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WOMEN'S WRESTLER PROFILES



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Wrestler/Valet: Chyna
Real Name: Joanie Marie Laurer
Legally changed to "Chyna"
Birthday: December 27, 1969
Hometown: Londonderry, NH
Marital Status: Used to date Perry Saturn
Used to date Triple H
Used to date member of NSync
Was engaged to Sean Waltman
Height & Weight: 5'10" & 180 lbs.
Trained by: Killer Kowalski
Debut: 1996
Previous Gimmicks: "9th Wonder of the World"
Finishing Move: The Pedigree
The Powerbomb
Favorite Moves: Double Handspring Back Elbow Smash
Stiff Forearm.
The DDT
Press Slam

Cheap Low Blow
Sleeping jawbreaker
Notable Fueds: Corporation
D-Generation-X
Steve Austin
Mark Henry
Jeff Jarrett
Chris Jericho
Eddie Guerrero
Lita
Ivory

  • International Wrestling Federation Women's title;
  • WWF Intercontinental title;
  • WWF Womans title;


  • In The Beginning:
  • Joanie Laurer left home at age 16, and went to Spain under a UN scholarship..
  • 1987: Joanie Laurer graduated from high school in Spain..
  • 1992: Joanie Laurer graduated from the University of Tampa with a double major in Spanish Literature..
  • Joanie Laurer joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to Costa Rica to teach literacy..
  • After college, Joanie Laurer entered fitness competitions..
  • September 14, 1996: Joanie Laurer competed in the New York City regional of the Fitness America Pageant..

    Getting into the Business:
  • September 28, 1996: Joanie Lee defeated Violet Flame for the IWF (International Wrestling Federation) Women's title..
  • 1996: Joanie Laurer was named the PGWA (Pro Girls Wrestling Association) rookie of the year..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • February 1997 - RAW: Joanie Laurer debuted in the WWF attacking Marlena (Terri) from her seat in the front row!
  • February 1997: It was soon apparent that Laurer (no name yet) was working for Hunter Heurst Helmsley..
  • ~~~Joanie Laurer was given the name "Chyna"..
  • February 1998 - No Way Out: Steve Austin gave Chyna a Stone Cold Stunner..
  • Chyna got involved in a love angle when "Sexual Chocolate" Mark Henry developed a crush on her..
  • Royal Rumble 1999: Chyna turned on Triple H, joining Mr. McMahon's Corporation in the process..
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Chyna made her WWF wrestling debut teaming with Kane to beat Triple H & XPac..
  • March 28, 1999 - Wrestlemania 15: Kane beat Triple H by DQ (Chyna turned on Kane and rejoined HHH & DX)..
  • ~~~In a major swerve later that night, Triple H & Chyna both turned on DX and joined The Corporation!!..
  • Sept-Oct 1999: Chyna continued to support Triple H as a heel, but feuded with Jeff Jarrett as a babyface..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Good Girl:
  • September 2, 1999 - Smackdown!: Chyna defeated Billy Gunn to secure an Intercontinental Title shot..
  • September 26, 1999 - Unforgiven: Jeff Jarrett w/Miss Kitty defeated Chyna by DQ to retain the IC title..
  • October 11, 1999 - RAW: Steve Austin & Jim Ross vs Triple H & Chyna ended in a No Contest after a brawl!
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett & Miss Kitty attacked Chyna and put her in a laundry bin and pushed it off of a ledge with her inside!
  • October 17, 1999 - No Mercy 1999: Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett in a "good housekeeping" match to win the WWF IC Title!
  • ~~~After this match, Miss Kitty (changing her name to The Kat) became Chyna's valet/slave..
  • ~~~Chris Jericho eventually defeated Chyna for the Intercontinental Title..
  • ~~~Chyna & Jericho later became a team through some strange series of events..
  • Wrestlemania 2000: Chyna & Too Cool defeated The Radicalz (Eddie Guerrero/Perry Saturn/Dean Malenko)..
  • Raw after Wrestlemania: Chyna turned on Jericho, allowing Eddie Guerrero to capture the European title..
  • August 5, 2000: The Chyna comic book is released..
  • Summerslam 2000: Chyna & Eddie Guerrero defeated Trish Stratus & Val Venis (Due to special stip, Chyna wins the IC title)..
  • September 21, 2000 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero asked Chyna to marry him, and Chyna accepted!!
  • September 25, 2000: Playboy released the November issue featuring Chyna on the cover and a revealing pictorial..
  • Chyna caught Eddy cheating on her and dumped him, siding with "The One" Billy Gunn..
  • January 2001: Chyna's best selling book "If They Only Knew" was released.
  • Wrestlemania X-7: Chyna defeated Ivory to win the WWF Womans Title..
  • Judgment Day 2001: Chyna defeated Lita to retain the WWF Womans Title..
  • June 2001: Joanie Laurer and the WWF hit a roadblock in contract negotiations.
  • November 30, 2001: Joanie Laurer's WWF contract runs out and she vacates the Women's championship..

    Life after WWF:
  • Joanie Laurer is fully lisenced to compete in boxing..
  • Joanie Laurer jumped onto the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster, possibly on a full time basis..
  • Joanie Laurer signed on to fight Joey Buttafuco in FOX's second Celebrity Boxing show..
  • Joanie Laurer was defeated by Joey Buttafuco on FOX Celebrity Boxing..
  • New Japan's 30th Anniversary show in Tokyo: Laurer officiated The Steiner Brothers vs Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kensuke Sasaki..
  • September 6, 2002 - NEW JAPAN: Joanie Laurer/Justin McCully/Shane defeated Masahito Kakihara/Jushin Liger/Yuji Nagata..
  • September 16, 2002 - NEW JAPAN: Justin McCully & Joanie Laurer def. Wataru Inoue & Osamu Nishimura..
  • October 14, 2002 - NJPW: Masahiro Chono defeated Joanie Laurer in a Dissappointing match..
  • October 26, 2002 - NJPW: Kenzo Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Great (Fake) Muta & Joanie Laurer by COUNTOUT..

    Private Life:
  • November 14, 2002: Joanie Laurer announced on her website that she had become engaged to Sean Waltman..
  • August 1, 2003: Joanie Laurer allegedly filed a restraning order against Sean Waltman after claiming he assulted her..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action:
  • February 2004: Joanie Laurer signed with TNA to compete under the name "Chyna Doll" and start a program with Jonny Fairplay..
  • February 17, 2004: TNA announced that Joanie Laurer would not be appearing on the PPV due to "unforeseen circumstances"..
  • ~~~Reports circulated that Chyna was upset and thought TNA was only bringing her in to put Trinity over..

    Private Life:
  • March 4, 2004: Joanie Laurer and her band The Chynna Dolls are debuting at the Roxy Theater on Sunset Blvd..
  • July 24, 2004: Joanie Laurer was a judge at the "World's Most Beautiful Transsexual contest" in Las Vegas..
  • August 2004: Joanie Laurer announced that she has found a distributor to sell a Sex Tape with her and Sean Waltman..
  • August 2004: Joanie Laurer played at a UPW show in California and get heavily booed and heckled by the ruthless fans..
  • January 2006: Joanie Laurer & Sean Waltman's sex video dubbed "1 Night in China" was awarded the Top Selling Title of the Year..
  • ~~~This award was given at the Adult Video News Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada on 1/7..
  • November 2007: Joannie Lauer announced on her MySpace page that she has now officially changed her name to Chyna..


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