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..
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
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.