Originally posted by Chyna's FB pageIt is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.
Details will be forthcoming, I'm sure, but considering this just got announced less than half an hour ago...
You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"And this has been your Comfortable with his Sexuality Update." (Stefonics)
Unfortunately one of those "A shock, but not really" situations. Seems she just never found the stability she needed.
No matter what happened with her after her WWE departure, she was a trailblazer, probably the first (modern era) woman who was over without being all about sex appeal. She was unique in look and found a way to made it work for her. As bad ass bodyguard to DX and then Eddie's mamacita she was awesome.
If Chyna wasn't essentially black balled she might have gotten some of help she needed. Her imprint wasn't much smaller than some who constantly get help and was certainly bigger than a lot of others who do as well. I thought she was as coll as anybody at the time. It's a sad story made sadder by her unique situation.
I guess now she can go to the HOF with HHH accepting it. I figured they would never let her back, because of the porn, yet they should have done the HOF while she was alive or randomly show up on a Raw.
There's some truth to that, but the reason she was never put in the HOF was Chyna had obvious emotional and substance issues after leaving WWE (and likely befoer.) This is a weird sentence to type, but saying the porn movies were keeping her out of the HOF was a polite way to distract people from the uglier reality. She wasn't in the HOF because they didn't believe she could get thru the whole weekend without an embarrassing sad moment, and the WWE HOF is much more about creating happy moments than getting the right people in it.
There probably should still be some embarrassment to WWE that she passed away so young, but we don't know what they did or did not try to do. All we know is she was a person who clearly needed help for years, and couldn't find it or couldn't accept it.
Originally posted by KevintripodChyna's last video -
yeah. I watched that on the TMZ site. Not too pretty
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Originally posted by Mr Heel III believe she's not in the HOF because they were afraid of the potential she had to do something horrible and embarrassing while still alive and they didn't want to end up associated with that.
Now that she's gone, they'll honor her.
HHH explicitly said, on the Stone Cold Podcast, that she wasn't getting in the Hall of Fame because Googling her brought up her porn career and PG WWE couldn't allow that. Her death isn't going to change that.
It took 4 years for Randy Savage to be inducted following his death. I don't see Chyna getting in any time in the near future.