Joanie Laurer: Former WWE Star Chyna Dies at 46


Former professional wrestler Joanie Laurer, famously known to her fan’s as Chyna, has died at age  46. Laurer became popular around the world during her time working for the WWE in the 90s. Laurer was paired with current WWE executive, Paul Levesque and former professional wrestler Shawn Michaels, in  the group was called DX. Chyna stood out. It was the first time a nationwide audience saw a woman, with all those muscles, display such strength.

Laurer picked up the nickname as the “9th wonder of the world,” because it was hard for most people to rationalize how a woman could hang with such big men in a combat job. She was truly a trailblazer for women and wrestlers alike.


After pro-wrestling, Laurer gained additional fame as part of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life, and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Laurer was most notably enjoying working as an adult film star.

No official cause of death has been determined at this time.

Author: 6wrightwriter

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