10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mia Yim

Mia Yim

Mia Yim (also known as ‘Jade’ in among those in professional wrestling and fans of the sport) came onto the professional wrestling scene in August of 2009, working in the state of Virgina for independent wrestling promotions. That was ten years ago, and since then she has worked for several promotions, including Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, Shine Wrestling, and Shimmer Women Athletes. She is currently signed with WWE on their NXT development project

A fan of professional wrestling since childhood, Yim left home for formal training at the age of eighteen, which she endured simultaneously with college courses. Jersey All-Pro Wrestling was her first gig with a formal promotion, , and it provided her with bigger wrestling opportunities. She was able to face wrestlers such as Brittany Force and Annie Social. She also became acquainted with wrestler Daizee Haze during this time, and through her Mia took on more training at the Ring of Honor Wrestling Academy while working for their promotion company by the same name. After her days in college and in training, she was formally invited to train in Japan under the tutelage of Universal Woman’s Pro Wrestling Reina. She was also fortunate enough to learn Mexican lucha libre,

Those were Mia Yim’s early days. Today she is back with WWE (since 2018), which she achieved by entering the Mae Young Classic; it was her second entry. She has continued to wrestle for them in many competitions, and has maintained a fair win/loss average that is impressive, to say the least. This woman has had to work her way up in a sport that was dominated by men for decades. Her stamina and determination, paired with her love for the sport and hard work, has helped her to overcome the obstacles that stood in her way.

However, we could get to know Mia Yim better as a person if we cover some fact about her personal life. After all, beneath the hard-pounding glitz and glamour of her professional life, a human being remains. Here we have given you a list of ten Mia Yim facts we can bet you didn’t know. You’ll be surprised at what a normal life this woman has led. So read on the discover Mia behind the matches; if you are any kind of wrestling fan, this is some information you’ll love.

1. Early Life and Education

Born Stephanie Yim Bell in Fontana, California, Mia was born April 16, 1989, which makes her a Taurus. She was raised by her Korean-born mother and African-American father. As a youngster she played volleyball for her school, James Madison High, located in Vienna, Virginia. After graduation, Yim enrolled at Marymount University, where she majored in information technology; she received a volleyball scholarship from Marymount, enabling her to attend. She played volleyball for Marymount until her graduation.

2. Zodiac Sign and Personality Traits

Mia was born April 16, which makes her a Taurus. Taurus women are independent, somewhat introverted, loyal, and exhibit much emotional strength. They also tend to have quick tempers and be a bit tomboyish.They can be mean, as well, and while they are very endearing when kind and patient, when the meanness comes out it is like a storm.

3. What is her relationship status?

As of this date, Mia Yim is single and not in a serious relationship or otherwise, and she is not married. As for children, she has none; her career is very busy and she would not be able to devote the time and energy and attention needed to a growing child. But that is not to say she never will. As for her sexual orientation, we know that Mia is an avid supporter of LGBTQ rights and celebrations, but does that mean she’s gay? Well, while she has technically not come out of the closet, there are man who know her who say that they’re willing to be she is…it’s just a matter of time before the closet door swings open. To date, Yim has neither denied or confirmed these suspicions.

4. What Did Daddy Do?

When she was growing up, Mia’s father was in the military, and then joined the FBI. When asked what it was like growing up with an FBI father, Mia said that her parents, especially her father, were strict. Because danger of retribution from criminals was a very real threat, Mia and her siblings were not able to tell anyone what her father’s job was. When the family moved to DC her father became even more strict, mostly toward the boys, since they were getting older. Her father also became very active in the Missing & Exploited Children’s Unit while he was in DC, so when it came to she and her siblings on-line activities, her father watched them all like a hawk, but it was all for the best.

5. What Will She Do After Retiring From Wrestling?

According to Yim, retirement is a bit of a way off, but since time passes quickly she does have a plan. She has always been skilled when it came to information technology, coding, and the like. After all, she did graduate from Marymount College with a degree I IT, right? So, when wrestling has brought her to the end of its line in her life, Yim intends to fall back on what she first planned to do: Info Tech. This, my young friends, is exactly why you go to school BEFORE chasing your dreams.

6. Domestic Violence Survivor

Yes, Mia is a survivor of domestic violence. In an interview with Brian Pacheco for Nylag.org about the abuse she endured and the message she spreads to other survivors. When Pacheco asked her about the legal challenges survivors of domestic violence face, Mia replied that, because she was afraid to have the legal system involved, she didn’t report the attacks at first. She hoped things would get better, but they only got worse. She finally filed for an order of police protection, which is one step toward stopping abuse in your life. Mia went on to say that ‘he said, she said’ situations are always difficult, plus she knew that the bruises she had could be explained away by wrestling. Fortunately for her, the police believed her, and she was spared the struggle of have to battle even harder. The things she tells survivors most often? Do not remain silent about the abuse, because ‘silence is the abusers biggest weapon’.

7. Social Media

Mia is fairly active on social media, with active accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are a fan of Mia’s and would like to begin following one or more of her accounts, feel free to look her up at the following addresses: On Instagram: @miayimoffical; on Facebook Mia can be found on her page ‘Official Mia Yim’, and on Twitter you can look her up at @miayim. Don’t hesitate to follow her. Fans of her sport can keep up on all of Mia Yim’s latest and greatest information.

8. Net Worth

Mia has been in the business for a while, so we can be confident that she isn’t broke. No, far from it. The truth of the matter is that for 2019 Mia has an estimated net worth of between $1million and $5 million (approximation), according to TrendCelebSnow.com.

9. BBC and Mia Yim

In 2016, Mia was included in BBC’s Top 100 Women. What is the BBC Top 100 Women? It is a series done in multiple formats that takes a close look at the women of the 21st century and their roles in our modern society. On the 2016 list Mia was mentioned as Stephanie Yim Bell, otherwise known as ‘Jade’, she is from America, and she is a Korean-American professional wrestler.

10. Retirement?

According to 444mania, Mia would have been ready to retire this year, had she not opted to sign with WWE. It seems that the female wrestler posted a tweet that stated simply that if she hadn’t signed to WWE by the time she turned thirty (this year) she would retire. Well, her WWE contract was signed in September and made her debut in October, so she was basically save from retirement by the skin of her teeth. Thus far, no further mention of future retirement has been made since, so we expect she simply plans to go with the flow.

Mia Yim (Jade, Stephanie Bell) is an incredible woman of strength and versatility. Her love for wrestling, along with her determination and drive have made her the star she is today, and those things continue to take her where she is going. She is also a role model to people everywhere who have suffered domestic violence at the hand of someone they love. She proves that getting free and living a full, productive life is more than possible, it is within the grasp of each and every one of us. Thanks, Mia, for teaching us great lessons and giving us someone to look up to!

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