Stephanie Hym Bell is a 32-year-old professional wrestler from California. She is currently signed to WWE and performs on Friday Night SmackDown under the ring name, “RECKONING.”
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.
Initially, she worked primarily for the Virginia independent wrestling promotions but soon started accepting bookings for Jersey All Pro Wrestling. After graduating from college, she received an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan with Universal Woman’s Pro Wrestling Reina in 2011.
RECKONING’s Early Wrestling Career
During her early years in wrestling, Bell also worked for the International Wrestling Cartel, Real Championship Wrestling, Northeast Wrestling, and Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW).
Before wrestling for WWE, Bell 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, she 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.
Bell’s WWE Debut
Bell’s performance at the 2018 Mae Young Classic impressed WWE and she was signed to the company in September 2018. She made her NXT in-ring debut on October 24, 2018, and defeated Aliyah. Since then, she has fought in various NXT events and matches feuding with Dakota Kai, Shayna Baszler, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae.
At NXT TakeOver: In Your House in June 2020, Bell teamed with Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart and defeated Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae in a 6-woman tag team match.
Retribution (2020 – Present)
On the September 21, 2020 edition of RAW, several weeks after her last appearance on NXT, Bell turned heel in her main roster debut by revealing herself as a member of the villainous stable, Retribution. She also took on the ring name of RECKONING.
On April 19, 2021, Reckoning was reassigned to WWE’s SmackDown brand.
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)
- 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)