Sasha Banks has been in the news ever since she and Naomi walked out of WWE moments after RAW went on air. The superstars dropped their Women’s Tag Team Championship Belts on John Laurinaitis’ table before staging a walkout in protest over the show’s creative direction. WWE responded by suspending and stripping them off their titles. The company will soon hold a tournament to determine the new Women’s Tag Team Champions. That being said, here are five things you may not know about Sasha Banks.
You may know that Snoop Dogg is a cousin of Sasha’s, but did you know that he isn’t the only famous cousin she has? Speaking of Snoop, the rap icon walked Sasha to the ring for her entrance at WrestleMania 32.
Sasha is also cousins with Brandy Norwood, Ray J and Dogg Pound's Dazz Dillinger. She has experienced celebrity status firsthand. Though she may not be on the best of terms with WWE at the moment, Sasha knows that her celebrity status can help her accomplish things much bigger than the WWE.
Ever wondered why Sasha was frustrated with the creative direction involving the women’s tag team division? Now you know. Sasha pitched and pushed for the Women’s Tag Team Championship because she wanted more of her peers to taste gold in the WWE.
Sasha was in her third reign as ½ of the Women’s Tag Team Champions when she got stripped of the title alongside Naomi. Sasha is continuing to receive a lot of support on the internet for her walkout. She deserves credit for helping the women’s tag team division get over.
Sasha Banks is a legit badass and there’s no arguing that. She is trained in MMA and often incorporates her combat skills in her matches. Sasha originally wanted to land a career in mixed martial arts. That was her dream job.
The reason why she stopped pursuing her dream of wanting to become a UFC fighter is that she didn’t like get hitting in the face. The very idea made her pull the plug on it and she ended up signing up with the sports and entertainment juggernaut that is WWE.
Sasha is happily married to Sarath Ton. Sarath is a former professional wrestler who currently deigns costumes for WWE under the ring name Mikaze. Sarath retired from in-ring competition after sustaining an injury during a WWE match in 2015.
Sarath has been designing ring gears for WWE superstars for many years. He also appears on Xavier Woods’ UpUpDownDown! gaming channel on YouTube. For those not in the know, Sarath is the first-ever UpUpDownDown Champion.
Sasha made a major career accomplishment when she won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Naomi on the second night of WrestleMania 38. The duo hit their tag team combo finisher on Carmela to win the titles.
The win was all the more meaningful for Sasha as it was the first time she won a match on the grandest stage of them all. Yes, you read that right. Her previous WrestleMania matches had all ended in defeat. WrestleMania 38 also marked her eighth consecutive appearance on the show.