Mia Yim has taken to social media to reflect on her recent return to the ring during WrestleMania week in Dallas.
At Wrestlecon 2022, Yim defeated Athena (fka Ember Moon) in Yim’s first match since a December 2020 edition of WWE Main Event. Both women were released from their WWE contracts as part of the November 4, 2021 round of cuts.
On Instagram, Yim shared a photo of herself back in the ring, opening up in the caption about the ‘professional mental rollercoaster’ she had been on during the past year.
I needed wrestlecon weekend. This photo plus my match was enough for me to get my stuff together. I really let myself go. The past year I’ve been going through a professional mental rollercoaster. The last few months, I stopped caring. I ate whatever, Worked out sporadically, keeping myself busy with real life changes. The thought of wrestling gave me more anxiety (I’m already an anxious person as it is).
“My mindset was not where it needed to be and it showed on my body. I refused to train in the ring leading up to my first match as the thought had me shaking. I convinced myself I wasn’t good enough, I can’t wrestle and whenever I did, it was trash so what’s the point of training when I suck anyways.
The week of my first match, I contemplated cancelling because the closer it got to the match, the less sleep I got and more doubt crept into my mind. I just wanted to get this weekend over with.
Hearing the crowd chant, having a great match with @athenapalmer_fg , keith being there to watch, and seeing people I haven’t seen in years with inspiring words before and after the match was what I needed. To all my friends and fans, thank you for reigniting that fire in me.
“Thank you for helping me realize I am not shit and I still got something to offer in wrestling. You all reminded me why I love wrestling and that I am good enough for it. I love you all and I promise you, we only going up from here. Let’s get back to work ?
Ps: @sheltyb803 you still suck, hope you trip on the stairs.
? Brad Buchholtz
Yim’s husband, AEW’s Keith Lee, addressed speculation surrounding Yim’s wrestling future last month, noting that he believes that she’ll find the places that serve what she’s looking for.
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