Who actually was Chyna?

  • Name: Joan Marie Laurer
  • Birth: 27 December 1969
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Weight: 91 kg
  • Died at age: 46
  • Died on: 17 April 2016
  • Cause of death: Drug overdose
  • Best win: Rookie of the year; 1996 & 1998

Biography of CHYNA aka Joan Marie Laurer

"Will power" Is a Muscle, The more you use it; the stronger it gets; Chyna

Let's talk about the life of Chyna, the Baddest Mofo Ever. Chyna was dubbed "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment." Her accomplishments extended far beyond the wrestling ring and are unknown. Her strong will to win and "survival of the fittest" attitude made her one of the best wrestlers in history before exchanging body slams, modelling for top magazines, and guest-starring on hundreds of shows. She was a role model for millions of men and women by demonstrating that anything is possible with hard work and determination.

Early life of Chyna

Chyna Joan Marie Laurer was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in Rochester, New York, to Janet Carol (Wahl) and Joseph "Joe" Von Laurer, Jr.

Her mother and her drunken father frequently argued. Her parents divorced when she was four years old. Chyna has two older siblings from the union of her biological parents, one stepmother, three stepfathers, and three stepbrothers.  She began playing the violin and cello as a child. She went to Penfield High School, where she developed an eating disorder. She moved in with her biological father after her mother attempted to have her admitted to a drug rehabilitation center. She started going to the gym to deal with her personal problems which exposed Chyna t the fitness industry.

Chyna spent the majority of her childhood in a home plagued by alcoholism and domestic strife. She found solace in working out that she began doing aerobics and lifting weights at a gym near her home. This is where she discovered her true calling: the world of fitness.

Bodybuilder Chyna in youth

As the only female in the gym, Chyna always stood out, but she formed bonds and friendships with the other members, who encouraged her to continue. She broke down all gender barriers wherever she went and continued to enjoy fitness throughout her college years. Chyna graduated from the University of Tampa in less than two years with a 3.9 GPA and a double major in Spanish Literature.

Bodybuilder Chyna with family

She also studied languages and was fluent in English, Spanish, German, and French. Chyna was a true humanitarian who served in the United States Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) and the Peace Corps, teaching illiterate third-world children to read. She was an outspoken supporter of the National Animal Rescue organization, which assists domesticated animals in finding good, loving homes.

Chyna began her career as an entertainer as a belly dancer

Bodybuilder Chyna with family

Chyna aspired to be an entertainer her entire life. She began her career as a belly dancer in the early 1990s and quickly moved on to fitness competitions, but at 6'0", the star found her true calling in the entertainment world: professional wrestling.

Chyna’s Wrestling career

Chyna began her professional wrestling training under the tutelage of wrestling legend Walter 'Killer' Kowalski at a professional wrestling school where all of the other students were men. She quickly dominated the world of women's wrestling and began competing in the PGWA, where she was named Rookie of the Year for the Women's Championship in 1996.

Chyna showing off her guns

Chyna was discovered by Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") and Shawn Michaels (HBK), two WWF (World Wrestling Federation) superstars who helped Chyna break into the big time after dominating the world of women's wrestling.

She made her worldwide television debut in February 1997 as a bodyguard for Triple H, but she quickly broke all gender stereotypes by competing with some of the toughest men in the WWF as "Chyna." Years later, she was the only woman to qualify for the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring tournaments, and she went on to become the WWF's only female Intercontinental Champion and undefeated Women's Champion.

Chyna left the WWF five years after her debut as a professional wrestler. She then toured Japan, capturing the country's attention and competing in the ring with champions such as Keiji Mutô, The Great Kabuki, and, most notably, Masahiro Chôno. Her match against Chono at the Tokyo Dome in 2002 earned her the title of Nikkian Sport's 2002 Women's Wrestler of the Year.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, Chyna appeared in several films, hosted a number of shows, and demonstrated to the world that women can combine strength and beauty in two top-selling issues of "Playboy" magazine, proving to the world that women can be beautiful without having the anorexic "Twiggy" look.

She also made an appearance in the first-ever Playboy documentary, which featured in-depth interviews with Chyna, her former manager Rich Minzer, her friend Joe Gold, and Hugh Hefner himself.

Her strong will to win and "survival of the fittest" attitude propelled her to the top of the wrestling world. She was a role model for millions of men and women by demonstrating that anything is possible with hard work and determination. In her best-selling autobiography "If They Only Knew," she discussed what it took to reach the top and demonstrated to the world what she had to overcome to become one of the world's most well-known pop culture icons.

She released her own fitness video, Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the Eye (2000), shortly after her first appearance in "Playboy," which won awards from fitness and lifestyle magazines. The video is still popular among Chyna's fans and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Unlike most former professional wrestlers, Chyna was able to succeed on her own two feet.

