Joanie Marie Laurer, one of the most successful wrestling fighters, was found dead at home last April, when she was only 46. Born on December 27, 1969 she was a true icon when it came to female fighters.
Known to fans of the wrestling world as Chyna, Joanie Laurer was found dead last year at her Los Angeles home. The one who is considered one of the most emblematic figures in the world of sports entertainment died at a tender age, with the causes of her death still to be determined. Even though she was a true diva in the world of fighting she had he own personal battles: she had been dealing with trouble sleeping for a long time and sources do believe she ended up surrounding to sleeping pills.
A loss that we will never get over
It is with deep sadness that we lost a true icon, a real-life superhero. Known for Chyna, the ninth wonder of the world, Chyna passed away peacefully in her bed. She will live forever in the memory of her fans and all those who loved her.
With a childhood marked by domestic problems and alcoholism of the parents, Laurer soon took refuge in the gymnasium. When she realized that she was working with the men around her, it was not long before she realized that the world of fitness competition was where she could succeed. However, Chyna’s great ambition was spectacle and entertainment, and it was in Wrestling that she found the perfect balance.
Chyna and her champion belt
After starting off in less showy bouts, Chyna was discovered by Paul Levesque – known as Triple H for fans of the sport – and Shawn Michaels. In 1997, the fighter made her WWF debut as Triple H’s bodyguard. Years later she became the only woman to qualify for the Royal Rumble – the industry’s most important competition. The success seemed right in the company that unveiled names like John Cena, Randy Orton and Rey Mystery, but a disagreement with the WWF led Chyna to turn to the Japanese market counterpart.
After the season in Japan, Chyna returned to the United States for a variety of jobs, from presence in media talk shows to participation in films, through two covers in Playboy, whose editions were among the best-selling ones in history. The athlete was also the author of the bestseller If They Only Knew. After a while, a few months before being found dead she simply did not show up to an interview that was scheduled, arising the worry of thousands of her fans. Even though she assured everyone that she was fine, many did not believe her. Unfortunately just a couple months later she was found dead. She still had many dreams but her life was not peaceful as she often had trouble resting or even sleeping.
An unforgettable star that fought until the end
This is how our dear Chyna will always be remember, as the most important female fighter of all time. She was beautiful, she was strong and now she continues to shine as the true star she has always been.