Mia Yim had a lot of potential in WWE, especially seeing how she had a solid run in NXT. Unfortunately for her, that was all ruined after she was called up to the main roster. She was eventually released from WWE after the company had nothing for her following Retribution’s split. In fact, her passion for pro wrestling was reignited after her release.

Following a disastrous and forgettable run on the WWE main roster, Mia Yim was released by the company on November 4th of last year. She took break and then went back to the indie scene in order to regain her confidence as a professional wrestler.

After a brief stint in Impact Wrestling, Yim came back to WWE earlier this month. While speaking with CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri on SHAK Wrestling, Yim stated that her passion for the business was reignited after her WWE release.

“When that happened, it was very discouraging and disheartening. But it helped that me and my husband, we supported each other, and we had other things to focus on, like the wedding, and we just bought a house, so we were planning on moving right after the wedding. We were very occupied with real-life stuff. It kind of helped me through, and along with just focusing on that aspect, like wrestling kind of took a backseat. It made me realize wrestling isn’t everything. Life still goes on, and to focus on the people you love. I had to really evaluate if I wanted to continue to wrestle because I wasn’t sure if I did. So thankfully I was able to reignite my love for wrestling with the friends of Gail [Kim], Scott [D’Amore], Gisele, being surrounded by great people and being able to go out and kill it, and have that support. At that moment, it was very much like, not only was I not sure if I wanted to do it, but I felt like maybe my time was up, like I’m not as good as I was five, ten years ago. So maybe it’s just time to hang it up,


So I just needed to find myself in wrestling and see if I could still go with all these new talent, but also the talent that are killing it now, like can I keep up with them? I was able to, and coming back, it was like, ‘Let’s go.’ I have such high respect for Triple H and what he’s done for NXT that I was like I’m ready to go. When I was told, ‘Hey, the boys want you, think they think you could help them out,’ and the fact that I knew them months prior, and AJ years prior, it’s like hell yeah, let’s go. So it was nice to come back to everybody just welcoming.”

We will have to wait and see how Mia Yim will be booked in the coming weeks. For the time being, she is just happy to be back working under Triple H.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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