|R.I.P. Chyna Joanie Laurer found dead at age 45|
Chyna Joan Laurer was found dead on the morning of April 20, 2016 at her home in Redondo Beach, California at age 45. A possible overdose, she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.
The world lost a true pionner of the wrestling ring.
- First woman to be in the Royal Rumble (1999).
- Only woman to be a King Of The Ring participant (1999).
- Only woman to be Intercontinental Champion, not once but twice. (1999-2000)
- Ranked #106 in the yearly PWI 500 of the best (male) pro wrestlers in the world of the year 2000. She was age 30.
A real-life superhero, Chyna (Joan Marie Laurer) was 5’10”, 180 pounds of muscle. Chyna wasn’t only the equal of other male pro wrestlers. With all her in-ring accomplishments, Chyna was superior to most male WWF/WWE pro wrestlers of her era. Because she could kick their asses and defeat them one-on-one.