Xia-Louise Brooks is a 22-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 who was trained by her father, Robbie Brookside. She made her in-ring wrestling debut in 2015 for All Star Wrestling in Liverpool. She teamed with El Ligero and defeated Kay Lee Ray and Sammy D. In February 2016, Xiz 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 and 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
Xia Brookside participated in the second WWE Mae Young Classic in August 2018. She lost to Io Shirai in the first round but despite her defeat, Xia joined the NXT UK roster.
Brookside 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 15, ended in a no contest after Jinny introduced Jazzy Gabert sparking a feud between Brookside and Jinny. 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 NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm were defeated by Jinny, Gabert, and Ray. Two weeks later on the August 7 episode of NXT UK, Brookside and Niven were defeated by Jinny and Gabert after Niven left midway through the match. She attacked Rhea Ripley which ended Brookside’s feud with Jinny. In October 2019, Brookside fought and defeated Nina Samuels. She then wrestled Kay Lee Ray on November 14, 2019 but lost. 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.
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)