Chyna pro
Joan Marie Laurer
BornDecember 27, 1969
DiedApril 20, 2016
Redondo Beach, California, U.S
FromRochester, New York, U.S.

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameChyna
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
BilledLondonderry, New Hampshire

Joan Marie Laurer (December 27, 1969 – c. April 20, 2016), better known by her ring name Chyna, a American professional wrestler, actress, glamour model, bodybuilder who performed in WWE.

Laurer first rose to prominence in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, where she performed under the ring name Chyna and was billed as the "Ninth Wonder of the World" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). A founding member of the stable D-Generation X, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship (the only female performer to do so) twice and the WWF Women's Championship once. She was also the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events, as well as to become number one contender to the WWF Championship. With singles victories over several prominent male wrestlers – including multiple-time world champions Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett – Chyna has left "a lasting legacy as the most dominant female competitor of all time". After leaving the WWF in 2001.

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