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American wrestler and actress Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, 30, is better known by the ring name Sasha Banks.

She joined World Wrestling Entertainment as a SmackDown brand wrestler (WWE). She competed on the independent circuit, primarily in Chaotic Wrestling, before breaking into the professional ranks.

She faced Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October after being elevated to the WWE main roster in 2015. The iron lady match had never before served as the main event of an NXT TakeOver.

Sasha Banks

Sash Banks, the SmackDown Women’s Champion, and her tag team partner Noami haven’t been spotted in the WWE since departing Monday Night Raw on May 16.

On May 13’s SmackDown, the two made their farewell WWE televised appearance. They were said to be unhappy at the time over artistic decisions that may have resulted in Naomi winning a six-pack competition and facing Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship.

In a statement released by WWE that evening, the women were said to have “summarily and unprofessionally walked out,” as was made clear by Corey Graves during the broadcast.

According to, the organization also removed all women’s merchandise from its online shop and robbed the pair of their WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles.

According to a tip from Raj Giri of WrestlingInc, Sasha Banks has now been let go by the company. Following their walkout, both women received “indefinite” suspensions without pay.

Sasha Banks made the decision to depart WWE prior to the May 16 edition of Raw because she was dissatisfied with the direction the Women’s Tag Team Titles were taking.

Sean Ross Sapp claims that WWE also requested Banks be removed from a promotion for a future live event in a “urgent” email in May.

Since she left WWE in May, a lot has happened, including the resignation of Vince McMahon as CEO and Chairman in July as a result of an investigation into payments made to multiple women that went unnoticed for years.

According to a story from August 1, Banks and her tag partner Naomi are expected to return to WWE at some point soon.

The six-time women’s champion, on the other hand, has declared she won’t return for Season 3, but she has become well-known outside of professional wrestling.

Sash Banks, a wrestler, is blissfully wed to Sarath Ton, also known as Mikaze. On August 4, 2016, the couple announced their engagement, over four years after first meeting.

Ton is a former wrestler who gained notoriety for his unique style of wrestling that merged aerial maneuvers with mixed martial arts.

After being assigned to the NXT brand, he unfortunately suffered a horrible brain injury during a live taping that rendered him unconscious, and he has since avoided in-ring competition.

His aptitude for design earned him a job in WWE as a costume designer. He has designed clothing for many famous people, including Tamina Snuka, Ruby Riott, Bayley, and Seth Rollins.

Sasha Banks with her husband Sarath Ton

Sasha Banks, who has won the Raw Women’s championship four times, has a net worth of almost $3 million, according to

Sasha had her first television victory on January 23, 2013, when she defeated Alicia Fox on an NXT program. She and Rae defeated Bayley on NXT that same year.

At NXT TakeOver: Rival on February 11, 2015, she won the NXT Women’s championship by defeating Charlotte in a fatal four-way match that also included Lynch and Bayley.

Banks won a rematch against Charlotte on the NXT episode from March 4; on the episode from March 25, she took on Alexa Bliss.

Sasha made her official debut on the July 13, 2015, episode of Raw with Charlotte and Becky Lynch in response to Stephanie McMahon’s call for a “revolution” in the WWE Divas division.

Banks and Bayley won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship in their match against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross on SmackDown on June 5, 2020.

Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado is a well-known American professional wrestler and actress. She was born on January 26, 1992 in the United States. She is now under contract with WWE and performs under the ring name Sasha Banks as a member of the SmackDown brand.

Earlier in her career, Banks competed on the indie wrestling circuit, most notably for Chaotic Wrestling, where she was crowned the Women’s Champion of Chaotic Wrestling. In 2012, she acquired a contract with WWE and was immediately placed on the NXT brand. She was elevated to the main roster of WWE in the year 2015. Her match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October 2015 was the first women’s match to ever serve as the main event of an NXT TakeOver, the first iron woman match in WWE history, and the longest women’s match in WWE history at the time with a length of 30 minutes. Her match was also the first iron woman match in WWE history. [5] Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) picked their match as the best of the year, and Banks was also voted Woman of the Year for her performance in that match.

