American wrestler
Country: USA

Biography of Chyna

Joan Marie Laurer, known professionally as Chyna, was an American professional wrestler. She was born on December 27, 1969, in Rochester, New York. Chyna had a passion for fitness and participated in Miss Fitness competitions during her training. Although she did not win the main prize, her dedication and hard work paid off in her wrestling career.


Chyna made her debut in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in early 1997. She appeared on RAW alongside The Game and attacked Goldust's valet, Marlena. This event changed the role of women in wrestling as they began actively interfering in matches instead of simply standing at ringside. Chyna quickly became known for her fearlessness and willingness to intervene in any match, helping The Game secure his biggest victory in 1997, when he became the King of the Ring.


Chyna was trained by Killer Kowalski, the same trainer as her former boyfriend, Perry Saturn, and her then-boyfriend The Game (Paul Levesque). She continued to participate in Miss Fitness competitions during her training but never won the main prize.

Her first match in WWF was an 8-man tag team match against The Legion of Doom and The Disciples of Apocalypse. Chyna later became part of the D-Generation X group alongside The Game and Shawn Michaels. She played a significant role in any title match involving DX.

Chyna's character evolved over time, and she even had a romantic storyline with Mark Henry from the Nation of Domination. However, their relationship took a comedic turn when Chyna tricked Henry by introducing him to a transvestite, whom he mistook for her.

In November 1998, Chyna underwent a plastic surgery operation on her face, including her jaw and cheekbones. She continued to be a dominant force in the wrestling world, participating in various storylines and matches.

Chyna made history in October 1999 when she became the first woman to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship. She defeated Jeff Jarrett at the No Mercy pay-per-view, solidifying her status as one of the top female wrestlers in the industry.

Throughout her career, Chyna faced numerous opponents, including Chris Jericho, Triple H, and The Rock. She was known for her strength and unique wrestling style, often overpowering her opponents with her size and physicality.

Chyna's career in WWF ended in 2001, and she went on to make appearances in other promotions and pursue other ventures outside of wrestling. Tragically, Chyna passed away on April 20, 2016, at the age of 46.

Despite the ups and downs of her personal life, Chyna will always be remembered as one of the most influential and groundbreaking female wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling. Her contributions to the industry paved the way for future female wrestlers and changed the perception of women in the sport.