It’s hard to imagine as a wrestling fan the great titans, amazons, and legends of the squared circle we once knew disappear. They retire, fade into obscurity, or give way to the new guard… And the only time we’ll ever hear from them again is when they make a dramatic comeback, or they suddenly pass on to the great unknown.
Sadly, the latter bit is what happened to former WWE wrestler and Amazon Joanie Laurer… Better known to the world and wrestling fans as “Chyna” – the muscular girl who is a founding member of the popular 90’s Attitude Era group “D-Generation X” and is herself a champion in her own right. The former wrestler’s own official Facebook page broke the sad news first, which was then picked up and relayed by several other news sites and sources, including WWE themselves.
It is indeed sad to lose an icon and legend just as she was mounting a possible comeback after being gone for so long. R.I.P Joanie… You’ll always be the “Ninth Wonder of the World” to fans who remember you as Chyna.