She appeared on nearly every talk show and appeared on the covers of hundreds of magazines, including "Playboy" and "Newsweek," as well as "TV Guide" and "People." She played drums and backup vocals on Reggie Benjamin's CD "2X-Centrix."

Chyna in a bikini

She spent five weeks at the top of the "dance music" billboard charts with her CD single "Ride," and she also sang with her own rock band, "The Chynna Dolls," for a short time, performing at venues such as The Roxy, Elrey Theater, Hollywood Athletic Center, and two appearances on Howard Stern (1994). She appeared in the comedies Cougar Club (2007) and Illegal Aliens (2007), as well as hosting a number of shows, including Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors (2001) and FYE and AMC's "Tough Guys series."

She appeared in a number of TV shows as a guest star, including Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), Pacific Blue (1996), The Nick Cannon Show (2002), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), MADtv (1995), MTV's "Diary," and many others. She also appeared in the fourth season of The Surreal Life (2003) and its VH1 spin-off, The Surreal Life: Fame Games (2007), as well as in films such as Alien Tracker (2003), Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion (2000), Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002), Hunter: Back in Force (2003), and Hunter: Back in Force (2007). (2003). She appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008) in 2008 to overcome personal demons and depression brought on by an abusive relationship and childhood trauma.

In 2009, she published "Paper Doll," a best-selling fashion book. She returned to the world of wrestling with TNA in May 2011, making her debut on the May 12 edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004), and followed it up with one final match at the TNA: Sacrifice (2011) Pay-per-view, where she and Kurt Angle faced Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett. The episode was one of the company's highest-rated in many years. Despite the fact that her TNA match was a one-time deal, Chyna demonstrated to the world that she had turned her life around - she had overcome depression and emotional trauma and was finally where she wanted to be in life.

Backdoor to Chyna (2011), Chyna's first adult video with Vivid Entertainment, was released in June 2011 and sold over a million copies. She claimed that the film helped her regain control of her life, gave her newfound confidence, and helped her get back on her feet. She went on a massive media tour, appearing all over the United States. She began feature dancing in high-end nightclubs, appeared on dozens of radio shows, including Howard Stern on Demand (2005) and ABC radio, and won a Fleshbot Award in November 2011 for her video "Backdoor to Chyna." She starred in A Night at the Silent Movie Theater (2012) and the music video "Gonna Make You Love Me" for the band Lovechild in 2012.

Chyna posing for magazine shoot

She also took part in a candid interview with KayFabe Commentaries, where she talked about everything from her childhood to drugs, porn, and everything in between.

Personal life of Chyna

Despite her professional success, Chyna was apparently a difficult person behind closed doors, with a tenuous hold on her sanity. Stephanie McMahon had no idea she and Triple H were a couple for years—she thought Triple H was the heartbreak kid's boyfriend, making their eventual romance even stranger. In any case, an on-screen romance set up by Vince McMahon between Stephanie and Triple H was clearly obvious to just about anyone with a set or working eyeballs, leaving Chyna in hysterics every night in the locker room because she and Triple H were still living together.

Chyna posing for a photo

However, they split up due to her drug problems. In 2003, she was in a relationship with Sean Waltman, with whom she recorded a tape. After she was arrested for domestic violence in 2005, this relationship also failed.

She had a strained relationship with her family and struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, which led to her death. On April 20, 2016, she died at her home in Redondo Beach, California. She was 46 years old.

Workout and diet plan of Chyna

Let's talk about Chyna's diet and training, because they helped her develop one of the most impressive female athletic physiques of all time.


Chyna worked out nonstop from the time she met the Jersey Shore Synthol ass bag until the end of her WWE career. She approached the gym with the same zeal that Tara Reid has for finfing speedballs and professional bodybuilders display recontentment. Her entire day was devoted to training and eating. Her wrestling sessions were scheduled around her performances and travels, but she was in the gym six days a week.

Chyna followed the typical bodybuilding body part split of the time, hitting everything twice a week and then adding an extra half hour of agony on the Stair mill with an 80lb backpack on days she didn't wrestle. Chyna, like Goldberg, used boxing for conditioning, fitting in an afternoon session when she could. Those two were cut from the same cloth in the sense that their work ethic in the gym translated to enormous physicality in the ring, though Chyna was arguably a far better in-ring worker than Goldberg.


Chyna's meals nearly always included fish or chicken, protein powder, and vitamins. She was obsessive about her diet and exercise, and while her coworkers were out drinking and partying on the road, Chyna was hitting the gym hard and long as a horse cock on Viagra, then going straight to bed after chugging a shake. She was essentially straight-edged—so goddamned driven and focused on her job that she let nothing get in her way. Having said that, she did have a cheat day on Sundays, and she ate whatever she wanted on those days, usually in the form of sweet, delicious carbs like blueberry pancakes, pizza, and apple pie with ice cream.


