Who is Sasha Banks?

Sasha Banks is a well-known American female professional wrestler as well as an actress. She started her wrestling career from the independent circuit, Chaotic Wrestling, where she worked her way to the top, winning the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship on December 2, 2011. She made her debut in the WWE on 12 December 2012 as an NXT rookie. Since then, she has made her way to the top-earning herself a lot of fame and won the NXT Women’s Championship on February 11, 2015. Moreover, she made her debut on WWE Raw on 13 July 2015. She also has had immense success along the way and went on to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship 5 times in her career. Today, she is one of the most renowned and of the most successful wrestlers in the world of WWE.

Quick Info
Full NameMercedes Kaestner-Varnado
ProfessionWrestler, Actress
Birth Date26 January 1992
Birth PlaceFairfield, California, United States
Star SignAquarius
HusbandSarath Ton
Net Worth$3 million
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
Height5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cms)
Weight52kgs (115lbs)
Body Measurements30-27-32 inches
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Sasha Banks

Bio

Sasha Banks is the ring name for Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado. She also goes by the nickname ‘The Boss.’ She was born on 26 January 1992 in Fairfield, California, United States. Not much information is available regarding Sasha’s family. Still, it is known that she has an autistic brother, and the family was continually moving places to find schools and hospitals for her brother. She is currently 28 years old with the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Sasha Banks holds an American nationality and is of African-American and German descent. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cms) tall and weighs around 52kgs (115lbs). Her body measurements are 30-27-32 inches, respectively. She initially has black hair color with a pair of black colored eyes. She has an athletic body type.

Education/ Early Life 

Sasha and her family continuously migrated to different places to find a suitable school and hospital for her autistic brother. It is also known that she could not study traditionally and received online education instead. Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, Sasha was a massive fan of Eddie Guerrero. She was interested in wrestling from a young age and wanted to become a wrestler herself. However, her mother was not so fond of wrestling and was against this.

Sasha Banks

Career

2010-2015

Sasha started her career in wrestling in Chaotic Wrestling in 2008. Still, she officially started her professional career in 2010 by appearing in a match called an intergender tag team match on 1 October. She was given her ring name called Mercedes VK, and she partnered with Nikki Roxx. Her single-game took place on October 22, but sadly she lost this match against Danny E. In 2011, she finally won the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship.

Meanwhile, he also played in other independent games. In 2012, she signed a contract with WWE. Here she was given Sasha Banks as her ring name. She debuted in WWE against Paige, but she lost the match. Her next game was against Marie, but Banks was defeated. She grew popular and came into the limelight when she won the NXT Women’s Championship. She also played for the Women’s Revolution in 2015, where she teamed up with Naomi and Tamina Snuka. Their group name was called ‘Team B.A.D.’ Team BAD played against Charlotte and Brie Bella, but they lost the match.

2016-Present

Sasha made a contract with a WWE brand called RAW, and then her first match for them was in July 2016. There she won her first match title WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte. To date, she has already won four titles of the same championship. She also has grabbed WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship two times with Bayley. In 2019, she was drafted to WWE SmackDown, but she took a small hiatus because of her tailbone injury. She then came back after her four-month break with a new appearance. As of 2020, she has been awarded Bumpy Award for the Half-Year Tag Team with her partner Bayley.

Personal Life 

Sasha Banks is the first cousin of famous rapper Snoop Dogg, Ray J, Brandy Norwood, and Daz Dillinger. It is said that Snoop Dogg was the one who helped Sasha develop her in-ring persona, character, and behavior. Sasha is happily married to a retired wrestler Sarath Ton who went by the ring name of Kid Mikaze, who is now a WWE costume designer. They married on 4 August 2016.

Sasha Banks

Social

Sasha Banks is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@sashabankswwe) has more than 4.8 million followers, and her Twitter account (@SashaBanksWWE) has more than 2 million followers. She has her fan website (sashabanksdaily.com), which brings updates about her daily. She does not have an official Facebook page yet.

Achievements

Sasha Banks has come a long way in her career and has won the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship once in her professional career on December 2, 2011, holding the championship for a total of 259 days. She entered WWE and won the NXT Women’s Championship once on February 11, 2015, and had the championship for a total of 192 days. Then, she joined WWE Raw and became the WWE Raw Women’s Champion five times in her career, holding the championship title for a total of 116 days. The wrestler has also won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Bayley twice in her career and held the championship for a total of 145 days. Banks was recognized as the Woman of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2015 and was ranked number 8 in the Top 10 Women Wrestlers of the year 2019 by Sports Illustrated.

Sasha Banks Net Worth

Sasha Banks has come a long way in her wrestling career, and her dedication and hard work, along with talent, has earned herself a lot of name and fame. As of 2020, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million.