Does Sasha Banks have a boyfriend, fiancé, or perhaps even a husband? Based on the thousands of queries this page gets on the subject, we can safely say this is something on the minds of a lot of WWE fans.
To answer the question, Sasha Banks is a married woman.
On August 4, 2016, the WWE Superstar married her longtime partner, Sarath Ton (a/k/a Kid Mikaze). Like Banks, Ton works for WWE, but as a costume maker (according to his Twitter account).
While it was known that the two had gotten engaged, fans were still taken surprise by the news.
The day after the two tied the knot, this photo from the reception leaked online. Since Banks and Ton are private about their relationship, the wedding was kept quiet by the couple.
So who is Sasha’s husband? Here are six things you should know about him.
Have you ever wondered who creates the increasingly shiny and elaborate outfits worn by the WWE Superstars?
For years, many of the costumes you saw on television came from a woman named Sandra Gray. After the veteran seamstress and designer retired in 2015, WWE hired Sarath Ton to create a wardrobe for its cast of colorful characters.
While wrestling for various independent promotions in the New England area, Ton drew attention for his elaborate, self-designed outfits and began getting requests for gear from fellow wrestlers, including Sasha Banks. When she joined WWE, he began getting requests from some of the women.
“I’ve done Summer Rae‘s gear, and I did Paige‘s purple gear that she debuted in,” he said in this mini-documentary talking about his work.
While his work will live forever in action figure form, it also captured the heart of Sasha.
“Probably the most lasting relationship I made because of my work is Sasha Banks,” he said in the 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.”
Her look is unique from head to toe with money sign medallions, thick decorative chains, cool blinder shades, dark armbands, blue painted nails, purple-red hair, more specially designed jewelry, and lots of “The Boss” — “Boss” T-Shirt (“Legit Boss” in red or black), multi-finger-wide “Boss” rings, “Boss” necklace, and even a gold banded “Boss” stamper to sign autographs “The Boss” way.
“I’ve always known that I wanted to be different. I wanted to stand out,” Banks explained in an interview with the Miami Herald in April 2015, “so my gear is very elaborate, very blingy, very loud because I want people to notice me, want to look like me. “The Boss” necklace, the ring. I want everything big.”
With Banks as one of his clients, Ton is the finisher behind her big wardrobe inspirations.
“I haven’t been able to pick out what colors I wanted or scheme,” Banks said. “I just had him do it because now he 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.”
Prior to joining WWE in 2015 as a costume designer, Sarath Ton racked up an impressive body of work as a high-flying independent wrestler named Kid Mikaze (or Mikaze for short). With stops in Ring of Honor (ROH), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and even WWE, he built up the sort of résumé that grabs attention.
After making his wrestling debut in September 2001 for Powerhouse Wrestling in Barre, Massachusetts, Mikaze would go on to have a 14-year career primarily competing for various independent promotions in the New England area. He achieved his greatest success in Massachusetts-based Chaotic Wrestling, where he captured the promotion’s primary title, the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, on September 9, 2011.
The most authoritative voice on his career comes from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, who ranked Mikaze twice in the annual PWI 500; No. 383 in 2007 and No. 432 in 2010. The magazine summed up those points of his career quite nicely with the following.
New England independent has achieved his greatest success in Massachusetts-based Chaotic Wrestling … Won the Chaotic tag team title with Jason Blade in October 2006 … Lost them to Max Bauer and Alex Arion the following March … Failed in bid to unseat Chaotic heavyweight champion Brian Milonas in their April title bout … Currently reigns as the Defiant Pro Wrestling cruiserweight champion, and made his first successful defense of the title over Frankie Arion in April … His reverse shooting star press has been dubbed the “Perfect Weapon,” an apt name for such an incredible move.
“The American Sasuke” is a three-time former tag team champion in Chaotic Wrestling … Competed in the 2009 ECWA Super 8 tournament, losing to Quiet Storm in the first round … Blends martial arts strikes and counters with daredevil aerial attacks … Had a heated feud with former partner Brian Fury when Fury suspected Mikaze was being recruited by rulebreaking manager Sean Gorman … Popular competitor almost always hides the bottom half of his face under a bandana in ninja style.
Not mentioned is his brief stint in ROH in late 2005 and early 2006, where he was primarily used to put over the promotion’s top talent. He wrestled Chris Hero, Homicide, The Briscoe Brothers, Ricky Reyes, Necro Butcher and Jimmy Yang, among others.
