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.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
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.
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.
|1999||Beyond the Mat||Herself|
|2000||Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the Eye||Herself|
|2001||Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion||Ava Zurich|
|2001||On the Line||One of Rod's dates|
|2002||Frank McKlusky, C.I.||Freeda|
|2002||Joanie Laurer Warrior Princess||Herself|
|2003||Hunter: Back in Force||Brandy Rose|
|2005||101 Reasons Not to Be a Pro Wrestler||Herself|
|2006||Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy||Roxanne|
|2007||Cougar Club||Teddy Archibald|
|2012||A Night at the Silent Movie Theater||Sexy Drummer|
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|IWF Women's Championship||1|
|WWF Intercontinental Championship||2|
|WWF Women's Championship||1|
|WWE Hall of Fame||1|