The wrestling world was saddened by the news late last night that WWE pioneer Chyna, was found dead at her apartment in Redondo Beach, California. After going a couple of days missing, Chyna’s body was found by a friend, and police were called to the scene.
What can I say, Chyna’s contributions to the world of wrestling are immense. Never has there been such a dominant female figure in the world of pro wrestling. Her accomplishments speak for themselves; 2 time Intercontinental Champion (only female to do so), Women’s Champion, Royal Rumble entrant and so many other tremendous achievements. A Hall of Fame induction is an absolute must, as never has the WWE universe laid eyes on such a dominant woman.
This article will celebrate the life of Chyna by looking at some lesser known facts you may not have known about the 9th Wonder of the World. From majoring in Spanish Literature to finishing last in Body Building Competitions, this article will shed some light on things you may not have been aware of. Here are 13 things you never knew about WWE’s Chyna. Enjoy!
13 Before the WWE: Belly Dancer to Flight Attendant
12 Bodybuilding Career
11 Almost Signed with WCW
10 Vince McMahon Initially Wasn’t a Fan
9 Triple H and Shawn Michaels Paved the Way
8 Origins of Her Name
7 Wrestled in Japan and TNA Wrestling
6 Best Selling Author
5 Almost appeared in Terminator
4 Majored in Spanish Literature
3 Rehab at 16
2 Released Against Her Own Will
1 A Pioneer in the Wrestling Business
To put it quite simply, Chyna was an innovator in the wrestling business. Her accomplishments will never be duplicated. Some of her groundbreaking accomplishments include the first ever female entrant at the Royal Rumble in 1999, first ever female King of the Ring entrant, first ever female WWE Championship number one contender (which she would eventually lose to Mankind), and the first ever female two-time Intercontinental Champion. Chyna will go down in history as the most dominant female in WWE history.
Her legacy will last forever in the hearts of millions of wrestling fans all over the world. Thank you, Chyna!
Sources: yahoo.com, wwe.com
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