Legendary wrestler Sarah Lee tragically passed away at the age of 30, her family confirmed in a social media post on Thursday, and greetings flocked to her.
Pamela Rose Martinez, who plays under the ring name, Bayley, was spotted on WWE wearing a ribbon that read “Sarah” on it. Honoring the late star.
Professional wrestler Adrienne Palmer, who uses the ring name Athena, also paid tribute to Sarah during a match, looking at her and guiding her.
“This was for you, Sarah Lee.” Posted in Tweet. “I miss you!”
GoFundMe donations created for the star reached over $100,000 in donations, exceeding its $20,000 goal.
The cause of death of the winner of this power is still unknown.
Read Sara Lee’s blog for more updates…
Nikki Ash’s passionate salute
WWE wrestler Nikki Ash chirp Lovely tribute to Sarah, as she wrote: “You have been good in many ways.
“You loved your family and friends very much. You were very giving, warm and selfless.
“you made me laugh.
“No matter how long we’ve been without seeing each other, we’ll always go from where we left. I love you Sarah.”
Who is Westin Blake?
Westin Blake, real name Cory Weston, is best known for his time in WWE, singing under the ring name Wesley Blake as part of the Forgotten Sons faction.
He is a former NXT tag team champion and has appeared on WWE’s SmackDown Live multiple times.
However, it was part of the massive staff cuts made amid the Covid pandemic and was released by WWE in April 2021.
Rise to fame
Sarah rose to fame in the 2015/2016 season of the reality TV show Tough Enough.
The participants had to take part in professional wrestling training and compete for a contract with WWE, which went to the winner of the show.
After Sarah won and received the contract from WWE President Triple H, she joined the WWE NXT development brand and worked on a number of live events.
However, the company released her only months later.
Chelsea Green remembers Sarah
Former WWE star Chelsea Green has posted pics reminiscent of Sarah Lee after her untimely death.
The wrestler says she will always remember Sarah as “laughing, smiling, carefree.”
My hometown area 23 years ago
In May of 2020, when flooding occurred in Midland County, Michigan, Sarah tweeted in response:
“I never thought I’d see this happen…
“My hometown area for 23 years before moving to FL is now devastated…”
The Tough Enough winner was born and raised in Hope Township, Michigan, according to WWE.
WWE Superstar Sends Prayers
On Twitter, WWE star Sonya Deville shared “a very broken heart, life is too short” in regards to Sarah’s death.
Sarah was amazing
Sending love and prayers to her family and loved ones.
Sarah Lee posted several photos of her in the gym on Instagram.
One post shows that she is working out with her daughter, Piper, near her.
In the same post, Sarah was seen feeding Piper.
She included the hashtag “#Momlife” in the caption.
“This amazing man deserves recognition”
In May of 2018, Sarah Lee posted a photo on Instagram of husband, Westin Blake, enjoying time with one of their children.
Sarah captioned the photo, “I know he doesn’t like being too personal and I don’t, but this amazing man deserves recognition and credit for his father and husband skills
“What an amazing person inside and out… I love you he smells so bad..
“Forever grateful to you for making me a better person than me.. @thewweblake #mybetterhalf #hunkyhouse”
Sarah Lee gave birth to her first child in May 2017
Sarah married her former WWE co-worker Westin Blake, real name Cory Weston, in December 2017.
Earlier that year, she gave birth to her first child, an infant, in May.
Sarah wrote in a 2017 Instagram caption: “My first #mother as a mom was awesome..spent with great friends, taking naps, delicious food…”.
Her mother wrote: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Sarah Weston has become with Jesus.
We are all in shock and the arrangements are not perfect. We ask that you let our family grieve respectfully.
“We all need to pray, especially Cory and her kids.”
Former WWE Superstar Shares Tribute
Wrestling star Ryback said he was “very sorry” to hear of Sarah’s death.
“Positive thoughts for her family and friends.”
strong enough hero
In June 2015, Sarah Lee was announced as one of the 13 finalists for the sixth season of Tough Enough.
Having been on the chopping stage five times throughout the competition, Sarah was chosen by fans as one of the winners alongside Joshua Bredl.
The win earned her a one-year contract with WWE worth $250,000.
What is Tough Enough?
WWE Tough Enough is a reality television show where contestants compete for a contract with WWE.
