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Sara Lee (wrestler)

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Birth name
Sara Ann Lee

Ring name(s)
HopeSara Lee

August 25, 2015

Billed weight
56.7 kg

Terri Lee, Bob Lee

Billed height
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

1.68 m

Billed from
Hope Township

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June 7, 1992 (age 24)Hope Township, Michigan, U.S. (

Trained by
Josh Bredl, Mandy Rose, Wesley Blake, Alicia Fox, Alexa Bliss


Sara Ann Lee (June 7, 1992 – October 5, 2022) was an American television personality and professional wrestler, best known her time in the American promotion WWE between 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Lee was the female winner of the sixth season of the WWE competition Tough Enough, earning a one-year contract with WWE.


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Early life

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Lee was born and raised in Hope Township, Michigan. She spent time in competitive powerlifting. She graduated from Meridian High School in 2010, and went on to study diagnostic medical sonography at Delta College in Bay City, Michigan.

WWE (2015–2016)

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In June 2015, Lee was announced as one of the thirteen finalists for the sixth season of the WWE competition Tough Enough. After being at risk of elimination five times throughout the course of the competition, on August 25, Lee was chosen by fan vote as one of the winners, along with Josh Bredl, earning a $250,000 one-year contract with WWE. During the final, Lee adopted the ring name Hope, and lost a singles match to Alicia Fox.

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In September, Lee was assigned to WWE's developmental territory NXT, based at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, to begin training. Returning to her real name, Lee made her first appearance for NXT at a live event on January 16, 2016, where she delivered a heel promo. She made her in-ring debut at the January 30 live event during a six-Diva tag team match, which also involved fellow Tough Enough competitor Mandy Rose. On October 2, 2016, it was reported that Lee had been released from her WWE contract two days prior.

Personal life

Lee resides in Orlando, Florida.

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In October 2016, on the same day as her release from the WWE, it was announced that WWE wrestler Wesley Blake and Lee were expecting their first child together.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Cross armbreaker, sometimes preceded by a Russian legsweep
  • Signature moves
  • Heart punch
  • Multiple shoot kicks, to a cornered opponent
  • Shoulder block
  • Schoolgirl
  • Entrance themes
  • "Rockin' Roll Model" by Twirl (NXT; 2016)
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • WWE
  • Tough Enough VI – with Josh Bredl

  • Death

    Lee died on October 5, 2022, at the age of 30. Her cause of death was not made publicly available. Her former WWE colleague Bull James organized a memorial fund dedicated to her memory.


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