NXT’s Mia Yim on choosing a pro wrestling career over volleyball, her match with Keith Lee

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Pro Wrestling Post Interview with Mia Yim
Conducted by Marc Madison
Interview available at ProwrestlingPost.com

On why pro wrestling was her preferred career choice: “So, I was always involved in sports. Watching wrestling back in the day when it was The Rock, Stone Cold, Lita, Chyna, we would watch as a family. My dad and my sister grew out of it, but I continued to watch it. Then, when I saw Lita and Chyna especially wrestling with the guys, that’s when I knew. I couldn’t play football with the guys, but if I could wrestle with guys I am totally down with that”.

On the potential of a professional volleyball career: “I already had it in my head that there wasn’t really a possibility of making the Olympic team. Then, when I started training for wrestling, that’s when I knew I wanted to full on pursue wrestling. I love volleyball, I still play volleyball, but once I started training, wrestling was my passion. I would play offside hitter when I was a player”.

On stepping in the ring with Keith Lee: “We were already friends, so it was easy talking over things. I was overcoming an injury, so I was still having a mental block about doing things. Whether they were high flying moves, suicide dives, things like that, but I knew with Keith I could do whatever. I knew that because he would protect me, he will make sure to keep me safe”.


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