~1: One of the first women to main event a Raw since 2004

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Sasha and Charlotte became the first women to main event an episode of Raw since Trish Stratus and Lita faced off for the Women’s Championship 12 years ago in 2004.

~2: Ring outfits inspired by Beyonce, Eddie and others

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While originally looking for inspiration, Sasha was initially inspired by popstar Beyonce, with Sasha admiring the way in which Beyonce always turned heads wherever she went. Her attire went heavy on bling and diamonds, accompanied by her shades which helped Sasha stand out from amongst the crowd.

~3: Married to a WWE seamstress

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Sasha Banks broke the hearts of countless fans when she married Sarath Ton earlier this year in a private ceremony. Ton is a former wrestler turned WWE seamstress and costume designer who will be familiar to UpUpDownDown fans as ‘Mikaze’.

~4: Her favourite trainer was Norman Smiley

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During her time at the Performance Center she’s been under the wings of some of the most talented names in the pro wrestling industry including the late Dusty Rhodes, Joey Mercury and Sara Amato who has covertly helped usher in the era of women’s wrestling in the WWE.

~5: She weighed 99 pounds when she started training

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Sasha recently revealed she weighed just 99 pounds when she began first began training so imagine how much smaller Sasha was back then when she first learn how to take bumps and suchlike.

~6: Asian pop-culture nerd

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Sasha appeared on Xavier Wood’s YouTube gaming channel “UPUPDOWNDOWN” earlier this year that she’s a huge Asian pop-culture nerd, especially Korean pop-culture and has named Rain and G-Dragon as some of her favourite musicians.

~7: Favourite wrestlers

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It’s well documented that Sasha’s favourite wrestler of all time is the late great Eddie Guerrero.

~8: Her mother tried to stop her from watching wrestling

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Sasha has been a wrestling fan from her teenage years but one person who wasn’t always a wrestling fan was her mother.

~9: Her first ring name

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At the time, she wrestled under the ring-name Mercedes KV which is a play on her real name Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado. She settled on the name Sasha Banks soon after joining the WWE Performance Center and is an amalgamation of two different names she’d come up with.

~ 10: Her cousin is Snoop Dogg

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Sasha Banks is the cousin of rapper, Snoop Dogg.