Keith Lee and Mia Yim both received their WWE releases on the same day. It didn’t take long for Mia and Keith to find new homes in wrestling. Yim signed with Impact Wrestling in May and Keith joined AEW in February. Many fans assumed they would wind up in the same place.

Mia and Keith got married in February of this year. The two are one of wrestling’s most notable couples. It would make sense for them to want to travel together like Adam Cole and Britt Baker.

Every couple is different, though. Mia Yim explained her reason for not following Keith Lee to AEW in an interview with Metro. She said she prefers to keep their professional lives separate.

“Ever since we started dating, it was like, ‘I never wanted to take his moves,’ we never wanted to be a tag team, we wanted to be our own separate brands.

Sometimes we’ll do mixed tags or whatever and do things together, but we didn’t wanna be known just for that. We established very early on that we were own brand, we didn’t have to always stay together.

I always get asked, ‘Why didn’t you go with Keith?’ It’s like, because I’m my own person and I wanna do what I wanna do, you know? [laughs] So, as long as we support each other with whatever it is, we don’t always have to be together! Nothing bad to say about AEW but I’m just like, ‘Babe, that is your realm, go and kill it over there. That is your home.’ He was super supportive of me going back to IMPACT.”

Things are working out well for Mia Yim with Impact. She is scheduled to compete in the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match at the upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view. Mia could walk out as the new Knockouts Champion.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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