RIP WWE Legend Chyna

Joanie Laurer, better known by her stage name, Chyna, was found dead in her Los Angeles home early Thursday morning. This statement was released on her twitter account:


The “Ninth Wonder of the World” was a pioneer for female wrestlers and athletes in general. Chyna began her career in the WWE as a bodyguard of Triple H and then became a member of the iconic wrestling stable D-generation X. Chyna went on to have a successful career in the WWE from 1997-2001. In 1999 she became the first woman entrant in a Royal Rumble match. She was also  the first woman #1 contender for the WWE championship, was a 3x Intercontinental champion, and a Women’s champion in 2001.

Chyna was 45.