Stephanie Bell (April 16, 1989) is an American female independent professional wrestler working under the ring-name of Mia Yim. Yim is best known for her time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Jade, where she is a one-time TNA Women's Knockout Champion. Yim has worked for various promotions after beginning her wrestling career as a valet on August 22, 2009. Since making her debut she has wrestled for Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Real Championship Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance DAWG, Pro Wrestling Respect, SHIMMER, SHINE, International Wrestling Cartel, Northeast Wrestling, Maryland Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, Pro Wrestling SUN, and Ring of Honor.
Early career (2009–2011)
A fan of professional wrestling since childhood, she began training at a wrestling school in Manassas, Virginia at the age of 18, while attending college. She trained for eighteen months before making her debut on August 22, 2009, and initially worked primarily for independent promotions in Virginia.After taking bookings outside of Virginia, she wrestled for Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), facing wrestlers including Annie Social, Angeldust, and Brittany Force. During this time, she met Daizee Haze, through whom she began training at the Ring of Honor (ROH) Wrestling Academy and working for ROH. In ROH, she performed valet duties for The Embassy, beginning in 2011. Yim also wrestled sproadically for ROH, taking on MsChif and Sara Del Rey. In addition, she worked for the International Wrestling Cartel,Real Championship Wrestling, Northeast Wrestling, and Maryland Championship Wrestling during her early years in wrestling.
After leaving college, Yim received an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan with Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina in 2011. Through Reina's relationship with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Yim also learned Mexican lucha libre.
Combat Zone Wrestling (2010–2012)
After training with DJ Hyde in the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) school, Yim began working for CZW as a villainous manager for Adam Cole.] Debuting at Cage of Death II in December 2010, the two were presented as a storyline couple, and Yim regularly interfered in Cole's matches to help him win. After helping Cole gain a victory over Greg Excellent at Down With The Sickness 2011 in September, Excellent began feuding with the pair. As part of the storyline, Yim faced Excellent in an intergender match at Night Of Infamy 10: Ultimatum in November. After losing a rematch in January 2012, Yim challenged Excellent to a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at Aerial Assault 2012; Yim won the match to conclude the feud. She made only two more appearances for CZW that year before leaving the promotion.
SHINE Wrestling (2012-present)
Yim debuted for Shine Wrestling at their second show in August 2012, defeating Sassy Stephie. Throughout 2012 and 2013 she faced wrestlers including Jessicka Havok and Tina San Antonio, before entering the tournament to determine the inaugural Shine Champion. She defeated Mercedes Martinez at Shine 10 in May 2013 to qualify for the tournament, and at Shine 11, she defeated Leva Bates and Ivelisse Velez en route to the final, where she lost to Rain. As part of Shine, she also appeared for Evolve, taking on Velez and Su Yung in showcase matches.
On February 28, 2014, at Shine 17, Yim teamed with Leva Bates during the Shine Tag Team Championship tournament, forming the tag team The Lucha Sisters. The Lucha Sisters defeated Cherry Bomb and Kimber Lee and Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers en route to the final, where they defeated Made In Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made) to become the inaugural Shine Tag Team Champions. They successfully defended the championship against Nevaeh and Sassy Stephie and against the team of Evie and Madison Eagles at Shine 18, but lost it to Legendary (Malia Hosaka and Brandi Wine) at Shine 20 on June 27. The Lucha Sisters failed to regain the title in a rematch in August at Shine 21.
On November 16, 2014, during the WWNLive tour in China, Yim defeated Ivelisse Vélez to win the Shine Championship, making her the first woman to have held both the Shine Championship and Shine Tag Team Championship. At Shine 26 on April 3, 2015, Yim lost the championship to NWA World Women's Champion Santana Garrett in a Title vs. Title match. She failed to regain the title from Santana at SHINE 27 on the following month.