Late in his career, Mikaze wrestled one time for TNA. On February 15, 2015, the promotion held One Night Only: X-Travaganza 3, an X Division-themed pay-per-view event. In a singles contest to qualify for the Ultimate X Match held later that night, he lost to DJ Z in under seven minutes.
As is the case with most wrestlers, his most high-profile matches took place inside a WWE ring. We’ll get into those later.
Not too many people wrestle their spouse, but then again, Sasha Banks and Sarath Ton aren’t like most people.
The road to WWE begins somewhere and in the case of “The Boss,” she got her start wrestling for various independent promotions in New England under the name Mercedes KV. While Banks mostly wrestled women, she would take on men from time to time.
Early on in her career, she teamed with Nikki Roxx, who competed under the name Roxxi in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). At a Chaotic Wrestling event on October 1, 2010, the tandem faced Alexxis Nevaeh and Danny E in a losing effort. The future WWE Superstar also faced Danny E one-on-one in two separate contests, losing both times (on October 22 and November 13, 2010).
Banks continued to wrestle men up until her arrival to WWE in 2012. On February 18, 2012 in North Andover, Massachusetts, she wrestled her future husband in a four-way match for Beyond Wrestling.
Even with her tremendous success in WWE, Banks would not mind the opportunity to wrestle men again.
During an interview with Rolling Stone hyping her match against Charlotte and Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 32, Banks got asked, “With so many male wrestlers hurt, maybe it’s time to seriously explore more intergender angles?”
“I definitely agree with that,” she responded. “I just think it takes time. I went from two-minute matches when I started with NXT to eight, to 10, to 12. I definitely think after this match at WrestleMania, we’re gonna be given more opportunities like that. Not only will we show it, we’re gonna demand it.”
It is the dream of many wrestlers to step foot inside a WWE ring and Sarath Ton can always say that he did. Unfortunately, he ran into the man known as Ryback in his one and only match in front of a WWE crowd.
When Ryback marches into an arena, there’s only one certainty for his opponents – destruction. It was no different for Ton, who took on the machinelike WWE Superstar on Raw SuperShow on June 11, 2012.
Wrestling under the name Rutherford “P.S.” Hayes, Ton teamed up with fellow local competitor Willard Fillmore against the hulking grappler in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. While making their entrance to the ring, the duo took the opportunity to let Ryback know what he was in for.
Fillmore exclaimed, “Unlike the schnooks that you faced in the past, we are not gonna wait for you! You are gonna wait for us!
Hayes then said, “That’s because we are the commander-in-chiefs! Willard Fillmore! Rutherford “P.S” Hayes! We’re gonna send you packing out of Hartford faster than the Whalers!
In a dominating show of force, Ryback quickly decimated Fillmore and Hayes. After the carnage, the ruthless WWE Superstar declared: “Feed me more! Feed me more! Feed me more!”
In his one and only match inside an NXT ring, Sarath Ton had an unfortunate injury scare.
On May 21, 2015, at a WWE NXT taping in Winter Park, Florida, Ton partnered with Jason Jordan in a tag team match against Aiden English and Simon Gotch (collectively known as The Vaudevillains). Things got scary midway through the contest when English booted Ton in the head as he bounced off the ring ropes.
The wrestler who was injured at the tapings was Sasha Banks’ boyfriend, who was debuting. He got legit injured when Aiden English came off the ropes with a boot to the side of his head. Aiden picked him up and he was limp. They tried their double team moves on him, but the ref called them off and stopped the match. He lay there for about five minutes before finally getting up on his own. The crowd was quiet during most of this.
While the injury appeared serious, Ton later claimed he was fine.
“Just a heads up y’all. Got knocked loopy at the tapings on Thursday, but I’m fine now.” he wrote two days later on Twitter. “Thank you for the well wishes #donttrythisathome.”
Sadly, it may have been his last match as he has not wrestled since that night.
“The Boss” appeared on Making Their Way To The Ring with Lilian Garcia in March 2017 and spilled the beans on her marriage when the former WWE ring announcer asked about the wedding.
“OK, you know what? Yes. I’ll tell you. You’re the first one I’ve admitted it to. I am married. I just hide it because our fans are so crazy sometimes, you know?” Banks said.
“Fans are just so crazy. I see what they write to him on Twitter, and I don’t like that stuff. If you’re saying he’s ugly, or he shouldn’t be with me because of this or that. That hurts me.”
Banks also commented on fans who are upset about not getting a chance to woo her themselves, saying they wouldn’t have stood a chance anyway.