What is Sasha Banks Height and Weight? The American professional wrestler and actress stands tall at 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs 52 kg (115 lbs). Aside from Sasha Banks height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the wrestler, including her age, education, career, net worth, parents, siblings, husband, and children.
Sasha Banks, who was born on January 26, 1992, in Fairfield, California, United States, is 31 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her on the 26th January of every January.
Career and Education
Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, known by her ring name Sasha Banks, is currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Mercedes Mone, where she is currently the IWGP Women’s Champion for her debut reign. Banks is also part of NJPW’s sister promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom. Her most well-known role is her stint in WWE between 2012 and 2022 when she performed under the name of the ring Sasha Banks.
Banks began her career in wrestling in the year 2010 on the independent circuit but most specifically for Chaotic Wrestling in which she took home the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship title. She joined and signed with WWE in the year 2012 under the ring name Sasha Banks and was assigned to the developmental territory NXT. She later won the NXT’s Women’s Championship.
Her battle with Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October of 2015 was the first women’s match ever to headline an NXT TakeOver, the first iron women’s game in the history of WWE. Not only that, but it was also one of the longest women’s matches in the history of WWE at the time, with thirty minutes duration. The match was chosen in the hands of Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) as the Match of the Year, with Banks also being named Woman of the Year.
In the year 2015, Varnado was promoted to the main roster of WWE, where she held the Raw Women’s Championship five times. She along with Charlotte Flair in the year 2016, became the first women to be the main performer at the main event of a WWE pay-per-view show and the first women to wrestle in the Hell in a Cell match as well as the first women to win the PWI prize to be Feud of the Year.
She won the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside tag team partner Bayley at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in 2019. The following year, she took home the SmackDown Women’s Championship at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and became the third WWE Women’s Grand Slam Champion and the fourth WWE Women’s Triple Crown Champion.
In the same year, she was named “Wrestler of the Year” by Sports Illustrated. In WrestleMania 37 Varnado as well as her opponent Bianca Belair were the first women of color to co-host an event like WrestleMania the WWE’s biggest event. In the year 2021, Varnado was the highest third tweeted about female athletes.
Following issues with her creative in 2022, Varnado walked out of WWE and was not able to negotiate a new deal. Then, she made her debut with NJPW/Stardom during Wrestle Kingdom 17, in the month of January 2023 under the name of the ring Mercedes Mone. In addition to the sport of wrestling, Varnado started her acting journey in the year 2020. Her first appearance was in the character Koska Reeves in the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Sasha Banks went to school online and grew up watching All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling (AJW).
Sasha Banks Net Worth
Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, known by her ring name Sasha Banks, has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Her main source of income comes from her career as a wrestler and actress as well as endorsement deals.
Sasha Banks Parents and Siblings
Sasha Banks was born to Reo and Judith Varnado. Her father was African-American, while her mother is of German descent. Her family relocated to various locations, including Minnesota in search of hospitals and schools that could accommodate her autistic brother Joshua. They eventually settled in Boston which is where she started her professional wrestling career.
Through her dad, she is a first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg, who helped to create her persona in the ring. She is also a first cousin of music producer Daz Dillinger as well as singers Brandy Norwood, and Ray J. She is a huge fan of K-pop music as well as the Japanese anime Sailor Moon.
Sasha Banks Husband and Children
Sasha Banks married retired professional wrestler Sarath Ton On August 4, 2016. They met when they both wrestled in the independent circuit. Ton, who is popularly known by his nickname on the ring, Mikaze currently works as a costume designer for WWE. The couple has no children at the moment.