At SHINE 28 on July 24, Yim competed in a losing effort against Allysin Kay, after Leva Bates' attempt to help Yim backfired. After the match, Yim shoved Bates and blamed her for the loss. Despite this, Yim and Bates banded back together and defeated Valifornia's Andréa and Jayme Jameson at SHINE 29.
SHIMMER Women Athletes (2013-present)
Yim made her debut for Shimmer Women Athletes on April 6, 2013, at Volume 53 with a loss to Amazing Kong. She earned her first victory at Volume 56 later that month against Evie, before a series of losses to Jessicka Havok, Hikaru Shida, and Madison Eagles After victories over Melanie Cruise, Angie Skye, and Hikaru Shida, Yim unsuccessfully challenged Cheerleader Melissa for the Shimmer Championship at Volume 65 in April 2014. Yim finished out 2014 facing wrestlers including Ray, Akino, and Tsukasa Fujimoto.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2013–2017)
Yim appeared for TNA's first Knockouts Knockdown event on September 6, 2013 and was defeated by Tara. She appeared at Knockouts Knockdown II on November 7, 2014 and defeated Brittany to advance to the gauntlet battle royal, which was won by Madison Rayne. On July 1, 2015, Yim appeared as a villainous character at Knockouts Knockdown III and was defeated by Brooke.
Yim debuted on the full-time roster as Jade along with Marti Bell, known collectively as The Doll House, on the April 24, 2015 episode of Impact Wrestling in a match against Laura Dennis. She lost the match by DQ when Bell attacked the referee. Later that night, Jade and Bell helped Taryn Terrell retain her TNA Knockouts Championship against Awesome Kong, with Terrell joining The Dollhouse in the process. The Dollhouse wrestled their first match as a team on the May 8 episode of Impact Wrestling, where they defeated Awesome Kong and Gail Kim in a 3–on–2 handicap match. Jade and Bell would regularly interfere in Terrell's championship matches and ensure the win for her. At Slammiversary XIII, The Dollhouse lost to Awesome Kong and Brooke in another 3-on-2 handicap match. On the July 15 episode of Impact Wrestling, Terrell lost the championship to Brooke, after Gail Kim returned and attacked Jade, causing a distraction. On the Turning Point special episode of Impact Wrestling on August 19, Jade and Bell competed in a 2-on-1 handicap six sides of steel cage match against Gail Kim, which Kim would win. On the following week, Jade and Bell attacked Velvet Sky during a Knockouts Championship match between herself and Brooke. They were joined by Rebel, who became a villainess and aligned with The Dollhouse. On March 1, 2017, Jade departure from Impact Wrestling.
Mia Yim competed in the Mae Young Classics def. Sarah Logan in the first round, but losing to Shayna in the second.
- Finishing moves
- Package piledriver
- SkyYim (Diving corkscrew moonsault)
- Signature moves
- With Marti Bell
- Double team finishing moves
- Homewrecker (Double crucifix powerbomb)
- Double team finishing moves
- Tag teams and stables
- Entrance themes
- "Doll Parts" by Hole (TNA; used as a member of The Dollhouse)
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- SHINE Wrestling
- Southside Wrestling Entertainment
- Queen of Southside Championship (1 time)
- Big Time Wrestling
- BTW Women's Championship (1 time)
- National Wrestling Alliance
- NWA FUW Women's Championship (1 time, current)
|WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants|
Abbey Laith • Ayesha Ray • Bianca Belair • Candice LeRae • Dakota Kai • Jazzy Gabert • Kairi Sane • Kavita Devi • Kay Lee Ray • Lacey Evans • Marti Belle • Mercedes Martinez • Mia Yim • Miranda Salinas • Nicole Savoy • Piper Niven • Princesa Sugehit • Rachel Evers • Reina Gonzales • Renee Michelle • Rhea Ripley • Sage Beckett • Santana Garrett • Sarah Logan • Serena Deeb • Shayna Baszler • Taynara Conti • Tessa Blanchard • Toni Storm • Vanessa Borne • Xia Li • Zeda