Joanie Laurer, who was known to the wrestling world as Chyna and the 9th wonder of the world, has sadly passed away at the age of 45. An official statement was posted on Chyna’s Facebook page, outlining some saddening information about Chyna’s final days and what she was going through.
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— Trask (@traskbryant) April 21, 2016
Chyna was one of, if not the most influential women in wrestling as she started around the time when women in wrestling were not seen as anything more than a model and a novelty. She broke that mould by not only winning the Women’s Championship title, but also winning the Intercontinental title twice.
This was a feat so amazing that only two women have ever won a title that is dominated male wrestlers. The other, wrestling star Jackie, won the Cruiserweight title.
Shattered glass ceilings, kicked down doors, broke gender barriers, she was an anomaly & untouchable. Rest now-ur legacy lives on #RIPChyna
— Trish Stratus (@trishstratuscom) April 21, 2016
rest in piece Chyna, you will be sorely missed.