As the year 2017 comes to an end the Squared Circle Sirens teams will be highlighting different wrestlers from across the globe that we feel have made an impact over the past 365 days! Today we will be looking at Mia Yim!
Mia Yim kicked off 2017 with a bang competing against her bitter rival Rosemary in two of the best TNA Knockout matches in recent memory inside a cage and in a monsters ball match before leaving the promotion and spreading her win. Many were sad to see the former Knockouts Champion leave the promotion but if we’re being honest here it’s probably the best thing she could’ve done as she’s had a killer year on the independent circuit!
Alongside her Lucha Sister tag team partner, Leva Bates she made it to the finals of the Queens of Combat Tag Team tournament that saw Taeler Hendrix & Chelsea Green take the titles but not after a hard fought fight from The Lucha Sisters. Mia also managed to make a splash across the pond in the UK where she wrestled regularly for Southside Wrestling Entertainment which saw her do battle with the likes of Shanna, Kay Lee Ray, Nixon Newell, Saraya Knight, and even Toni Storm!
2017 also saw Mia Yim become the BTW Women’s Champion when she defeated champion Dementia D’Rose to win the title in California and get multiple title shots at SHIMMER where she faced off against Mount Tessa with Kay Lee Ray for the tag team titles and against Mercedes Martinez for the SHIMMER title after winning a number one contenders match against Kay Lee Ray. At SHIMMER she got to wrestle against one of her idols, the legendary Aja Kong in singles competition, checking one of her dream matches off her checklist.
Yim was one of the 32 women selected to compete in WWE’s first ever Mae Young Classic tournament that took place at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida over the Summer. She got through the first round after besting Sarah Logan in one of the best first-round matches before falling to Shayna Baszler in the second round after an impressive match after Shayna countered a 450 Splash into a rear naked chokehold.
Mia Yim took a big chance in 2017 leaving IMPACT Wrestling and it paid off big time. She had standout matches in TNA, The Mae Young Classic, and at SHIMMER among other promotions. With a documentary about her on the horizon, 2018 is only going to have more amazing things from Mia Yim and I personally can’t wait to see what she does in the new year!