Sara Lee (1992-2022) was an American powerlifter, professional wrestler, and television personality. She made headlines on 25 August 2015 when she appeared as the winner of the American professional wrestling reality television show “Tough Enough” on USA Network. Sara died on 6 October 2022, and the cause for her death has not been disclosed.
Sara Ann Lee or Sarah Weston was born on Sunday, 7 June 1992 (age 30 years; at the time of death) in Hope Township, Michigan, United States. Her zodiac sign was Gemini. In 2010, Sara completed her schooling at Meridian High School in Sanford, Michigan. Sara attended Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. She enrolled herself at Delta College in Bay City, Michigan to study diagnostic medical sonography.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight: 57 kg
Hair Colour: Light Brown with Blonde highlights
Eye Colour: Turquoise
Figure Measurement (approx.): 33-26-34
Sara Lee belongs to a Christian family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about Sara’s father.
Her mother’s name is Terri Lee.
Sara has an elder brother, Bobby, who is a police officer.
Husband & Children
On 30 December 2017, Sara married Cory James Weston, an American professional wrestler, who is well-known by his ring name Wesley Blake.
In an interview, Sara’s husband, Wesley Blake, revealed how he met his wife and said,
We met at the Performance Center. When Tough Enough was coming out I used to go to a friend’s apartment and we used to watch it. I will never forget when they announced the 11 Tough Enough people. When Sarah came across the screen, I said to the guys, ‘I don’t know what it is, but I think she is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on.’ It was crazy, this was before the show was even a thing. Just by fate, she ends up winning it. I was super proud of her. When you are that beautiful inside and out, it shows through the camera. I think that was what helped her win. We started talking at the NXT Combine. We were doing some weight room testing. We did the rower and I did so much that I threw up. I was in the weight room, head over a trash can as the girls were about to start, great first impression. She was so sweet that later on that night she messaged me on Twitter saying ‘Hey I hope you feel better.’ And from there it just took off.”
Together they have one daughter and two sons. Sara’s daughter, Piper Weston, was born on 1 May 2017 followed by Brady, who was born on 27 February 2019, and their second son, who was born on 7 September 2021.
Sara’s grandmother’s name is Carol Newcomb.
While studying in college, Sara practised competitive powerlifting. In August 2015, she participated in season 6 of the American professional wrestling reality television show Tough Enough on USA Network, and she emerged as the winner of the show. Sara earned prize money of $250,000 and a one-year contract with WWE. Tough Enough, which was produced by WWE, was a wrestling competition, wherein 13 contestants (6 females and 7 males) competed against each other in a series of challenges.
Sara, during the final wrestling match of Tough Enough, competed against Alicia Fox, a former American professional wrestler. After winning the competition, Sara received professional wrestling training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. She made her in-ring debut on 30 January 2016 at a live event during a six-diva tag team match, for WWE NXT, which is an American professional wrestling television program. In 2016, she competed in eight live matches on the show WWE NXT.
Sara, after announcing her first pregnancy, was released from her one-year contract with WWE on 30 September 2016, and she later chose to wrestle on the independent circuit.
Sara won an award for being first in weight class and best overall junior women’s lifter at ABBRx Natural and Fit Day in March 2015.
Sara, two days prior to her death, revealed through an Instagram post that she suffered from a sinus infection.
The cause of her death has not been disclosed. Her mother, Teri Lee, posted on her Facebook account, which read,
It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus. We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete. We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn. We all need prayers, especially Cory and her children.”
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee. As a former “Tough Enough” winner, Lee served as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world. WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/jtjjnG52n7
— WWE (@WWE) October 7, 2022
- Rock Band: My Chemical Romance (an American rock band)
- Musician: Billie Joe Armstrong (an American musician)
- WWE Wrestler: Saraya Jade Bevis (known by the ring name, Paige)
- In 2015, Sara, during the final match in the Tough Enough competition, adopted the ring name, Hope, which was dedicated to her hometown, Hope Township.
- Sara was selected among 11,000 people, who had sent their audition clips for selection in the Tough Enough wrestling competition.
- Reportedly, the reason behind dropping the WWE contract with Sara was not her first pregnancy, but her disappointing performance in the matches.
- Bull James, one of Sara’s friends and a professional wrestler, organized a “GoFundMe,” a funding event, to help Sara’s husband, Wesley Blake, and her family members, cope with their financial needs.
- Sara was often spotted drinking alcoholic beverages on various occasions.