Final Four ; her character emerged as a plant from a ringside seat, choking Marlena while Goldust was in the ring with Triple H. She often helped them then, a rising villain cheat to win by physically interfering in matches by executing her trademark low blow to the groin. Following the dissolution of the Corporate Ministry, the villainous Chyna remained at Triple H's side. Intercontinental Champion — [ edit ] In June , Chyna became the first woman to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament. As a result, then "head of authority" Stephanie McMahon -Helmsley declared them co-champions. Aligning with Eddie Guerrero — [ edit ] Chyna at the King of the Ring event on June along with Eddie Guerrero ; during their romance angle Guerrero would often give Chyna flowers before a match as seen here Not long after losing the Intercontinental title, Laurer became the on-screen girlfriend of Eddie Guerrero.
Next Chyna Joan Marie Laurer, who went by the stage name Chyna December 27, April 20, , was one of the best-known and most-popular professional female wrestlers in history. Tall, muscle-bound and raven-haired, she often wrestled against men, and earned the WWE women's championship title. Chyna died at age 45 in Redondo Beach, California. In her bestselling autobiography, "If They Only Knew," she wrote about her early battles with bulimia, and getting into bodybuilding. She also wrote about her love for playing the cello, appreciating "how big and unwieldy it was.
In time a real-life romantic relationship developed between the pair. For good and for worse, her unusual build attracted fans' attention and made her such a hit that WWE changed its rules and allowed mixed gender as opposed to intergender matches for the first time. Chyna herself even won non-women's titles and honors.