Following last weekend’s Backlash event in Puerto Rico, as well as the raging success of AEW’s All In ticket sales in London, fans have been speculating and pitching for future international premium live events.
It was reported earlier this week that WWE had held talks with reps in Australia about the idea of bringing an event there, but that’s far from the only country that has been pitched.
WWE recently toured Europe, with many stars pitching for WWE to bring an event to Paris following the incredible reception from the Paris crowd.
Now, speaking on WWE’s The Bump, SmackDown star ‘Michin’ Mia Yim weighed in on the topic, hoping to see the company bring a PLE to South Korea.
“Listen, like I said before, there’s so much wrestling in Japan and Mexico, Puerto Rico was a big thing. I’ve never heard of a big promotion going to Korea, and I know that wrestling is starting to really grow over there. Wrestling is growing in China, in Korea, and I’ve gotten DMs from several Korean wrestlers over in Korea, just thanking me for putting Korea on the map, in a sense.
“If we had a show in Korea, I would fly my mom out. I have family over there, so I would fly my mom out and bring all my family. Even if it was just a small show, it would mean so much to me because you don’t hear much about wrestling in Korea. Any amount of recognition is enough for me, and it would mean something so special to me because when I first started wrestling, that was something I’ve always wanted to do and something on my bucket list that I have yet to check off.”
Mia continued on, explaining that she’s never had the chance to wrestle in Korea, even during her time on the independents, and how she’s hoping to get a moment like the one Zelina Vega got at Backlash.
“Even when I was doing the independents, I never had a chance to wrestle in Korea, so it would just be cool to have my family that’s out in Korea, my mom fly out, and to be able to watch with her family, with my aunts and uncles, and to really, like how Zelina felt.
“It was really cool to see just how she was so welcomed by her people, and her family was there. There’s just that special moment, that special connection you have with your people, with your environment, with your land. That is definitely on the top of my bucket list.”
Mia Yim, along with the rest of the OC, was drafted to SmackDown in the 2023 WWE Draft.
The stable is off to winning ways on their new home, with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeating the Viking Raiders on last week’s show in Puerto Rico.
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Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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