Xia Brookside Discusses The Current Landscape Of Professional Wrestling, And Having The Chance To Watch Her Father Wrestle

Xia talks the M.Y.C.

The first episode of the 2018 Mae Young Classic will air tonight on the WWE Network. One of the 32 competitors who will be spotlighted in this year's tournament is the 19-year old IPW: UK Women's Champion Xia Brookside. It is well known that Xia is the step-daughter of WWE Performance Center trainer and former CWA British Commonwealth Champion Robbie Brookside. 

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After the Mae Young Classic II tapings wrapped up last month at Full Sail, Xia was interviewed backstage by Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald and after having competed in a match, Xia discussed the different styles of wrestling and how the landscape of the business has evolved from her perspective.

“Wrestling has changed a fair bit. Obviously, you’ve got the British style which is what I grew up with, which is what I like to get out there. I love the British style. I love the technical wrestling, but it’s evolved so much now, and you can mix it all together, it’s incredible." She said. "This is sports entertainment. This is what we’ve all worked toward.”

Xia then went on to speak about getting the chance to see her step-father wrestle live. She stated that she was very into watching him perform and that she was just like any other kid in a crowd of wrestling fans: screaming, yelling, booing and/or cheering.

“I loved it. I was so into it [watching her did wrestle when she was younger],” Xia Brookside said. “I would be like every other child should be in the crowd. I was shouting, I was booing, I was chanting, I was so into wrestling.”


Robbie had the opportunity to embrace Xia after her match in the Mae Young Classic and that moment will be shown after Xia's first round match airs on the WWE Network.

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