Wrestling star Chyna died on April 20, 2016, in Redondo Beach, California. According to the autopsy report, she died from a combination of alcohol and drugs. According to a coroner's report, wrestling star Chyna died of a lethal combination of muscle relaxers, pain relievers, and alcohol this spring.

According to a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner report, Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, had taken a combination of alcohol and diazepam, also known as Valium; nordazepam; oxycodone; oxymorphone; and temazepam, a medication used to treat insomnia.

According to the report, Chyna's mother told investigators that her daughter was a "alcoholic who drank cheap wine and was addicted to prescription medication." The 46-year-old had a medical history that included drug abuse.

Chyna feigned a broken neck

The Royal Rumble has seen many wrestlers get hurt and injured. WWE chose to run a prominent fake injury in 2001, less than two years after the tragic death of Owen Hart and neck injury of Droz.

Chyna had only recently returned from a serious injury. She fainted after attempting a springboard back elbow against Ivory in the Women's Championship match. Jim Ross acted out the entire incident, reminding viewers of what happened when Hart died. This sparked outrage among Hart fans, who thought it was in poor taste.

CHYNA’S Breakup with Triple H

Chyna was a significant and enduring star of the Attitude Era. Her break-up with Triple H was traumatic for her, which unfortunately led to real-life issues, which led to the end of her WWE career. Every fan has heard the story: The history of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley was written after her boyfriend inserted himself into a photo shoot with the Boss' daughter.

It seemed out of character for the Ninth Wonder of the World, who had aspired to be an FBI agent, to begin making pornographic films after reaching such heights in WWE.

While there is nothing wrong with this, when you hear people who knew her describe the incident, you realize that it was not only completely unexpected, but also a girl's first blunder after a bad breakup. Drugs were introduced, and the once-powerful Amazon fell into a hole she could never climb out of. She died of an accidental drug overdose on April 17, 2016.

Triple H stated on Steve Austin's WWE Network show a little more than a year before she died that while Chyna deserved to be in the Hall of Fame, the WWE Universe would have issues if they searched for her name and saw her adult movies.

Meanwhile, he broached the subject with a presenter who had been arrested for assaulting his ex-wife, Debra, but was still adored by the universe.

The Cerebral Assassin's response appeared to be a major case of foot in mouth. It was more than likely due to the fact that no one in the WWE hierarchy wanted to give Chyna a live microphone for her award speech. Degeneration X, on the other hand, was finally recognized for her contributions to the organization when she was inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame Class.

Unfortunately, the Ninth Wonder of the World received her just rewards and recognition after her death, but nearly every woman in the current female locker room owes Chyna a debt of gratitude for everything she was able to do and everything her supporters hoped she would have accomplished.

The wrestling star's manager claimed to know how Chyna passed away last week

According to her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, Chyna, real name Joan Marie Laurer, died after combining Ambien and a Valium-like sedative. Chyna had been taking the legally prescribed medications for three weeks, but he claimed she wasn't using them correctly. Anzaldo claimed that her death was the result of an unintentional overdose rather than suicide.

The wrestler's body was discovered last Wednesday, and "you're not going to find 60 tablets in her stomach," according to Anzaldo.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has left the cause of death of the World Wrestling Entertainment star undetermined because toxicology test results may not be available for several months.


Chyna was named "Rookie of the Year" by the Ladies International Wrestling Association in 1996 and 1998, and she was ranked 106th among the top 500 wrestlers by "Pro Wrestling Illustrated."

She was the WWF Women's Champion once and the WWF Intercontinental Champion twice. She's also a former IWF Women's Champion.

She won the AVN Awards for "Best Selling Title of the Year" in 2006 and "Best Celebrity Tape" in 2012 for her roles in "1 Night in China" and "Backdoor to Chyna."


You can't change nothing unless you want to change it, and then if you don't like whatever situation, it is, just grow from it, learn from it, don't let it happen again; Chyna.

Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, was dubbed the "Ninth Wonder of the World" and revolutionized the position of women in professional wrestling; she was the only woman to win the intercontinental championship; a founding member of the groundbreaking wrestling team D-Generation X; a reality TV star; and the author of a best-selling autobiography before passing away young.

Chyna was dubbed "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment." Her accomplishments extended far beyond the wrestling ring and are unknown. Her strong will to win and "survival of the fittest" attitude made her one of the best wrestlers in history before exchanging body slams, modelling for top magazines, and guest-starring on hundreds of shows. She served as a role model to millions of men and women by proving anything is possible, through hard work and determination.