Stephanie Hym Bell was born on April 16, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. She is an American Professional Wrestler known by the ring name "Mia Yim" in WWE. Mia Yim also worked in Independent promotions like Combat Wrestling and Shine Wrestling. She has worked in various promotions including Ring of Honor (ROH), and Impact Wrestling. There she was the TNA Knockout Champion. She debuted in the main roster of RAW under the faction name"Retribution" alongside T-Bar, and Slap Jack prior to that she appeared in the "Mae Young Classic" in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Mia Yim was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is an African-American while her mother is Korean. She completed her High School at James Madison High School in Washington D.C. She then completed her college in degree in Information Technology at Marymount University.
Professional Wrestling Career
Ring of Honor (ROH)
Mia Yim worked her early days in Ring of Honor (ROH). Yim worked in the promotion with the help of Daizee Haze through her she got trained and made her debut in 2011. She worked as a valet for the faction "The Embassy." She then started to wrestle a few matches in ROH against Sara Del Ray and a few other wrestlers in ROH.
Source - ROH Wrestling
Mia Yim in ROH with the faction "The Embassy"
Yim then worked in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). She worked as a manager for Adam Cole during her initial appearances. She then began to work with Cole as a couple. Soon she helped Cole to pick up victories in his match. They two feuded with Excellent in ROH Down with the Sickness pay-per-view in 2011 and in which she helped Cole to pick the win. Later she faced Excellent in an Intergender Match at the Night of Infamy 10 in which she lost. Then in a rematch against Excellent in Tables, Ladders and Chairs match she picked up the victory and after quite a few matches she left the promotion.
Mia Yim then worked in Shine Wrestling and she went on to defeat Sassy Stephie. Then she went on to wrestle in various Shine pay-per-view. She then defeated several other superstars including Jessica Havok and Tina San Antonio. She wrestled Mercedes Martinez on Shine 10. After a few matches, she formed a team with Leva Bates called the "Lucha Sisters" and won the Shine Tag team titles. On November 16, 2014, Yim defeated Ivelisse to win the Shine Championship.
Mia Yim made her Impact Wrestling debut in 2015. She made several appearances before signing full-time with TNA. Where she worked in the Knockouts Knockdown pay-per-view. After going full-time she debuted in a new in-ring name Jade. And faced Laura Dennis in a match in which she lost via. disqualification. Soon Jade teamed up with Marti and help Terell to retain her TNA Knockout Champion. They formed a faction called the "Dollhouse." Often Jade and Marti would help Terell to retain her title this made her join the team of Jade. The Dollhouse also went on to face Gail Kim and Awesome Kong in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match and defeated the stable. They soon got defeated at the hands of Awesome Kong and Brooke in another 3-on-2 Handicap Match at the Slammiversary XIII. On September 23, Jade challenged Gail Kim to a match for the TNA Knockout Women's Championship. In which she lost. But she received a rematch with Kim in which she failed to win the title. In April 2016, Jade defeated Madison Rayne and Gail Kim in a three-way match. And won the TNA Knockouts Championship for the first time. Later on that day she was placed in a gauntlet match where she defeated Leva Bates and Madison Rayne for the title. Jade also conquered her title after her match against Madison on the April 12th episode.
Source - Impact Wrestling
Jade with her TNA Knockouts Championship
Mia Yim career in NXT
Mia Yim appeared in WWE in 2014 as Adam Cole's Rose buds. Soon she moved to work in NXT where she worked as an enhancement talent. In July 2017, she appeared in a one-off appearance in the "Mae Young Classic" and defeated Sarah Logan. But lost in the upcoming rounds to Shayna Baszler. In 2018, she returned again to the tournament but this time she Allysin Kay and Kaitlyn in the first two rounds but lost the chance to Toni Storm in the quarter-finals. In September 2017, Mia made her debut in NXT where she faced Aliyah. Mia then had a feud with Bianca Belair where she was defeated by Blair as she was the top babyface holding the championship at that time. After the end of Bianca Belair's reign, she defeated her on two different occasions in NXT and bringing an end to the feud. Yim soon went on to face Shayna in the NXT Takeover event and lost the match. She was then involved in the survivor series build-up in which she was mingled with the NXT team. Later Yim was placed in the War Games in the Rhea Ripley team but was attacked backstage and couldn't enter the match. As she was attacked by Dakota Kai backstage she went on to have a grudge match against her in which she lost. Later on, she left NXT to make her debut on WWE RAW.
Source - WWE
Mia Yim in NXT
Working on WWE RAW
In 2020, Mia Yim made her debut on the main roster on RAW where she wrestled in the name of a faction called the "Retribution." She was named Reckoning. The stable was meant to be a "Heel" one. Also, the faction went on to destroy multiple superstars in WWE and Mustafa Ali became the leader of the faction later on. She competed in a singles match against Dana Brooke and lost the match. Soon the Retribution faction imploded after Mustafa Ali caused a tumultuous situation. In which Mace and T-bar delivered a chokeslam to Mustafa Ali thus dividing the faction. And Mia Yim left Retribution the same night. In 2021, Mia Yim was drafted to RAW and she was kept unused. In November 2021, she was released from WWE.