Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado

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Ring Names Sasha Banks
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 114 lb (52 kg)
Born January 26, 1992 (26)
Fairfield, California
Resides Orlando, Florida
Billed Boston, Massachusetts
Trained by Brian Fury
Brian Milonas
Sara Del Rey
Debut December 12, 2012
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand under the ring name Sasha Banks.

Biography Edit

Some people are born Bosses. Others have Bossness thrust upon them. Sasha Banks is the former.

An independent wrestler out of Boston, Banks worked her way through various promotions before finally getting a foot in the door in WWE NXT. Eventually, the quiet but talented young woman found her voice, and The Boss was born. Since then, Banks hasn’t looked back for a second, though she turned plenty of heads throughout her astounding rise to dominance as one of Full Sail’s “Four Horsewomen.”

The trailblazing continued past NXT when Banks helped usher in a new era of competition on the Raw roster during the Women’s Evolution of 2015. Since then, the ultra-confident Banks has made history at every turn, competing in the first-ever Women’s WWE Iron Man, Hell in a Cell, Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber Matches, all while becoming a multiple-time Raw Women’s Champion.

Refusing to be looked over or set aside, Sasha has proven time and again that she runs the roost in the Women’s division. Just like a — well, you know.


Other media Edit

Banks has appeared in three WWE video games. She made her in-game debut in WWE 2K17 and appears in WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19. She also appears in the mobile game WWE SuperCard.

Personal life Edit

Kaestner-Varnado is a first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg, who helped develop her in-ring persona. She is also a first cousin of music producer Daz Dillinger and singers Brandy Norwood and Ray J. She is a fan of K-pop music and Japanese anime Sailor Moon. Kaestner-Varnado has cited Eddie Guerrero as her favorite wrestler. She was in attendance at Guerrero's memorial episode of Raw on November 14, 2005 in Minneapolis, and she also revealed that she was unaware that Guerrero had died before she arrived at the arena.

Championships and accomplishments Edit

  • Chaotic Wrestling
    • Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Entertainment
    • IWE Women's Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Feud of the Year (2016) vs. Charlotte Flair
    • Match of the Year (2015) vs. Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect
    • Woman of the Year (2015)
    • Ranked No. 2 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2016
  • Ring Wars Carolina
    • RWC No Limitz Championship (1 time)
  • Rolling Stone
    • Future Diva of the Year (2015)
    • NXT Match of the Year (2015) vs. Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn
    • Title Feud of the Year, NXT (2015) vs. Bayley for the NXT Women's Championship
  • Teen Choice Awards
    • Choice Female Athlete (2017) (nominated, results pending)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Worst Feud of the Year (2015) Team PCB vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team Bella
  • WWE

1 During Banks' first reign, the championship was called the WWE Women's Championship. Before her second reign, the title became exclusive to Raw as a result of the 2016 brand extension draft, and it was renamed to Raw Women's Championship after SmackDown created the SmackDown Women's Championship.

Social Media Edit