This past week on RAW, Mia Yim was given the nickname of Michin.
During a recent appearance on the “Bleav in Pro Wrestling” podcast, the former RECKONING discussed the meaning behind her new nickname, fans being confused over it, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the meaning behind her nickname: “So Michin is Korean for ‘crazy.’ And I am half Korean, half African-American, so I always do what I can to represent both my heritage[s]. And Michin is something that my mom has called me since I was a kid. So it’s very — it holds something special to me, because it’s something that I’m used to growing up. And something that even my mom, when she would watch, she would, it brings her joy watching every Monday. Even though her kids on TV, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, she’s using [Michin]. Granted, every Korean parent calls their kid [that].
“And so it’s just cool to just kind of remember growing up like, when I would watch wrestling with my dad and my sister [and be] like, ‘I want to do that too!’ And my mom [would say] ‘Michyeosseo? Are you crazy?’”
On fans being confused about the name: “It’s — a lot of people don’t understand just because it is a Korean thing. So if you’re not a part of the culture, if you don’t understand the culture, it’s not going to make sense. So I get why a lot of people were confused or didn’t like it. But for me and my family, like, it’s something special for me.”