Sasha Banks pro
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado
BornJanuary 26, 1992
FromFairfield, California, U.S

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameSasha Banks
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight114 lb (52 kg)
BilledBoston, Massachusetts

Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado (January 26, 1992), better known by her ring name Sasha Banks, a American professional wrestler who performed in NXT and WWE.

Between WWE and their developmental brand NXT, Banks has had four championship reigns – being a former NXT Women's Champion and a three-time Raw Women's Champion. Her match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 7, 2015 was the first women's match to ever headline a WWE event, the first women's Iron Man match, and the longest women's match in WWE history at the time with a length of 30 minutes. Their match was voted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as the "Match of the Year", with Banks being voted as the "Woman of the Year" as well, while their NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in August 2015 won the NXT Year-End Award for "Match of the Year".

In 2016, she and Charlotte Flair became the first women to headline a WWE pay-per-view event and the first to compete in a Hell in a Cell match (both at Hell in a Cell in October 2016), the first women to main event Raw in a women's match since 2004, and the first women to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated award for "Feud of the Year".