Sasha Banks Biography: Husband, Age, Children, Net Worth, Parents, Real Name, Twin, WWE

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Biography

Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado (born January 26, 1992), professionally known as Sasha Banks, is an accomplished American wrestler and actress. 

Presently associated with New Japan Pro-Wrestling under the ring name Mercedes Moné, she holds the prestigious title of former IWGP Women’s Champion. Additionally, Varnado is notable in NJPW‘s affiliated promotion, World Wonder Ring Stardom.

Sasha Banks is remarkably versatile, thriving in two significant domains: professional wrestling and acting. Her success in both fields is a testament to her passion and dedication. Whether inside the wrestling ring or in front of the camera, Sasha consistently showcases her prowess and determination, establishing herself as a formidable force in the entertainment world.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado
Stage Name: Sasha Banks
Born: 26 January 1992 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Fairfield, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Drop Out
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Reo Varnado, Judith Varnardo
Siblings: Joshua Kaestner Varando, Tanya Banks
Spouse: Sarath Ton (m. 2016)
Girlfriend • Partner: Seth Rollins (rum.), Rey Mysterio (rum.), Stone Cold Steve Austin (rum.), Roman Reigns (rum.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • Wrestler
Net Worth: $4 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Born on January 26, 1992, in Fairfield, California, Sasha Banks, a professional wrestler, is the first child of Reo Varnado and Judith Varnardo

Raised in a diverse background with her mother, Judith Varnardo, of German descent and her African-American father, Reo Varnado, the family relocated to different places, including Minnesota. Sasha Banks, whose real name is Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, opted for homeschooling.

In a remarkable display of family commitment, Sasha Banks chose to leave traditional schooling behind to support her autistic brother and aid her mother in securing employment. This decision underlines Sasha Banks‘ profound sense of family values and responsibility. 

Sasha Banks has a younger brother, Joshua Kaestner Varando, and a sister named Tanya Banks, with her brother experiencing autism from birth.

Career

Sasha Banks commenced her wrestling journey in the independent circuit, dedicating herself to honing her skills and showcasing athleticism and charisma. Joining WWE two years later, she entered the developmental brand NXT, where she thrived, becoming a fan favourite with numerous acclaimed matches. In 2014, Banks secured the NXT Women’s Championship, holding onto it for over 200 days, solidifying her prominence.

Transitioning to the main roster in 2015, Banks and Bayley formed the formidable duo The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection. Their success culminated in winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Banks held the Raw Women’s Champion title four times in singles competition, engaging in legendary rivalries with Charlotte FlairBecky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss.

In a groundbreaking move, Sasha Banks and Bayley headlined a Raw episode in 2019, showcasing their commitment to advancing women’s wrestling. At WrestleMania 37 in 2021, they made history as the first black women to headline the event, breaking new ground. 

Departing WWE in May 2022 due to creative conflicts, Sasha Banks joined NJPW as Mercedes Moné, capturing the IWGP Women’s Championship in her debut year, further solidifying her legacy in professional wrestling.

Awards & Nominations

WWE Awards

  • NXT Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Raw Women’s Championship (5 times)
  • WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (3 times, inaugural) – with Bayley (2) and Naomi (1)

WWE Accolades

  • WWE Women’s Triple Crown Champion: Achieved by holding all three Women’s Championships.
  • WWE Women’s Grand Slam Champion: Achieved by holding all three Women’s Championships and winning a Royal Rumble match.
  • NXT Year-End Award (1 time): Match of the Year (2015) vs. Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn

Slammy Award (2 times)

  • Female Superstar of the Year (2020)
  • Double-Cross of the Year (2020): Bayley attacks Sasha Banks on SmackDown (September 4)

Bumpy Awards (2 times)

  • Tag Team of the Half-Year (2020) – with Bayley
  • Best Match of the Half-Year (2021) – vs. Rhea Ripley

Social Media

  • Twitter: @SashaBanksWWE
  • Instagram: @SashaBanks
  • Facebook: @SashaBanksWWE
  • Twitch: @LegitBossSashaBanks

Personal Life

Sasha Banks, aged 32, born Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, has enjoyed over five years of marital bliss with her husband, Sarath Ton, known as Mikaze. They initially crossed in the early 2010s while on the independent wrestling circuit. Despite their flourishing careers and a strong bond, the couple has opted not to start a family.

Sasha Banks has been romantically linked to figures like Seth RollinsRey MysterioStone Cold (Steve Austin), and Roman Reigns. While Sasha and Mikaze have not become parents yet, Roman Reigns is a father to five children from his current wife, Galina Becker.

Net Worth

Sasha Banks is a well-known professional wrestler and actress. She is from the United States and has succeeded significantly in both disciplines. 

With her unquestionable ability and drive, it’s no wonder that Sasha Banks has a net worth of almost $4 million. Her achievements in the profession have cemented her reputation as a renowned wrestler and created possibilities for her to pursue a career in acting.




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