Who is WWE star Sasha Banks’ husband Mikaze?

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WWE star and actress Sasha Banks is fresh off defending her WWE SmackDown championship, and she’s making her acting debut in the second season of Disney +’s The Mandalorian.

Sasha Banks, real name Mercedes Varnado, has always been notoriously private about her personal life, including her marriage.

Sasha Banks and her husband Sarath Ton, aka Mikaze, met on the independent wrestling circuit

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Sasha Banks and her husband Sarath Ton, aka Mikaze, met on the independent wrestling circuitCredit: Instagram
Sasha Banks and Mikaze got married in 2016 at a private ceremony

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Sasha Banks and Mikaze got married in 2016 at a private ceremony Credit: Instagram

Who is WWE star Sasha Banks married to?

The 28-year-old professional wrestler has been married to former wrestler turned designer Sarath Ton aka Mikaze for four years.

Sasha Banks is known to keep her personal life private from fans

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Sasha Banks is known to keep her personal life private from fansCredit: Instagram
Sasha and Mikaze have been married for 4 years after meeting on the wrestling scene

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Sasha and Mikaze have been married for 4 years after meeting on the wrestling sceneCredit: Instagram

Mikaze was born June 9, 1983, hailing from Springfield, Massachusetts.

He met his wife Sasha Banks in the early 2010’s while they both worked the independent wrestling circuit.

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Mikaze experienced backlash from Sasha's fans when they found out they were married

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Mikaze experienced backlash from Sasha’s fans when they found out they were married Credit: Instagram / @iammikaze

Mikaze told Essentially Sports, “Literally, just when I first met her, I knew she needed gear. I let her know, like, ‘Hey, I got you.’ It’s been working out ever since, obviously.”

Mikaze has been a fixture backstage in WWE since 2015, being featured on WWE gaming Youtbe Channel Up Up Down Down Down

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Mikaze has been a fixture backstage in WWE since 2015, being featured on WWE gaming Youtbe Channel Up Up Down Down DownCredit: Instagram

Was Sasha Banks husband Mikaze ever a wrestler?

Known on the wrestling scene as Kid Mikaze, he made his wrestling debut in 2002, wrestling in northeast promotions until getting signed to WWE’s NXT in 2015.

Sasha Banks and Mikaze have enjoyed working and traveling together since meeting in the early 2010's

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Sasha Banks and Mikaze have enjoyed working and traveling together since meeting in the early 2010’sCredit: Instagram
Mikaze wrestling one Raw once as Rutherford Hayes, and was signed to WWE's NXT in 2015

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Mikaze wrestling one Raw once as Rutherford Hayes, and was signed to WWE’s NXT in 2015Credit: WWE

Mikaze became known for his unique wrestling style which he blended with mixed martial arts, also specialising in aerial stunts.

During his short tenure as a wrestler in WWE he was known as Rutherford Hayes performing an a 2012 episode of Raw.

Mikaze has designed wrestling gear for his wife Sasha since her early days in the independent wrestling scene

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Mikaze has designed wrestling gear for his wife Sasha since her early days in the independent wrestling sceneCredit: Instagram
Mikaze often posts pictures of Sasha Banks on his Instagram profile

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Mikaze often posts pictures of Sasha Banks on his Instagram profileCredit: Instagram

Unfortunately, he was injured during an NXT live taping leaving him unconscious after a blow to the head and has not competed as a wrestler since.

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Prior to WWE and NXT he has won the CW Heavyweight Champion, CW New England Championship twice, and the CW Tag Team Championship three times while in the Chaotic Wrestling promotion.

What does Mikaze do in WWE now?

Thanks to Mikaze’s keen eye and talent for designing wrestling gear, after he suffered his career-ending injury WWE signed him as a costume-designer.

Mikaze and Sasha are bonded by wrestling

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Mikaze and Sasha are bonded by wrestlingCredit: Instagram

Mikaze has been the go-to guy for gear in WWE ever since. He has designed iconic gear for many WWE superstars including Paige, Ruby Riott, Bayley, and of course his wife Sasha Banks.

Sasha Banks is currently WWE’s SmackDown Women’s champion is known for her beautiful gear especially for her big ppv matches and her husband is to thank for that.

Fans recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her shock return to WWE.

Mikaze and Sasha do not have any children but own a Corgi named Ryu Maivia

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Mikaze and Sasha do not have any children but own a Corgi named Ryu MaiviaCredit: Instagram

Sasha Banks told the Miami Herald, “He (Mikaze) knows what I want. He envisions it. I just tell him, ‘I want to look the best, the greatest. Just do your thing,’ and he always makes me look amazing.”

“Probably the most lasting relationship I made because of my work is Sasha Banks,” said Mikaze in a documentary. “I’ve been making her gear since she first started [wrestling]. Literally, just when I first met her, I knew she needed gear. I let her know, like, ‘Hey, I got you.’ It’s been working out ever since, obviously.”

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When did Mikaze and Sasha Banks get married?

The couple who is a match made in wrestling heaven, got married on August 4, 2016 and kept the details mostly private.

Sasha Banks has been signed to WWE since 2013

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Sasha Banks has been signed to WWE since 2013Credit: Getty Images
Sasha Banks made history this year becoming a WWE Grand Slam Champion

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Sasha Banks made history this year becoming a WWE Grand Slam ChampionCredit: Instagram

In an interview with WWE Sasha says, “I’m really fortunate. It’s really crazy because we met in wrestling so we both started in the independents together and we worked for the same company down there. Then when I got signed to WWE he quit his job and moved to Tampa with me.”

Sasha Banks and Mikaze’s personal and professional relationship continues to grow and is stronger than ever.

Mikaze and Sasha Banks collaborated with Puma, their Collaboraid brand, and Soles 4 Souls to design a sneaker for charity

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Mikaze and Sasha Banks collaborated with Puma, their Collaboraid brand, and Soles 4 Souls to design a sneaker for charity Credit: Instagram

The two Boston-natives do not have any children but are proud pup parents to their adorable Corgi, named Ryu Maivia Ton.

Mikaze recently teamed up with Puma to design a limited edition Sasha Banks-themed sneaker called GV SPECIAL DETROIT VS BOSTON EDITION as a part of the #thisiscollaboraid.

Through the Collaboraid brad, in partnership with Soles 4 Souls Footlocker, will be donating 19,000 pairs of sneakers, equalling $250,000 to less fortunate children around the world.

This Puma collaboration comes after Sasha Banks made her acting debut in the second season of Disney +’s Star Wars show The Mandalorian.

You can see Sasha Banks, and her amazing gear designed by her husband Mikaze every Friday Night for WWE’s SmackDown show.



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