Courtney Florence Stewart is a 29-year-old Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Stewart performs on SmackDown under the ring name Isla Dawn and is one-half of the current NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions with Alba Fyre in their first reign as a team.
Isla Dawn’s Early Wrestling Career
Stewart made her in-ring debut as Courtney on December 21st 2013, defeating Nikki Storm at SWA End Of Year’s Friends & Family. She then returned on February 21st at SWA The War Of Independence where she teamed with Dave Conrad & Ryan Griffin in a mixed six-person tag team match won by Nikki Storm & The Forgotten (Alex Cavanagh & Glen Dunbar).
Stewart made her debut for Tidal Championship Wrestling on October 17th, 2014 at the Dark Waters event, defeating Ruby Summers. At Reckless Intent’s Under Pressure event on March 3rd 2016, she defeated Nikki Storm in the first women’s match for the promotion. A few weeks later, she competed in Pro-Wrestling: EVE’s first all-female professional wrestling show in London. At the event, titled “Let’s Make History!”, she lost to April Davids by submission.
Stewart made her debut for World Wonder Ring Stardom in 2016 when she was announced as one of the twelve names competing in the 2016 5★Star Grand Prix tournament. From August 21st to September 9th, she competed in the “Red Stars” block. She earned two wins and four losses, ending with a total of four points.
Isla Dawn’s WWE Debut
On November 6th 2017, Dawn debuted on the episode of RAW, wrestling under the name Stacy Coates. She lost to Asuka in a squash. She then competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament. In the first round, Dawn was eliminated after losing to Nicole Matthews on August 8th, 2018. During day one of the United Kingdom Championship Tournament on June 8th 2018, Dawn made her debut on NXT.
Isla then competed in the first round of the NXT UK Women’s Championship Tournament, but lost again to Storm. She picked up her first televised win by defeating Nina Samuels on the October 31st episode of NXT UK. Dawn fought Rhea Ripley on the December 19th episode of NXT UK, for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, but lost. The following June, Isla Dawn competed in a battle royal to determine the number one contender for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. The battle royal was won by Kay Lee Ray.
Dawn fought Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship, but failed to capture the title on April 30th, 2020. On February 11th 2021, Isla Dawn fought against the debuting Meiko Satomura, but was unsuccessful. On March 25th’s episode of NXT UK, Isla Dawn returned and defeated Aleah James. Dawn attacked the returning Emilia McKenzie on the April 1st episode of NXT UK, turning Dawn heel in the process. The following week, she teamed with NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray and faced Satomura and McKenzie at NXT UK: Prelude. Ray and Dawn lost that match. On May 13th episode of NXT UK, Dawn competed in a gauntlet match to determine the number one contender for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, which was won by Satomura.
Isla Dawn’s Quest for NXT UK Gold
On February 24th, 2022, Isla Dawn interrupted NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura’s celebration and demanded a shot at her title. She then attacked Satomura and stole her flowers. Dawn received her title match on the March 24th episode of NXT UK, but she lost. After the match, Dawn stole the title belt.
On April 14th, Dawn returned the belt to Satomura but demanded another match under her own ‘chaotic’ rules. Then, she spat black mist into Satomura’s face. Their rematch took place on the May 5th episode of NXT UK, in a World of Darkness match, but she failed to win the title again. On June 23rd, Dawn returned and defeated Myla Grace. She won another match against Fallon Henley on July 21st. Then, on August 4th, Dawn fought Blair Davenport to determine the number one contender for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, ending in a no contest. On the final episode of NXT UK, Dawn competed in a four-way elimination match to determine the number one contender to the NXT UK Women’s Championship. Davenport won that match.
Isla Dawn’s NXT Debut
Isla Dawn made her first appearance on NXT’s American brand on November 15th, by interfering in the Last Woman Standing match for the NXT Women’s Championship. Dawn spit black mist into Alba Fyre’s face, then pushed her off a ladder into the announce table, allowing Mandy Rose to retain her title. She made her in-ring debut on the December 6th episode of NXT by defeating Thea Hail.
After the match, Dawn was attacked by Alba Fyre and then sprayed poison mist into a referee’s face that was intended for her. Four days later, at Deadline, the two had a match where Dawn was victorious. On the January 3rd 2023 episode of NXT, Dawn fought Fyre in an Extreme Resolution match, which she lost. On April 1st, at Stand & Deliver, Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre defeated Fallon Henley and Kiana James to win the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Isla Dawn Moves to SmackDown
As part of the 2023 WWE Draft, Isla Dawn and her tag team partner, Alba Fyre, were drafted to the SmackDown brand.SHOW LESS
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Career Championships & Accomplishments
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Alba Fyre