Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, one of the WWE Attitude Era’s most influential women, has passed away at the age of 45.
Redondo Beach Police have released the following statement regarding the passing of former WWE Women’s Champion, Chyna.
Here are some words from fellow wrestlers on Twitter:
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 21, 2016
Chyna was truly a pioneer in women’s wrestling being the first woman to hold a male championship (Intercontinental Championship) as well as the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble. She seemingly fell on hard times in recent years and made some questionable decisions, but wrestling fans will forever remember the impact she left on the industry.