Sasha Banks has been called the Michael Jordan of wrestling and her husband and designer Sarath Ton (aka Mikaze) couldn't agree more.
Mikaze does the gear for Banks and he wants to make sure he's always coming up with something fresh and new for the former SmackDown Women's Champion. In fact, Mikaze sees her gear the same way people see the release of new Jordan shoes.
"Sasha, sometimes she just has a color she wants to use and I go in there and change it up a little and find complementary colors that go with it. The way I would treat her gear is like Jordan releases. Jordan 12 comes out and throughout the year, you'll see different colorways dropping. Next year, Jordan 13. That's how I treat her gear. We keep the same design throughout the year and then do different colorways. Then, right around Mania or after Mania, we'll change up the design," he told Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions.
Mikaze went on to say that Sasha is very visual with her gear and she needs to see something to show what it looks like.
While the two are often on the same page, there was one time where Sasha wasn't thrilled with what her husband produced.
"Nine out of ten times, we're usually on the same page. There was one time where I got reamed out by her. It's one of my favorite sets, but she hates it so much. [It was] navy green and yellow for Money in the Bank 2018. She really wanted to do something royal for that. We ordered this fabric and get it all set. The fabric came in and it did not look like the way we needed it to. I had a week left and had to go with what was on my shelf. I put something together and I love it because it looked so good on her skin tone and pops so well, but it wasn't what she wanted. I heard about it for a long time. She never wore it again," he recalled.
Mikaze mentioned on Oral Sessions that Sasha's gear at MITB 2018 is one of the few times she wasn't happy with her look and never wore it again. pic.twitter.com/L6ebPLsc4B— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) April 22, 2021
Banks headlined WrestleMania 37 against Bianca Belair, losing the SmackDown Women's Title to the "EST of WWE."
While Mikaze doesn't have a presence on WWE television, he is often on-screen in the UpUpDownDown Universe and was the first-ever UUDD Champion.
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