At Shine Wrestling's very first show on July 20, 2012, Su Yung and Tracy Taylor teamed up in a losing effort against Made In Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made). At SHINE 3, the duo, now known as The West Coast Connection, defeated Gabby Gilbert and Luscious Latasha for their first win as a team. The Connection teamed up again as SHINE 7 on February 22, 2013; doing so with Mia Yim in a losing effort against Valkyrie members Kay, Made, and April Hunter. The Connection was defeated again at SHINE 12 by Daffney's All-Star Squad members Nikki Roxx and Solo Darling. It was announced that the Connection will be part of an eight-team tournament to crown the first-ever SHINE Tag Team Champions. In the first round of the tournament at SHINE 17 on February 28, the Connection lost to Made In Sin.
At SHINE 18 on April 18, Tracy Taylor defeated Amber O'Neal in her first singles match at Shine. Later in the evening, Su Yung defeated Rhia O'Reilly via submission. Saraya Knight appeared and whispered in Su's ear, while also attacking Su in the process. At the end of the event, Su turned villainous and came out with Valkyrie as they attacked Ivelisse after her match against Saraya. She was confronted by Tracy during the attack, which led to Su attacking Tracy to further cement herself as a villainess and disband the Connection.