SASHA Banks is one of the most famous women in the pro wrestling scene.
Here’s everything you need to know about her memorable exit from the WWE ring.
Why did Sasha Banks leave WWE?
Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, best known by her ring name Sasha Banks, is an American professional wrestler and actress.
After beginning her WWE career in 2012, Banks was assigned to the developmental territory NXT, where she would later win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Her match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October 2015 was the first women’s match ever to headline NXT TakeOver, the first Iron Woman match in WWEand with a duration of 30 minutes, the longest women’s match in WWE history at the time.
Her match was named Fight of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Banks was also named Woman of the Year.
That same year, Banks was promoted to the main roster of WWE, where she won the Raw Women’s Championship five times.
But her WWE career would come to an end in 2022 after a decade-long run.
Banks and co-star Naomi made headlines last year afterward They left WWE before their main event Match on Monday Night RAW on May 16th.
you and Naomi were stripped of their Women’s Tag Team Championship and WWE later released a statement saying the pair were caught in it of former Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis and placed their titles on his desk before leaving.
However, there was much speculation about the reason behind the couple’s exit WWE said: “They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions.
“And despite having eight hours to rehearse and set up their match, they claimed they felt uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents – even though they had had matches with these individuals in the past without consequences.”
Accordingly Sportskeeda However, recent reports suggest that Banks left WWE due to her salary.
It was reported that she did not return to the Stamford-based promotion because it demanded a high price to extend her contract, with the figures discussed being the same as Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
Who is Sasha Banks’ husband Sarath Ton?
Sarath Ton is an American costume designer and former professional wrestler.
The 40-year-old is currently signed to WWE under the ring name Mikaze.
Ton made his WWE debut on Monday Night Raw in 2012 Raw under the ring name Rutherford Hayes, where he teamed with Willard Fillmore in a handicap squash match against Ryback.
After suffering an injury in his final WWE match in 2015, Ton was hired by WWE as a costume designer under the ring name Mikaze.
Banks and Ton’s wedding was held as a private event, but it is believed the couple tied the knot in 2016.
Speaking to Lillian Garcia on Garcia’s Making Their Way To The Ring podcast in 2017, Banks admitted that she is married and also explained the reason for the secrecy.
“You’re the first person I’ve admitted it to. I am married. “I just hide it because our fans are so crazy sometimes, you know,” she said.
“I don’t know, I just think the fans are so crazy. I see what they write to him on Twitter and I don’t like it.”
“When you say he’s ugly or shouldn’t be with me for this reason or that, it hurts me, you know?
“I just don’t like that he reads this every day, you know what I mean? And he’s such a great person.”
Where is Sasha Banks now?
After leaving WWE last year, Banks made her first appearance for New Japan Pro-Wrestling at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4, 2023.
She now goes by the ring name Mercedes Mone.
The professional wrestler also made her video game debut in WWE 2K17 and has since appeared in WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20 and WWE 2K22.
She also appears in the mobile games WWE SuperCard and WWE Mayhem, as well as the spin-off game WWE 2K Battlegrounds.
Banks made her acting debut in the second season of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian,” in which she plays Koska Reeves.
In her last appearance as Sasha Banks, she was a featured contestant on an episode ofNetwork game show Barmageddon, which aired on January 2, 2023.
On January 13, 2023, it was reported that Banks was cast opposite Paul Ben-Victor in an action thriller film The Collective, in which she played a character named Nikita.
Accordingly SportskeedaAs of 2023, she has a whopping net worth of $4 million.