Former WWE superstar CHYNA was found dead yesterday at a home in the Los Angeles area. Police are investigating it as a possible overdose. She was only 45 years old. Her real name was Joanie Laurer.
Chyna was a HUGE part of the WWE’s “Attitude Era” in the ’90s. She started out as the bodyguard for the group D-Generation X, which included SHAWN MICHAELS and TRIPLE H.
Because of her size and physique, she often fought GUYS, and even won the WWE’s Intercontinental Championship from CHRIS JERICHO. She also posed for “Playboy” in 2000.
She was Triple H’s girlfriend in real life, until he ditched her for the boss’s daughter STEPHANIE MCMAHON. Because of that whole situation, Chyna was fired in 2001, and struggled on and off with addiction.
She actually ended up doing PORN from 2004 to 2013, including two superhero parodies where she played She-Hulk. She recently spent some time in Japan, teaching English.
Lately she’d been talking about wanting to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. In an interview, her ex-boyfriend Triple H said she deserves it, but they couldn’t put her in because of her work in porn.