Mia and Jamilia with Hiroyo and friends at SHIMMER
Here is the entire card:
REINA 2 May 15, 2011
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Megumi Yabushita vs Roxie Cotton
2. Natsumi Kawano vs Senri Kuroki
3. Aki Kanbayashi & Aoi Ishibashi vs Hailey Hatred & Kellie Skater
4. Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Mia Yim
5. Yumiko Hotta & Zeuxis vs Tomoka Nakagawa & Silueta
What only the closest Mia Yim watchers will know is that Yim and Matsumoto spent back-to-back weekends together here in the USA about six weeks ago. They shared a locker room at SHIMMER (March 26-27) but did not face each other in the ring. Then the next weekend they were in Atlanta together for the ROH show on April 1-2. Again, they did not compete in the ring, but they spent time together backstage. They are about the same age and I think they genuinely appreciate each other.
Here's Mia with Hiroyo, Ayumi, and Tomoka in ROH
What did Hiroyo have to say to Mia yesterday prior to Mia boarding her flight today?
She tweeted "I am waiting for you (^^) to Mia Yim. Mia said she was nervous and excited for her trip to Japan, now we see that those are exactly the right sentiments for any young wrestler facing the great Hiroyo Matsumoto!