September 28, 2020

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MIA YIM

Stephanie Yim Bell is a 31-year-old professional wrestler from California. She is currently signed to WWE and performs on the NXT brand under the ring name, Mia Yim.

Growing up, Bell was a huge professional wrestling fan and she began her training at a wrestling school in Virginia while attending college. She made her in-ring debut on August 22, 2009, under the ring name, Mia Yim, for an independent promotion in Virginia.

She initially worked primarily for Virginia independent wrestling promotions but soon started accepting bookings for Jersey All Pro Wrestling. After graduating from college, Yim received an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan with Universal Woman’s Pro Wrestling Reina in 2011.

During her early years in wrestling, she also worked for the International Wrestling Cartel, Real Championship Wrestling, Northeast Wrestling, and Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW).

Before wrestling for WWE, Mia Yim worked for promotions like Combat Zone Wrestling, Shine Wrestling, Shimmer Women Athletes, Full Impact Pro, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling. She held various championship titles for these promotions including DDT Pro Wrestling’s Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, Shine Wrestling’s Shine Championship and Shine Tag Team Championship and the TCW Women’s Championship.

In 2017, Yim entered the WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournament and eliminated Sarah Logan in the first round but was eliminated by Shayna Baszler in the second. The following year, she entered the Mae Young Classic again and made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Toni Storm.

Mia Yim’s performance at the 2018 Mae Young Classic impressed WWE and she was signed to the company in September 2018. Yim made her NXT in-ring debut on October 24, 2018, and defeated Aliyah. Since then, Yim has fought in various NXT events and matches feuding with Dakota Kai, Shayna Baszler, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae.

Most recently, on June 7 2020, at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Yim teamed with Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart and defeated Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae in a 6-woman tag team match.

Mia Yim

Stats

Birth name: Stephanie Yim Bell
Born: April 16, 1989, Fontana, California, USA
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 132 lb (60 kg)
Ring name(s): Jade, Mia Yim, Princess Mia
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing Move(s): Seoul Food

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Big Time Wrestling
    • BTW Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling
    • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
  • Florida Underground Wrestling
    • NWA FUW Women’s Championship (1 time, inaugural)
  • Shine Wrestling
    • Shine Championship (1 time)
    • Shine Tag Team Championship (1 time)
    • Shine Tag Team Title Tournament (2014)
  • Tidal Championship Wrestling
    • TCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • TNA Knockouts Championship (1 time)
  • Queen of the Knockouts (2016)
    • TNA World Cup (2016)
  • Southside Wrestling
    • Queen of Southside Championship (1 time)