Mia Yim and Leva Bates are SHINE’S women’s tag team champions, and one of the Lucha Sisters says she is enjoying learning a new craft.
Yim joined The Roman discussing her upcoming shot at SHINE champion Ivelisse at Full Impact Pro live at www.wwnlive.com at 8 p.m. EST Saturday, May 3 at the Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex, 363 North Parramore Ave. in Orlando.
“I wrestled her at least three or four times,” she said. “I know her style, and I know what is in store. She’s a challenge. She’s not easy to defeat. She pushes me to see what I can do and what I am capable of doing.”
Since teaming with Leva Bates, she says it has been interesting learning a new craft, tag team wrestling. She says she has to adapt to a new style all the time.
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“Leva and I are good friends,” she said. ”It’s cool to team up with her because it’s so different. She’s a different person every show.”
She also gave her opinion on women’s tag team action.
“I feel it’s not as popular because people think the fans want to see one on one or want to see special matches,” she said. “I don’t know why women’s tag teams aren’t as popular as they were back then. I am still learning. It’s a lot different than doing single matches.”
She also talked about her dating relationship with one half of [stellar indie tag team] Los Bendejos and the plus and minuses of doing so.
“The difference between Jay and I is that he likes the stuff on TV,” she said. “I love Japanese style. We support and push each other.”
She also mentioned wrestling overseas and her start in professional wrestling.
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