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On this day in history:

April 20th, 2016 | One year ago today, the Ninth Wonder of the World known as Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was found dead in her apartment in Redondo Beach, CA. An autopsy report would later reveal that she died of an overdose of alcohol, anxiety and pain killer drugs. During her time with WWE, Chyna played a key role as one of the original members of D-Generation X when she debuted in 1997. She would go on to be the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble in 1999, become the first (and only) woman to win the Intercontinental Championship and would capture the Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 17 before departing from the company in 2001.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • John Finnie

    GbNf rip soul

  • Moz za

    RIP

  • Chyna was one of my first favorites. She’ll always be special to me. <3 <3 <3 RIP.

  • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

    RIP Chyna

  • Windyhawaii

    I didn’t even realize it had already been a year, RIP Chyna.

  • LaurenYorkStan

    Ummm

  • LaurenYorkStan

    Wow i remember this day so vividly I was sick that day and i found out 12 o clock that morning and then later prince died then this girl who got jumped at ha school died

    • Rose Márie ?

      ” I remember this day so vividly ” it just happen last year……

      • LaurenYorkStan

        OKAY BITCH I’M NOT GONNA REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR YOU OLE DISRESPECTFUL BITCH

      • LaurenYorkStan

        The fuck is wrong with yo bitch ass typing this goofy ass shit. You trying to be fly bitch? Guess what hoe you’re fucking not you raggedy piece of fuck shit you low down fuck slut

  • Rose Márie ?

    It’s been a year already? It just seems like a couple months ago. That’s crazy! Rest in heaven Joanie you are dearly missed.

    • LaurenYorkStan

      BITCH YO DUMB ASS DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT HAPPENED LAST YEAR YOU HYPOCRITICAL BAG OF SLUT SO SHUT YO BITCH ASS UP

      • Rose Márie ?

        Crying, you Kelly fans are crazy.

        • LaurenYorkStan

          BITCH WHO THE FUCK IS EVEN KELLY? BITCH I’M GLAD YO SKANK SLUT ASS IS CRYING HOPE YO PIMP POP YO ASS SO HARD YOU BE CRYING OUT BLOOD YA TRIFLING HOE BAG

          • Rose Márie ?

            You’re weird. Why so mad?

  • LaurenYorkStan

    This skank slut really have a long red pussy in ha username and have busted titties in the avi while typing shit and giving fake ass condolences

  • RIP queen ?

  • Don ???

    RIP ?

  • #VindictiveBitch

    Maybe you should change the name of this article to know it a Today in history post

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Right, because she has already passed. The name of this makes it seem like it just happened.

  • jcott3

    It’s so tragic what became of one of the most truly iconic women in wrestling history. Chyna did so much, but like too many wrestlers, she never figured out what to do with herself after her time in the limelight was done. I hate saying it, but she was a basket case the last decade or so of her life.

    Because of that, I was not surprised when I heard that she had passed. I compared her death to Amy Winehouse in 2011, as everyone made jokes about what she became due to drug/alcohol abuse but when she died, people now asked “Why didn’t anyone try to help her?”

    Hopefully, she has been able to find peace in death that eluded her in life.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Winehouse was constantly under the spotlight for acting out or looking crazy out in public. Chyna’s popularity died majorly after she did that porno tape. I’d say the general public had forgotten who she was up until she passed away. She’s even said in her vlogs that it was because of Triple H slandering her name in interviews everywhere that nobody wanted anything to do with her. While some of that sounds kind of true, the fact that she was constantly “under the influence” you had to take things she said with a grain of salt. But I think she had Vince Russo backing her up on what she was saying for however much that is worth.

      • jcott3

        I don’t think we’ll ever know the full story of what really went on between her, HHH and Stephanie, as most people won’t believe anything Steph & HHH say on the subject, and Chyna was not exactly a reliable narrator. I don’t buy the “HHH slandered her” story, partially because she claimed he abused her, then recanted the story.

        • Kat Love

          Steph and HHH are no angels.

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    Ohh wow it’s been a year now incredible…..
    A great talented woman … I wish someone would have helped her .
    RIP
    CHYNA

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    this is still EXTREMELY SAD. I loved Chyna, she’s one of my all time favs. I miss her :(

  • Marshy

    At least there are wrestling fans of Chyna has choose to remembers the day that Chyna has left us while others has choose to remember the day that Prince has left us and then there are others who chose to remember the deaths of Chyna and Prince. I am one of those who has chose both to remember Chyna and Prince during this time.

  • Dark Heel

    Should of been Chyna, not Beth Phoenix.

    • NY

      The trailer to her new documentary is out and it looks interesting, the last bit where her manager walks into her apartment where they find her dead gave me chills… ofcourse you don’t get to see her actual dead body in the trailer, but it’s almost there. It feels like I got hit on my stomach because I am such a huge fan of her work since I grew up watching this amazing person. God bless her soul.

  • Sable’s Bumps

    so sad :( been a year already??? so so so so sad

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  • Sad that she died in that young age and wwe didn’t put her first on the Hall Of Fame. She has a lot of achievements.

  • Geek God

    First time I’ve ever cried about a celebrity death, RIP G.O.A.T

  • Tina Olsen

    Wow hard to believe that it’s been a year. I remember waking up around 2am and going to Twitter and seeing a bunch of #RIPChyna tweets. I didn’t realize it was our Chyna until I saw tweets from Lita, Trish, Jim Ross and etc. Such a shame how her life turned out.