Name: Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado
Born: January 26, 1992
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Sasha Banks was born on January 26, 1992 in Fairfield, California. She is the daughter of Judith Varnado and has one brother. Sasha’s first cousin is the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg. Her family relocated across the United States before settling in Boston, Massachusetts. Sasha comes from African-American and German descent.
Studying online as a teenager, Sasha would begin her fascination with professional wrestling by watching All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling.
It has been reported that Sasha is dating Sarath Ton, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) employee, who works as a costume designer and seamster.
Sasha started to train for pro-wrestling in 2008 by working out at Chaotic Wrestling. Two years later, Sasha would make her in-ring debut, using the alias, Mercedes KV. Her debut match saw her in an intergender tag team match, in which she lost. She would lose her debut singles match. Sasha would go on to win the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship.
Sasha would branch out and perform for other independent promotions, including New England Championship Wrestling (NECW) and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
Sasha would try out for the WWE in June 2012. Two months later, she was signed to a contract and was sent to NXT, the promotion’s developmental territory. Sasha made her televized NXT debut in December 2012, in which she lost to Paige. Sasha would be one of the leading ladies, alongside Charlotte, Bayley, Becky Lynch and Emma, to transform the women’s division. Sasha would win the NXT Women’s Championship and have some of the best women’s matches in the history of the company.
Sasha would make her WWE main roster debut on an episode of “Monday Night Raw” in July 2015. Since then, she has been part of a group called Team BAD (the faction eventually disbanded), she competed at WrestleMania XXXII in a match of the year contender and she has won the WWE Women’s Championship. Sasha is exclusive to the Raw brand.
Outside of pro-wrestling, Sasha is an avid video game player, she likes to listen to K-Pop music and she is a big fan of Sailor Moon.
We estimate that Sasha Banks’s net worth is $500,000 (2016).
So how much is $500,000 really?
$500,000 can help you launch a professional wrestling training academy for newcomers. $500,000 can also help you pay for the annual contracts of a couple of WWE performers, including, Lana, Jack Swagger and Bo Dallas.