Diva Dirt reader, Eddie, sent in the following report & pictures from his experience meeting Becky Bayless, Mia Yim and Mickie James at Friday’s Northeast Wrestling show in Waterbury, CT. This was the show that Awesome Kong was advertised to be part of, however she was replaced by Mia Yim at the last minute.
A lot of people were bummed that Kong wasn’t there (myself included), but Mickie vs Mia was a really good match and it went over 10 minutes. Really refreshing since we don’t get to see that on TV anymore. Mia did great. She’s going to be a star, and now that I’ve seen her in person, I can say that TNA totally missed the boat by not signing her. Mickie was WAY over and even cuter in person than on TV, which I’ve found is not always the case with some of the other Divas/Knockouts.
I talked with Becky Bayless (Cookie) for a few minutes after the show — very funny and personable lady.
Mia was probably the friendliest person at the whole show (her and Bryan Danielson), which was a little weird, since she played the heel in her match. At the end of the night, she was talking to everyone, taking pictures and signing autographs for free. If Diva Dirt readers ever have a chance to meet her, don’t miss out. She’s great.
Overall, awesome night. This was the best independent show I’ve ever been to. I got to meet Bryan Danielson, Mickie James, Tommy Dreamer, Carlito, Mia Yim, Becky Bayless. And I can’t believe I got to see Bryan Danielson’s last independent match live! Everyone check out Northeast Wrestling!
Check out Eddie’s pictures below:
Finally, check out a video with Mia Yim after the cut: