Chyna

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Chyna commenting on RAW 1000 DX reunion here!

Title History

  • IWF (International Wrestling Federation) Women’s title defeating Violet Flame (September 28, 1996);
  • WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental title defeating Jeff Jarrett (October 17, 1999);
  • WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Women’s title defeating “Right To Censor” Ivory (April 1, 2001);

Chyna Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Joanie Laurer left home at age 16 and went to Spain under a United Nations scholarship..
  • 1987: Joanie Laurer graduated from high school in Spain..
  • 1992: Joanie Laurer graduated from the University of Tampa with a double major in Spanish Literature..
  • Joanie Laurer joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to Costa Rica to teach literacy..
  • ~~~~After college, Joanie Laurer began entering fitness competitions..
  • September 14, 1996: Joanie Laurer competed in the New York City regional of the Fitness America Pageant.

Getting into the Business:

  • September 28, 1996: Joanie Lee defeated Violet Flame for the IWF (International Wrestling Federation) Women’s title..
  • 1996: Joanie Laurer was named the PGWA (Professional Girls Wrestling Association) rookie of the year..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • February 1997 – RAW: Joanie Laurer debuted in the WWF attacking Marlena (Terri) from her seat in the front row!
  • February 1997: It was soon apparent that Laurer (not given a name yet) was working for Hunter Heurst Helmsley..
  • ~~~Joanie Laurer was given the name “Chyna” and she became the beefy valet/bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley..
  • Chyna & Triple H joined forces with Shawn Michaels & Rick Rude to form a faction known as Degeneration X..
  • February 1998 – No Way Out: Steve Austin gave Chyna one of his patented Stone Cold Stunner..

World Wrestling Federation – Chyna & Mark Henry:

  • Chyna got involved in a love angle when “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry developed a crush on her..
  • Chyna brought her friend “Sammi” in for a threesome with Mark Henry, who freaked out when he discovered Sammi was a MAN!

World Wrestling Federation – The Corporation:

  • January 11, 1999 RAW: Chyna won a “Corporate Royal Rumble”.
  • January 1999 – Royal Rumble: Chyna turned on Triple H, joining Mr. McMahon’s Corporation in the process..
  • February 1, 1999 RAW: Triple H defeated Kane in a steel cage match with help from X-Pac..
  • ~~~Atfer the match; Chyna warned Triple H that she had a Valinetines Day gift at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
  • February 13, 1999 RAW: X-Pac defeated Kane by DQ when Chyna interfered untill Triple H made the save..
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated “Big Red Machine” Kane by DQ when Chyna interfered.
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated defeated Chyna by DQ when Big Bossman interfered.
  • February 1999 – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Chyna & Kane defeated Triple H & X-Pac..
  • February 15, 1999 RAW: Kane & Shane McMahon w/Chyna defeated Triple H & X-Pac..
  • ~~~~Since Shane McMahon pinned X-Pac he won the WWF European Title.
  • February 22, 1999 RAW: X-Pac w/Triple H defeated Chyna w/Shane McMahon (after the match Triple H pedigreed Chyna).
  • March 1, 1999 RAW: Kane w/Chyna defeated Steve Austin by DQ (As stipulated Kane & Chyna get to stay with the Corporation).
  • March 28, 1999 – Wrestlemania 15: Kane defeated Triple H by DQ (Chyna turned on Kane and rejoined HHH & DX)..
  • ~~~In a major swerve later that night, Triple H & Chyna both turned on DX and joined The Corporation!!..
  • Sept-Oct 1999: Chyna continued to support Triple H as a heel, but feuded with Jeff Jarrett as a babyface..

World Wrestling Federation – The Good Girl:

  • September 2, 1999 – Smackdown!: Chyna defeated Billy Gunn to secure a shot at the Intercontinental Title..
  • September 26, 1999 – Unforgiven: Jeff Jarrett w/Miss Kitty defeated Chyna by DQ to retain the Intercontinental title..
  • October 11, 1999 – RAW: Steve Austin & Jim Ross vs. Triple H & Chyna ended in a No Contest after a brawl broke out!
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett & Miss Kitty attacked Chyna and put her in a laundry bin and pushed it off of a ledge with her inside!
  • October 17, 1999 – No Mercy: Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett in a “good housekeeping” match to win the WWF Intercontinental Title!
  • ~~~After this match, Miss Kitty (changing her name to The Kat) became Chyna’s valet/slave – a miniature clone of Chyna..
  • ~~~Chris Jericho defeated Chyna for the IC Title, but they later became teammates through some strange series of events..

World Wrestling Federation – Chyna & Eddie Guerrero:

  • Wrestlemania 2000: Chyna & Too Cool defeated The Radicalz (Eddie Guerrero & Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko)..
  • Raw after Wrestlemania: Chyna turned on Jericho, allowing Eddie Guerrero to capture the WWF European title..
  • August 5, 2000: The Chyna comic book was released..
  • Summerslam 2000: Chyna & Eddie Guerrero defeated Trish Stratus & Val Venis (Due to special stip, Chyna wins the IC title)..
  • September 21, 2000 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero asked Chyna to marry him, and Chyna accepted!!
  • September 25, 2000: Playboy released the November issue featuring Chyna on the cover and a revealing pictorial..
  • Chyna caught Eddie Guerrero cheating on her and promptly dumped him, siding with “The One” Billy Gunn..

World Wrestling Federation – If They Only Knew:

  • January 2001: Chyna’s best selling book “If They Only Knew” was released in book stores everywhere..
  • April 1, 2001 – Wrestlemania X-7: Chyna defeated Ivory from the Right To Censor to win the WWF Women’s Title..
  • May 20, 2001 – Judgment Day: Chyna defeated Lita to retain the WWF Women’s championship..
  • June 2001: Joanie Laurer and the World Wrestling Federation hit a roadblock in contract negotiations.
  • November 30, 2001: Joanie Laurer’s WWF contract ran out and she vacated the WWF Women’s championship..

Life after WWF:

  • Joanie Laurer was fully lisenced to compete in boxing..
  • Joanie Laurer jumped onto the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster, possibly on a full time basis..
  • Joanie Laurer signed on to fight Joey Buttafuco in FOX’s second Celebrity Boxing show..
  • ~~~~Joanie Laurer was defeated by Joey Buttafuco on FOX Celebrity Boxing..
  • NJPW 30th Anniversary show: Joanie Laurer officiated The Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kensuke Sasaki in Tokyo..
  • September 6, 2002 – NJPW: Joanie Laurer & Justin McCully & Shane defeated Masahito Kakihara & Jushin Liger & Yuji Nagata..
  • September 16, 2002 – NEW JAPAN: Justin McCully & Joanie Laurer defeated Wataru Inoue & Osamu Nishimura..
  • October 14, 2002 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono defeated Joanie Laurer in a dissappointing match..
  • October 26, 2002 – NJPW: Kenzo Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Great (Fake) Muta & Joanie Laurer by Countout..

Private Life:

  • November 14, 2002: Joanie Laurer announced on her website that she had become engaged to Sean Waltman..
  • August 1, 2003: Joanie Laurer allegedly filed a restraning order against Sean Waltman after claiming he assulted her..

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

  • February 2004: Joanie Laurer signed with TNA to compete under the name “Chyna Doll” and start a program with Jonny Fairplay..
  • February 17, 2004: TNA announced that Joanie Laurer would not be appearing on the PPV due to “unforeseen circumstances”..
  • ~~~~Reports circulated that Chyna was upset and thought TNA was only bringing her in to put Trinity over.

Private Life:

  • March 4, 2004: Joanie Laurer and her band The Chynna Dolls are debuting at the Roxy Theater on Sunset Blvd..
  • July 24, 2004: Joanie Laurer was a judge at the “World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual contest” in Las Vegas..
  • August 2004: Joanie Laurer announced that she has found a distributor to sell a Sex Tape with her and Sean Waltman..
  • August 2004: Joanie Laurer played at a UPW show in California and get heavily booed and heckled by the ruthless fans..
  • January 2006: Joanie Laurer & Sean Waltman’s sex video dubbed “1 Night in China” was awarded the Top Selling Title of the Year..
  • ~~~~This “presigeous” award was given at the Adult Video News Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7th..
  • November 2007: Joanie Lauer announced on her MySpace page that she has now legally changed her name to Chyna..
  • December 26, 2008: Joanie Lauer was rushed to the hospital after she presumably mixed a heavy dose of pills with alcohol..
  • ~~~She was found at a party passed out with cuts on her arms – there was a belief the cuts indicated an attempted suicide.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:

  • May 15, 2011 – Sacrifice: Kurt Angle and Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett.