Championship tournament but was eliminated in the first round. Her next match in NXT UK on May 15th ended in a no contest. The following month, she competed in a battle royal to determine who would get a future opportunity for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. During the battle royal, Brookside eliminated Jinny and Jazzy Gabert but was the last one eliminated by Kay Lee Ray. On the July 17th episode of NXT UK, Brookside faced Jinny but she lost due to interference from Jazzy Gabert.
Xia Brookside’s NXT UK Feuds
On the July 24th episode of NXT UK, Brookside, Piper Niven and Toni Storm were defeated by Jinny, Gabert, and Ray. Two weeks later, Brookside and Niven were defeated by Jinny and Gabert after Niven left midway through the match. Xia then attacked Rhea Ripley which ended Brookside’s feud with Jinny. Xia fought and defeated Nina Samuels in October 2019 and then unsuccessfully fought Kay Lee Ray the following month. Brookside’s first appearance in 2020 was on April 2nd’s NXT UK episode in which she scored a victory over Amale.
Xia Brookside returned to television in October 2020 where she was defeated by Jinny. The following week, she teamed with Dani Luna and together they defeated Amale and Nina Samuels. At a rematch on November 12, 2020, Xia defeated Samuels again.
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Career Championships & Accomplishments
- Empress Pro Wrestling
- Empress Pro Invitational (2016)
- International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
- IPW:UK Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Ulster
- PWU Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Rise Wrestling
- Up-and-Coming talent of the Year (2018)
- Southside Wrestling Entertainment
- SWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)