The WWE community has been in shock over the unexpected tragedy for the Ninth World Wonder.  Let's get to know more about the late wrestling icon.

  1. Chyna individually defeated BIG male names in the wrestling world, including Jeff Jarrett, Triple H, and Chris Jericho.  Her success made her a HUGE contender making her mark in the WWF history books.
  2. She was part of WWE before it was WWE.  Ok here goes, Before WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) it was named WWF (World Wrestling Federation; that's when i watched.)  The name didn't change until 2002, one year after Chyna left in 2001.  So she's technically a WWF star.
  3. Chyna doll (name she had to use after being let go from WWF) was a pioneer for females competing in major WWF event including King of the Ring and the Royal Rumble AND the ONLY FEMALE Intercontinental Champion ANNNND lets not forget the ONLY undefeated Women's Champion for WWF.
  4. Joanie (real name Joan Laurer) served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and was a member of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in her early 20's.
  5. She appeared in a number of TV shows including 3rd Rock from the Sun and Sabrina, the Teen Witch, as well as several films.  She also appeared as a housemate, in my FAVORTE reality show from the past, The Surreal Life 2005, season 4!