Brianna Coda (born 14 January 2001) popularly known as Cora Jade is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, performing on the NXT brand under the ring name Cora Jade. Before signing to WWE, she previously wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name Elayna Black, and made appearances in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Impact Wrestling.
Coda is in a relationship with fellow professional wrestler Blake Christian, who was known in WWE’s NXT under the ring name Trey Baxter.
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Early Life and Career
Coda first trained at the Freelance Wrestling Academy by Bryce Benjamin and Isaias Velazquez. She debuted on December 9, 2018, in the Illinois-based Kaiju Attack Wrestling promotion in a tag team match against her former instructor Bryce Benjamin under the ring name Elayna Black. On July 11, 2019, Black won her first tournament while in ZOWA Live, becoming the 2019 Zen Of Women’s Athletics Tournament Champion. On August 15 while in Zelo Pro Wrestling, Black competed in a four-way match for the vacant Zelo Pro Women’s Championship. On September 1, Black competed in RISE Wrestling’s 2019 Regional Rising Stars Tournament where she was eliminated in the quarter final by Sophie King. She also appeared in SHIMMER Women Athletes, debuting in Volume 118 competing in a scramble match.
On October 18, 2019, Black made her first-ever pay-per-view debut while in Impact Wrestling at Prelude to Glory, where she lost to Havok in a squash match.
Black first appeared for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on the October 13 episode of Dark losing to Red Velvet. She returned the following month on the November 3 episode of Dark, teaming with Leyla Hirsch in a tag match but lost to the team of Brandi Rhodes and Red Velvet.
On January 20, 2021, it was announced that Coda signed a contract with WWE and would wrestle on the NXT brand. She debuted on the January 22 episode of 205 Live under the ring name Cora Jade, where she was paired with Gigi Dolin in the opening round of the 2021 Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but they were eliminated by Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell.
On the February 10 episode of NXT, Jade lost to Xia Li. Three months later, Jade returned to television on the May 25 episode, where she lost a match against Franky Monet. Several months later, Jade defeated Monet in a rematch held on the October 5 episode of NXT. On November 16, she joined Raquel González’s team for NXT WarGames. At that event, she gave her team the victory in the women’s WarGames match. Two weeks later, she got an opportunity at the NXT Women’s Championship in a triple threat match against González and champion Mandy Rose at New Year’s Evil. On the December 28 episode of NXT, she and González successfully put their title opportunity on the line against Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray, when Jade pinned Ray. At New Year’s Evil, Jade failed to win the title when Rose pinned her.
Coda is in a relationship with fellow professional wrestler Blake Christian, who was known in WWE’s NXT under the ring name Trey Baxter. But Cora Jade is not married.
Cora Jade’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.3 million – $10 million.