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Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks is a famous wrestler, actress, and model from the United States of America. Sasha Banks gained popularity during her time in NXT, where she was one of the top women’s wrestlers and had several standout matches.

Early Life and Childhood

Wrestler Sasha was born on 26 January 1992,  in Fairfield, California, United States of America. Currently, she is 32 years old. Her real name is Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, and her nickname is Sasha Banks.

We do not have any information about her parents but they are entrepreneurs by their profession. She has two brothers who are also involved in the wrestling industry and their nicknames are Mickey Whipwreck and Moe Kaestner. Plus, she is delighted with her family members loves to spend quality time with her family, and prioritizes them more than anything.

She spent her childhood in various places, including Fairfield, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents separated when she was young, and she grew up with her mother and two older brothers.

There is limited information available about her childhood. However, she shared in interviews how her family faced financial struggles at times, and how her mother worked multiple jobs to provide for the family.

She is American by nationality, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. As well as her religion is Christian and her ethnicity is German descent and African-American Descent.

Sasha Banks – Education

There is limited information available about her education. However, she mentioned in interviews that she attended various high schools while growing up due to her family moving frequently. She also mentioned that she was a good student and earned good grades in school.

While working as a professional wrestler, she continued to educate herself about the industry. She has spoken about the importance of learning from other wrestlers and studying old matches to improve her skills.

About her interactions with her teachers, and friends, and her interest in her studies, among other things, there is no information accessible. We’ll update her here if she ever provides information about her earlier academic experiences.

Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of her net worth is $4 million, and her monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. Her work as a woman wrestler and actress is her primary source of income.

She has also made appearances in TV shows and films, which likely contribute to her net worth. Additionally, she has a merchandise line and released music under the name “Sasha Banks,” which also contributes to her overall earnings.

Career and Professional Life

Sasha is a professional wrestler and actress best known for her time in WWE. She began her wrestling career in 2010 and made her professional debut in 2011 under the ring name Mercedes KV. She competed in various independent wrestling promotions on the East Coast, including Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

In 2012, she signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to the company’s developmental territory, NXT. She adopted the ring name Sasha Banks and quickly rose to prominence as one of the top female wrestlers in NXT. And she had memorable matches with other NXT women such as Bayley, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch.

In 2015, Banks was promoted to the main roster of WWE. She made her debut on the July 13 episode of Raw, teaming up with Naomi and Tamina Snuka to defeat Paige, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte. She quickly established herself as a fan favorite and became known for her flashy ring gear, colorful hair, and high-flying wrestling style.

One of her most notable matches was with Bayley.  With whom she has had a long-standing rivalry both in and out of the ring. The two women have faced off in multiple high-profile matches.

They had a match “Hell in a Cell” in 2020, in which she became the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. Additionally, she had a series of high-profile matches and feuds with other WWE women, including Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Bayley, and Alexa Bliss. She is presently the IWGP Women’s Champion in her first reign and is contracted to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as Mercedes Moné.

Acting

She appeared in the first season of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” in the year 2016. There she played the character Koska Reeves. Also, she voiced characters in various video games and animated series, including “Gears 5“, “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants”, and “The Loud House“.

In 2020, she made a guest appearance on the hit TV series “Billions,” playing the role of herself in a cameo appearance. She also appeared in several independent films, including “The Kliq Rules,” a documentary about the wrestling group The Kliq.

Throughout her career, she has been known for her innovative wrestling style, her charismatic personality, and her dedication to her craft. She has set an example for female wrestling in WWE, helping to elevate the profile of female wrestlers and inspire a new generation of fans and wrestlers.

Sasha Banks during her match (Source Instagram)

Caption: Sasha Banks during her match (Source Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Sasha endorsed several brand endorsements throughout her career as a professional wrestler. In 2016, she became a brand ambassador for the sports apparel company, Adidas. She has been a spokesperson for various companies, including Cricket Wireless and KFC.

Also, she featured in advertising campaigns for companies such as Snickers, Coca-Cola, and Capri Sun. In addition to these partnerships, she has her merchandise line, which includes clothing, accessories, and other items featuring her likeness and catchphrases.

Awards and Nomination

She won several awards and nominations throughout her career as a professional wrestler. Five times, she won the WWE Women’s Championship, and two times, she won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. In 2015 and 2016, she won Pro Wrestling Illustrated Woman of the Year.

PWI ranked her as the #1 female wrestler in the world in 2016 and 2020. In 2015, she won the NXT Year-End Award for Match of the Year. Also, she won the Female Competitor of the Year award from NXT fans in both 2015 and 2016. Sports Illustrated named her one of the top 10 female wrestlers of the year in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine included Sasha Banks on its list of the 25 best wrestlers of the year. She won the award for Best in Sports in the year 2019. In 2019 and 2020, the newsletter named her the Best on Interviews, recognizing her skill and charisma as a speaker and performer.

Relationship Status

She married professional wrestler and costume designer Sarath Ton, who is known by his ring name Kid Mikaze. They were married in August 2016 and she credited her husband with helping to develop her unique look and style as a wrestler.

They are generally private about their personal lives and do not often share details about their relationship on social media or in interviews. However, they have occasionally shared photos and messages of love and support for each other on social media.

Sasha Banks with her husband (Source EEssentially Sports)

Caption: Sasha Banks with her husband (Source EEssentially Sports)

Scandal

There is no known scandal or controversy involving her. Throughout her career, she maintained a positive reputation among fans and colleagues in the wrestling industry. She is known for her talent, dedication, and hard work as a wrestler, and praised for her contributions to the evolution of women’s wrestling in WWE.

While it’s always possible that new information could come to light in the future, at this time there is no known scandal or controversy associated with Sasha.

Body Measurements

Sasha Banks is known for her athletic build and is in excellent physical condition due to her career as a professional wrestler. However, her height is 5 feet 5 inches tall and her weight is 52 kg. She is known for her ever-changing hairstyles but her natural hair color is black. And her eyes are striking brown eyes and very attractive.

Her body type is slim and perfectly shaped with a great personality and other body measurements like biceps, chest, and waist, are 34-24-35 inches. She focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes a focus on both physical and mental well-being. She loves to do yoga and meditation, as well as the belief in the importance of proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Sasha Banks posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Caption: Sasha Banks posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Social Media

Sasha Banks is active on social media and on Instagram, she has 5.9M followers and has followed 4961 people there as well as she has posted 3171 posts, and her Instagram account is marked with a blue checkmark with the username “themercedesvarnado“.

Sasha Banks is active on Facebook where she has 15K followers and her fans’ account is available for the information, which will be helpful. And we find her official Twitter account where she has 2.4M followers and has followed 10 people. She joined Twitter in August 2011.