NOO!! First Doris Roberts, and now CHYNA, the 9th wonder of the world! The WWF‘s most iconic female wrestler of all-time (street name Joan Laurer) and women’s wrestling pioneer was found dead in her home in Los Angeles at 45. Sources say that she had been on medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.
Chyna made her WWE debut in 1997 as an enforcer for Triple H, and continued to work with the current executive vice-president of talent, live events and creative of the WWE when he formed the legendary stable D-Generation X with Shawn Michaels as well as The Corporation faction.
She went on to hold the Women’s Championship for 231 days in 2001, which came after her stints as Intercontinental champions in October 1999 and August 2000. She left the company following her final appearance at the Judgement Day pay-per-view in 2001.Chyna also embarked on a career in pornography from 2004, and it’s known that her work in the adult industry is why she has not been added to the WWE’s Hall of Fame.
RIP, Chyna! We hope you’re up there doing handspring back elbows and gorilla press slams with the angels!