Banks eventually became the Raw Women’s Champion five times during the course of her career. In 2016, Paige and Charlotte Flair made history by becoming the first women to headline a WWE pay-per-view event, the first women to fight in a Hell in a Cell match, and the first women to win the PWI award for Feud of the Year. They also became the first women to win the award. [6] At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in 2019, she and her former tag team teammate, Bayley, won the first-ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Bayley was her tag team partner in the past. She became the third-ever WWE Women’s Grand Slam Champion and the fourth-ever WWE Women’s Triple Crown Winner in 2020 when she won the SmackDown Women’s Championship at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. Her victory also occurred in 2020. During that particular year, Sports Illustrated honored her by naming her Wrestler of the Year. Banks and her opponent Bianca Belair made history at WrestleMania 37 when they became the first black women to jointly headline a WrestleMania event. She finished the year as the third female athlete who received the most tweets.

Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado

January 26, 1992 (age 30)

Fairfield, California, U.S.

Mercedes The birth of their daughter, Justine Kaestner-Varnado, took place on January 26, 1992 in Fairfield, California. Her parents are Reo and Judith Varnado. Her mother was born in Germany, while her father was born in the United States of America. In search of appropriate treatment and educational opportunities for her autistic brother Joshua, her family relocated to a number of states, including Minnesota. They made their home in Boston, which is also where she launched her career in professional wrestling. She received her education through online classes and spent her childhood following All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling (AJW)

In 2008, Kaestner-Varnado started wrestling training at Chaotic Wrestling (CW), which has its headquarters in Woburn, Massachusetts. [source: missing citation] It was on October 1, 2010, that she made her ring debut under the ring moniker Mercedes KV. The contest was an intergender tag team match, and they ended up losing against Alexxis and Danny E. She joined up with Nikki Roxx for the bout. KV and Roxx teamed up frequently and supported one another at the ringside after they swiftly came to an understanding and built a friendship. KV’s first ever match in the singles competition was on October 22, and she was defeated by Danny E. in their rematch on November 13.

KV won her first match on January 7, 2011, when she and Roxx prevailed in a tag team battle against Alexxis and Mistress Belmont. This victory marked KV’s debut in the ring. On February 11, KV competed in a five-woman gauntlet match to determine the first ever Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Champion, however she was unable to win the title.  KV continued to compete in singles matches throughout the remainder of 2011, and on December 2, she won the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship for the first time by defeating Alexxis in a “I Quit” match. KV’s victory gave her the title.

On January 6, 2012, KV was able to successfully defend her championship against Barbie for the first time. On January 27, KV competed against Luscious Latasha with the championship at stake. Despite losing to Latasha, KV was able to defend her crown. In a rematch versus Alexxis, KV was able to successfully defend their title and win the championship. After that, she was victorious in both of her defenses of the championship against Nikki Roxx. After KV won a fatal four-way match against Alexxis, Barbie, and Mistress Belmont on June 1, she successfully defended her title and broke Alexxis’s previous record of 182 days as the longest-reigning Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Champion. KV is now the longest-reigning champion in the history of the promotion. KV proceeded to defend her title and was ultimately victorious in doing so against Barbie on June 24, Aida Marie on July 20, and Kasey Ray on August 17.  On August 18, KV made her final appearance for Chaotic Wrestling, which ended with her suffering a defeat at the hands of Ivy Fit in a match that was not for a championship. Following Kaestner-signing Varnado’s of a contract with WWE on August 17, the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship was subsequently declared vacant, bringing an end to her reign that had lasted 259 days.

Following WrestleMania 36, Banks and Bayley teased the possibility of a rivalry, with the emphasis on the narrative that Banks is the cause of Bayley’s success and that Bayley is mostly to blame for Banks’ losing endeavors. On the June 5 edition of SmackDown, Banks and Bayley reclaimed the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship by defeating Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), The Kabuki Warriors, Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, and other teams were among the opposition they faced as they defended their crowns (Asuka and Kairi Sane).

Banks and Asuka competed for the Raw Women’s Championship on July 19 at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules. The contest was marred by controversy after Asuka unintentionally spit green mist in the referee’s face. Once the referee’s shirt was gone, Bayley counted the pin to declare Banks the undisputed champion. In the end, Banks won the title for a record-breaking fifth time on the July 27 episode of Raw when Asuka abandoned the ring to protect her tag team teammate Kairi Sane from a Bayley attack backstage. With their victory, Banks and Bayley became the first female tag team in history to simultaneously hold both the singles and tag team titles, ranking sixth overall. better source is required Asuka and Banks maintained their rivalry throughout the month of August, which concluded on August 23 at SummerSlam with a title contest in which Banks lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka once more. Banks and Bayley were defeated by Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Tag Team Championship on August 30 at the Payback event.

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