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ABOUT

Full NameJoan Marie Laurer

BornDecember 27, 1970

Height5'10''

NationalityUSA

ABOUT

Joan Marie Laurer was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, author, pornographic actress, bodybuilder, and television personality best known for her work with WWE as Chyna. She was a former WWF Women's and Intercontinental Champion. In 2016, she passed away.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Filmography
  3. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


WWF (1997-2001)


In 1995, Laurer had her debut match. Soon, she met Triple H and Shawn Michaels, who brought her into WWF. In 1997, she made her WWF debut. Later, she was called Chyna and joined DX. Initially, she was involved in a storyline with Mark Henry. Henry and Chyna had an on-screen relationship that ended in 1999. In January, she entered the Royal Rumble match at no. 30. She became the first woman to enter a men's Royal Rumble match.


At WrestleMania XV, Chyna turned on Kane and joined DX. In June, she became the first woman to enter the King of the Ring tournament and lost. Later, she defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the Intercontinental Championship. After losing the title, she began teaming up with Eddie Guerrero and turned face. In 2000, she won her second Intercontinental Championship and lost it to Guerrero.


In November, Chyna and Guerrero split up. She began feuding with Right to Censor and Ivory before she got injured. After her injury, she continued her feud with the stable. At WrestleMania XVII, Chyna defeated Ivory to win the WWF Women's Championship. After a few title defenses, she vacated the title and was taken off television. By the end of the year, she left the company due to contract disputes.


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Post WWE (2002, 2011)


In 2002, she had a brief run with NJPW. She had several matches in the company before moving to the pornographic industry. In 2011, she appeared on TNA to assist Kurt Angle. At Sacrifice, she teamed up with Angle to face Karen and Jeff Jarrett and won.


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Filmography


YearTitleRole
1999Beyond the MatHerself
2000Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the EyeHerself
2001Alien Fury: Countdown to InvasionAva Zurich
2001On the LineOne of Rod's dates
2002Frank McKlusky, C.I.Freeda
2002Joanie Laurer Warrior PrincessHerself
2003Hunter: Back in ForceBrandy Rose
2003RompLulu
2005101 Reasons Not to Be a Pro WrestlerHerself
2006Just Another Romantic Wrestling ComedyRoxanne
2007Illegal AliensRex
2007Cougar ClubTeddy Archibald
2011Losing ControlBarb
2012A Night at the Silent Movie TheaterSexy Drummer
2013White TPsychic


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
IWF Women's Championship1
WWF Intercontinental Championship2
WWF Women's Championship1
WWE Hall of Fame1


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