WOMEN'S WRESTLER PROFILES
||Joanie Marie Laurer
Legally changed to "Chyna"
||December 27, 1969
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.
||"9th Wonder of the World"
||Double Handspring Back Elbow Smash
Cheap Low Blow
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..
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..
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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