[Video]Chyna's top 5 moments in WWE
Some of my first memories of professional wrestling involved Chyna. I remember her going toe-to-toe in the ring with men, some of whom were much larger then her. She had it all, the physique, the ability, the charisma and the fans, including 8 year old me, loved her.
She was a trailblazer in an industry, which at the time was more used to women as valet’s and arm candy than wrestlers. Chyna wasn’t having any of that. When she debuted in 1997 to help Triple H beat Goldust, she was his bodyguard, not arm candy.
Over the years Chyna went on to break barriers for women in wrestling paving the way for both the likes of Trish Stratus, Lita and Ivory who followed her to the women of the current revolution in women’s wrestling including four horsewomen.
Chyna was so popular in the Attitude Era that WCW went as far as making their own version of Chyna, a muscular female named Asya (basically Asia). In 1999 it was even rumoured that Vince McMahon contemplated making Chyna the World Champion for a while.
With that being said, its a shame that she was shunted out of the WWE after her relationship with Triple H ended when he left her to date Stephanie McMahon. Even recently, Triple H defended WWE’s decision to not let Chyna into the Hall Of Fame because of her career in adult films even though she was beloved.
However, the fact that Chyna did adult films shouldn’t be a factor because she was a trailblazer in the wrestling industry. She was a role model to young girls and women showing them that they were equal to men.
In this article, I take a trip down memory lane and bring you Chyna’s 5 best WWE moments.