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2015 Tough Enough Winner Sara Lee Passes Away, GoFundMe Set Up, WWE Comments

October 6, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Sara Lee WWE Tough Enough Image Credit: WWE

UPDATE 2: WWE has issued a statement following the passing of 2015 Tough Enough winner Sara Lee today. The company posted to Twitter to acknowledge Lee’s passing, writing:

“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.”

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been launched to assist the family of Tough Enough winner Sara Lee following her passing. The GoFundMe was launched today to benefit Lee’s husband Cory “Wesley Blake” Weston and their children; you can check it out here.

The campaign has already garnered $11,032 as of this writing, with top donations from the likes of Elias, referee Shawn Bennett, Adam “Braun Strowman” Scherr, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Cody Rhodes, Matt Cardona/Chelsea Green, and Nattie Neidhart.

ORIGINAL: Sara Lee, the winner of the 2015 run of Tough Enough, has passed away. Lee’s mother Terri posted to her Facebook account on Thursday to announce that Lee had passed, as you can see below. She was 30 years old.

Lee, legal name Sara Ann Weston, competed in the 2015 season of the show which was its most recent run. A former competitive powerlifter, she entered Tough Enough with no wrestling experience but proved to be very popular with viewers and made it past the other 12 competitors — including the likes of current and former WWE stars Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Chelsea Green, and Patrick “Velveteeen Dream” Clark — to be named co-winner alongside Joshua “Bronson Matthews” Bredl. She had one televised match on the show against Alicia Fox. Following the competition, she trained with WWE and began working live events, through she never debuted on NXT TV.

Lee was released from WWE at the end of September 2016 once her one-year contract expired. She continued to train, though she did not work for any other companies. She married Wesley Blake of the Forgotten Sons in December of 2017; they had two childrenm together.

On behalf of 411, our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Lee.

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