On the show, 13 wrestlers live and train together for a chance to become the next WWE Superstar.
“This was for Sarah Lee”
In a touching tribute to her friend, professional wrestler Athena shared a photo of her pointing up during one of her recent matches.
“This was for Sarah Lee,” she wrote in a tweet.
“I miss you!”
WWE Referee posts touching tribute
WWE Referee Eddie Oringo posted touching Greetings to Twitter for Sarah Lee.
He said, “It would be nicer to call him a friend. Rest in peace, Sarah.”
To Cory, Piper, Brady, and Case, I love you and will be here for you forever.”
Sarah Lee is survived by her children, husband and family
Sarah Lee met Corey Westin in 2015 and they later married in 2017.
They have three children together, daughter Piper born in 2017, and son Brady born in 2019.
The couple welcomed their third child in 2021.
Twitter user praises the wrestling community
Twitter user @Kng0fTheN0rth took to the social network to praise the wrestling community for bringing them together to donate.
Sarah’s wrestling career
Although Sarah Lee has wrestled for a year, she has only participated in nine matches.
Of those nine, she won five.
Before jumping into the ring, Sarah was engaged in weightlifting.
When Sarah and Westin started talking
Westin said he and Sarah started talking at the NXT Combine.
“We were doing some weight room tests. We did rowing and I did a lot where I vomited.
“I was in the weight room, my head over a trash can as the girls were about to start, and it was a great first impression [laughs].
“She was so cute that later that night she texted me on Twitter saying ‘Hey, I hope you’re feeling better.’ And from there I just took off.”
Inside Sarah Lee and Westin Blake’s relationship
Sarah Lee met the love of her life – Wesley Blake, better known by his ring name Westin to fans, in 2015.
Westin first set his eyes on his future wife, when she was optimistic about Tough Enough – vying for a deal with WWE.
On his podcast, Insight, Chris Van Vliet told him: “When he was coming out Tough Enough I was going to a friend’s apartment and we were watching him.
“I will never forget when they announced 11 people was enough.
When Sarah came across the screen, I said to the men, ‘I don’t know what she is, but I think she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on.
GoFundMe Page Created
A fundraising page for Sarah’s family was created by wrestler Paul James, which reads: “As her loving husband, Corey, picks up the pieces and continues to raise his three children, the last thing anyone in this position wants to worry about is money, funeral payments, and all that comes with it.” .
“The wrestling community has always been one united in the wake of tragedy and this is no different.
“Every penny collected from this will go directly to Cory and the children.”
As of Monday evening, more than $101,500 had been donated to GoFundMe.
Notable names have contributed to GoFundMe, notably Tony Khan, owner of the wrestling company AEW. Donate $10,000 to the cause.
Married and has children
In 2017, Westin and Sara said ‘I do’ at a private party in Titusville Florida.
The shy bride looked beautiful in traditional white, while the groom added pizza to the proceedings with a pink bow tie.
Their smiles on their wedding day showed the happiness and love they had.
It was a feeling Sarah made sure everyone knew in a Twitter post on their second wedding anniversary when the couple laughed in unison.
She called Westin “the love of her life”, adding, “Thank you for making me laugh like this every day. I love you so much!!”
They had three children together – Piper, five, Brady, three, and another son in 2021.
Bayley honors Sarah
WWE star Bayley, real name Pamela Rose Martinez, paid her respects to her late friend during her last match.
At WWE’s Extreme Rules this weekend, the wrestler tweeted an image showing that she wore Sarah’s name on her ring.
Fans mourn the wrestler
As the heartbreaking news spread on the internet, tribute soon began pouring in.
One fan wrote: “She had the sweetest soul,” while another tweeted: “This is heartbreaking. Hope Wesley Blake and family are doing well. Prayers for them all.”
Another fan commented, “RIP Sara Lee. All this news is impossibly sad, sending all the love I can to those close to her.”
One former viewer said, “Previous winner Sarah Lee has died enough?! I remember rooting for her and was really happy when she won. Damn. Rest in peace.”
AEW star pays respect
Wrestler Brandi Rhodes paid her respects to Sarah on Twitter, even though the two stars never crossed roads.
“I’ve never met Sarah Lee, but she always had such a sweet energy,” Brandi wrote.
“My heart goes out to her family and friends.
“It doesn’t make sense sometimes.”