RIP Joanie Laurer Aka Chyna

The official page of former WWE star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer is reporting the former WWE star has passed away at the age of 45. Laurer’s manager has confirmed she was found dead Wednesday at her home in Redondo Beach, California, but the exact cause of death is unknown at this stage. Sources close to the situation claim Chyna had been on medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation and the possibility of an overdose is being investigated.

She became a wrestling star after debuting in 1995, and her close bond with Triple H saw her become one of the original members of D-Generation X — the famous tag team comprised of herself, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Rick Rude. She was one of the biggest drawcards for WWE, even going on to fight in singles matches against the men. She won several belts, including the Intercontinental championship. Such was her success and popularity she was promoted as the “Ninth Wonder of the World”. Her fame on the wrestling stage helped her branch out into other areas once her career finished.

She appeared on reality TV program The Surreal Life more than a decade ago, then went into the porn industry, releasing six films between 2004-2013. The relationship between Triple H, her former real-life boyfriend, and Stephanie McMahon (with whom Laurer claims he had an affair and then left her for), was a major factor in her dismissal. She left the WWF on November 30, 2001, several months after she had been taken off of television. In 2007, then-WWE employee Jim Ross claimed that she was not fired, but rather chose to leave for personal reasons. Laurer, in a 2015 interview with Vince Russo, stated that after a meeting with Vince McMahon about the Stephanie McMahon situation, she was sent home and was later sent a fax telling her that she was not needed anymore.

In 2002, Laurer joined New Japan Pro Wrestling and made her first appearance at the New Japan Thirtieth Anniversary Show, refereeing a bout between the Steiner Brothers and Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kensuke Sasaki. In September and October 2002, she wrestled several matches for the promotion. During the May 3, 2011, tapings of the May 12 edition of Impact!, Chyna made her TNA debut, introduced by the returning Spike TV network consultant Mick Foley. He introduced her as Kurt Angle’s business associate (she had been previously referred to as his Mistress) and tag team partner at Sacrifice, where they would face Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett. During the taping she also took part in a battle royal, from which she eliminated Jeff.

Pretty Average & Dull Week

This week has been pretty boring to say the least. Well it’s hardly much different from my usual weeks but the only difference is the timings of my work shift and how much time I spend online. With this work shift timings, 1:30 pm to 10:30 pm, I reach home by around 11:30 and watch some tv shows and fall asleep by 1:30 or so but I wake up only by 8:30 am and that gives me about 2 hours to be online. Half hour to rub the sleep from my eyes and go take a leak and brush my teeth and wash my face and then go get some coffee.

Breakfast and another cup of coffee will be while I am at the desk using my laptop and checking Facebook as well as Twitter, Youtube and blogging. That is so little compared to what I am used to. I do lose an hour and a half in the afternoon and an hour in the night going to the office and coming back home, which is something I wish we could adjust by atleast half an hour each way. That remains a distant dream. Anyways, lunch at the office has been distinctly bad – yesterday’s rice and curries were mediocre to be polite – and last night as I was really hungry but didn’t want too much to eat I asked for an egg fried rice but what I got was boiled rice with bits of scrambled eggs in it. And that too overboiled rice!

The good thing about yesterday was that at a meeting we were informed of new processes and businesses coming to the company. They are expanding by taking up another floor which will make it three in this building. Space has been and will continue to be at a premium for a while, as this expansion will be completed only by July. But that means a possible option at a change for me, which I have been wanting since January. I might look for something if it were possible.