About Tanea Brooks
September 08, 1978
|Place of Birth||:||Owasso, Oklahoma, USA|
|Also Known As||:||Rebel, Rebel not Reba, Reba|
|Imdb Profile||:||IMDB Profile|
is an American professional wrestling manager, professional wrestler, model, actress, and dancer. She is currently signed with professional wrestling promotion Impact Wrestling under the ring name Rebel. She has also wrestled in Ohio Valley Wrestling where she is a former OVW Women's Champion. Early life Tanea Brooks was born and raised in Owasso, Oklahoma. Brooks became a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at the age of 18, in which she appeared on the cover of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ swimsuit calendar. She is an long time friend of Christy Hemme as they worked together in Hemme's old burlesque dance troupe "Purrfect Angelz". Tanea eventually moved to Los Angeles to further her career in acting, modeling and dancing. Brooks attended the Napoleon Perdis Makeup academy, where she became a licensed cosmetologist. She had previously played for the Lingerie Football League. Professional wrestling career Ohio Valley Wrestling (2014) It was announced that she is training full-time at Ohio Valley Wrestling. In July, Rebel made her in-ring debut competing in a pre-show dark match for OVW against former two-time OVW Women's Champion Jessie Belle, with Rebel getting an upset victory pinning Belle with a small package. Rebel made her next appearance in OVW on the July 24 edition of OVW Episode 779, defeating Mary Elizabeth Monroe in a post-show dark match On the July 30 edition of OVW Episode 780, Rebel lost to Mary Elizabeth Monroe in a pre-show dark match via submission after tapping to the Rainbow Cross. Rebel made her television debut at the Saturday Night Special on August 2, where Rebel defeated Mary Elizabeth with a Split-legged leg drop. Heel Turn; The Dollhouse (2015–2016) On the August 26 episode of Impact Wrestling, Rebel turned into a villainess for the first time in TNA by attacking Velvet Sky during her Knockouts Championship match against Brooke, and later becoming the newest member of The Dollhouse. Rebel, Jade, and Bell attacked Sky again on the following week's edition of Impact Wrestling, only to be attacked by Sky, Angelina Love, and Madison Rayne, reuniting The Beautiful People. On the September 23 episode of Impact Wrestling, The Dollhouse defeated Sky and Rayne in a handicap match. In March 2016, The Dollhouse officially disbanded following Jade's Knockouts Championship reign. On September 14, 2016, Rebel announced her departure from TNA. Other media Brooks was cast as the lead badonkadonk girl in Trace Adkins’ "Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk" video. She has performed with Trace in the CMT Music Awards and ACMA shows. She also was in the Brooks and Dunn video "Play Something Country." One of Tanea’s most recent achievements is becoming a "Homewrecker" which is a dancer/performer between skits for the new Jeff Foxworthy Show, "Foxworthy’s Big Night Out." In 2002, she made her acting debut in an short entitled [Friggin' Daisies. She appeared in the reality television series Full Throttle Saloon for three years making guest appearances. In 2010, she appeared in the short Hello as Teresa Tomkins. In 2011, she appeared in Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan in the episode "Mufasa and Tucker".