49 Facts About Chyna


Chyna was born on Joan Marie Laurer; December 27,1969 – April 17,2016 and was an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder and television personality.

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Chyna first rose to prominence in the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, where she was billed as "The Ninth Wonder of the World".

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Chyna was the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble match and King of the Ring tournament, in addition to becoming number one contender to the WWF Championship.

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Outside of wrestling, Chyna appeared in Playboy magazine twice, plus numerous television shows and films.

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In 2019, Chyna was posthumously entered into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X, making her the first woman to be inducted as a part of a group or team.

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Chyna's parents divorced when she was around four years old.

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Chyna said her first stepfather threatened suicide at one point, while her biological father had a problem with alcoholism and once accidentally stabbed her mother in the thigh with a butcher knife.

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Chyna left home at 16 when her mother tried to force her into a drug rehabilitation facility, and lived with her biological father.

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Chyna originally wanted to use her knowledge of foreign languages to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Chyna subsequently joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to Guatemala.

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Chyna initially accepted the offer, but later turned it down when Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon's son, informed her that she was about to be hired by the WWF.

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Chyna was later given the ring name "Chyna", an intentionally ironic moniker; fine china is delicate and fragile, a sharp contrast to her character.

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Chyna accepted and eventually reconciled with him, becoming his on-screen girlfriend and ally.

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Week after her storyline with Henry, Chyna was the 30th entrant in the Royal Rumble, becoming the first woman ever to enter the eponymous match.

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Chyna teamed with Kane at the St Valentine's Day Massacre pay-per-view against former allies X-Pac and Triple H At WrestleMania XV, she turned on Kane in his match by attacking him with a chair, appearing to rejoin DX.

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In June 1999, Chyna became the first woman to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament.

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Chyna challenged the British Bulldog to a match on the October 4,1999 Raw, and defeated him.

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Chyna then feuded with Chris Jericho over the belt, defeating him at Survivor Series, but losing the title to him at Armageddon.

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At the Royal Rumble, Jericho and Chyna defended the title against Hardcore Holly in a Triple Threat match to determine the Intercontinental Champion, which Jericho won.

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Chyna won the match, but lost the belt two weeks later to Guerrero in a Triple Threat match with Kurt Angle.

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Shortly after, Chyna began a feud with Ivory, a member of the Right to Censor, over the Women's Championship.

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Chyna defended her title against Lita at Judgment Day in 2001.

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Chyna soon vacated the title as it was her final WWF match.

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Chyna left the WWF on November 30,2001, several months after she had been taken off of television.

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Behind the scenes, her former real-life boyfriend Paul "Triple H" Levesque began a relationship with Stephanie McMahon; Chyna claimed the pair began seeing each other before she and Levesque had broken up.

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Chyna introduced her as Kurt Angle's business associate and tag team partner at Sacrifice, where they would face Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett.

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Chyna left TNA shortly after, making Sacrifice 2011 her final wrestling match.

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Chyna starred for Vivid as She-Hulk in their parody of The Avengers, released in May 2012.

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Chyna filmed a Playboy adult documentary, Joanie Laurer Nude: Wrestling Superstar to Warrior Princess, which followed her on the set.

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Chyna was a presenter at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Chyna lost in the final round of the competition to Coolio.

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Chyna hosted of Robot Wars: Grand Champions in 2002, and appeared on the celebrity game show Hollywood Squares in 2003.

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Chyna remained friends with Adrianne Curry after the show and made a brief cameo on her reality show My Fair Brady.

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Chyna appeared on The Surreal Life: Fame Games, which began airing on VH1 in January 2007.

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Chyna was eliminated from the show in the seventh episode.

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Chyna had complained to her plastic surgeon that their largest implants did not suit her frame as she desired.

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Chyna began using the name "Chynna Doll" for public appearances.

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Chyna last saw her mother at the age of 16, and she claimed that her father was never able to get over her decision not to pursue a career in law enforcement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Chyna alleged that her father took out several student loans in her name without her knowledge, leaving her with $40,000 in debt.

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Chyna converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while there.

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Chyna's brain was donated to science to study the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Chyna was cremated and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.

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Chyna was the first woman to compete in the Royal Rumble match and is the only woman to have held the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

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Chyna did something that was completely so out of left field that it wasn't even being considered when we first brought it up for her to come in.

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Columnist Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier stated after Chyna's death that it was "an oft-asked question" as to when she would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Jim Ross said that Chyna had an "overwhelming desire" to be inducted during her lifetime.

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On February 9,2015, during a WWE Network podcast with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul Levesque mentioned that Chyna deserved to be in the Hall of Fame but that her career in pornography prohibited it.

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In interviews shortly after her death, Levesque said that she "definitely warranted" a place in the Hall of Fame and Stephanie McMahon said she was sure Chyna would be inducted but did not know what year it would happen.

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Chyna was announced as an inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 on February 18,2019, as part of D-Generation X Levesque spoke to ESPN of the "complexities" he mentioned on the 2015 Austin podcast, but after describing her in-ring accomplishments he said she "100 percent deserves" the honor.

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