Hometown: Fontana, Calif. (Representing South Korea)
Self-described rebel Mia Yim has been knocking opponents into oblivion around the world for nearly eight years. A lifelong wrestling fan, Mia Yim followed in the footsteps of her in-ring idols Lita and Chyna, as well as legendary Japanese wreckers like AKINO and Aja Kong, when she decided to pursue sports-entertainment.
With eight tours of Japan and dozens of appearances in SHIMMER Women Athletes and Shine Wrestling under her belt, Yim has a wealth of experience. She also boasts a second-degree black belt in taekwondo and training in Muay Thai, making her as dangerous a striker as you will see in the Mae Young Classic. In fact, Yim compares herself to the legendary Street Fighter character Chun Li, whose lightning-quick attacks have made her a favorite of gamers everywhere. If Yim has her way, it will be game over for the Classic’s 31 other grapplers when all is said and done this summer.