The OC evened the odds with The Judgment Day. As AJ Styles struggled to hold his own against the four-person faction, the Phenomenal One enlisted the help of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, his former stablemates in both New Japan Pro Wrestling and WWE. Even with a fully reformed OC, the trio failed to beat Finn Balor’s stable thanks to Rhea Ripley’s interference at WWE crown jewel. Seeing that they would need a fourth to solve their “Rhea problem”, the OC brought back another familiar face in Mia Yim to eliminate the former Raw Women’s Champion.
This may be Yim and The O.C.’s first time hooking up on television, but “Michin” is no stranger to Styles, Gallows, and Anderson. Speaking to ComicBook.com’s Liam Crowley, Yim commented that the pairing feels “natural” because of their familiarity with each other.
“We’ve known each other for a while. We’ve worked together for many of the same companies, so I’ve known them… I don’t even know how long,” Yim said. “We’ve never worked together before, but we’ve always known each other and this is the first time we’ve really worked together, but it doesn’t feel weird or different. It just feels natural because we know each other.” different for so long. They’ve taken good care of me since I got back.’
While Yim is aligned with The O.C. for now, it looks like she’ll only be by their side as long as they face The Judgment Day.
“Listen, I wouldn’t mind being a permanent member. If they have a problem with another woman, they know they can always call me and I’ll take care of that,” Yim continued. “I don’t mind staying with them. I actually hope I stay with them, but I can also do my own thing in the women’s division. There’s a lot of unfinished business there. I feel like I can do both at the women’s division.” the same time.”
Some of that unfinished business comes this weekend when Yim competes in the women’s War Games competition. In 2019, Yim was supposed to be part of Ripley’s team in their fight against Team Shayna Baszler, but was attacked backstage before the match, forcing her to be replaced by Dakota Kai.
In some poetic justice, Yim now finally gets to compete in the two-ring steel cage, and thanks to Ripley, he’s thrown back into the match. This time, however, the two women are on opposite sides.
“It means so much to me because of the full circle,” Yim explained. “I’ve always wanted to be part of War Games. Ever since I got out, it’s like, ‘Damn. It sucks, but I’m still happy for my friends who get to do it and I’m going to support them. ‘ It’s really cool that it’s coming back where it is I can finally go wild in War Games It’s a lot to think about just thinking back to then and everything that happened in between until now It’s just really cool .”
Yim teams up with Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and a mystery partner to take on Bayley, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, Rhea Ripley and Nikki Cross this Saturday at WWE Survivor Series.
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