WWE NXT Star Mia Yim Speaks On Her Past In Intergender Wrestling
This Wednesday on NXT, we will see a second chance gauntlet match to get into a ladder match to name the next contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. One woman who you won’t find in that is Mia Yim, who already qualified after beating Dakota Kai for the chance on the March 11th episode of NXT. Yim has been one of the more exciting stars of the NXT Women’s division, and is one of the toughest around. Part of this can be attributed to her past on the independent circuit. She didn’t just face the women of wrestling, as Yim was one of the top intergender wrestlers in the world.
Mia Yim Faced Some Of The Top Male Stars Of NXT
During her time on the independent circuit, we would see Mia Yim in many huge matches, even facing the likes of NXT North American Champion Keith Lee, and NXT Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle on a few occasions. These matches proved her toughness, especially as when she proved to be the equal of Keith Lee. She spoke on these matches during an interview. ““My matches with Keith and Riddle were after I broke my leg, so I had low self-esteem, I had low confidence. So stepping in the ring with them and them pushing me to my limit or beyond what I thought was my limit really helped me mentally to get back into the mindset of, ‘Yeah, I can still do to this. I haven’t lost a step. I can still go.’ So, intergender matches to me, I feel like it’s a way for women to express themselves in the ring as athletes, if they’re willing to go that route. It’s my favorite.”
‘It’s Just Balls To Wall’
While those matches were clear highlights, Yim simply loved that style as a whole, despite it being a polarizing one. Many view the matches as something hard to believe, while others enjoy them. Yim spoke on why she liked this style in the same interview. “Intergender matches are probably some of my favorites, especially in the indies, because it’s just balls to the wall. It’s a style that is completely different than competing against another female, which some people are for it, others are against it. But it’s like your cup of tea: it either is or it isn’t.”
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