Chyna Wants to Return to WWE

Former WWE icon Chyna revealed some major news today in an appearance on The Howard Stern Show — she wants to return to the WWE!

Chyna, who has had a busy year with a guest spot in TNA and a fledgling career in pornography, reveals that she wrote a letter to Vince McMahon asking if he’s ready to put their history behind them and do business together. Chyna says she’s constantly asked about returning to the company by fans.

Watch the clip below:

Thoughts: The former Intercontinental and Women’s Champion had one of the biggest fanbases and cross-over success of any female star in the industry. I think there’d certainly be money to be made in her returning to a WWE ring, but whether WWE would be interested is a whole different question. Whether the messy ending with Triple H and Stephanie could be overlooked for the sake of business leaves a big question mark. However, Bret Hart did return despite the Montreal Screwjob. With Chyna’s foray into porn and WWE now being PG, it doesn’t look like they’re quite a fit, but to see Chyna back in a WWE ring — even just once — would be a sight to see.

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  • Lanoom

    Nope.

    That is all.

  • Fer

    Good luck not getting a contract, porn star.

    • MickieFan226

      LMAO!

  • MysteryMan

    It’s never going to happen. She has personal issues with HHH and Stephanie. She also has a bad “PR” image. One Night in Chyna… ‘Nuff Said.

  • Devin-Dash

    Bury the hatchet, put the woman into the Hall of Fame, just keep her out of the ring. Please. Not interested.

    • http://youtube.com/kingofthegames95 Hasnan

      seconded.

  • Juan

    Does any one want DOD & Chyna *the wrestlers* vs Kelly/Eve/Alicia *the models* at SS??? It can happen .. but NO

    Isn’t chyna getting some porn award or sumthing??? LOL it’s pg now chyna!!! If she does return they will probaly use her like gail kim or jillian

    • Fer

      I don’t think she could ever win an award for porn.
      Except creepiest porn actress, this one I can see her winning.

      • Juan

        chyna is getting a porn award… go to wrestlezone

        • Fer

          If she is, I’d like to ask for the closure of this planet…

        • HeyChrissy

          Former pro-wrestling champion Chyna, who made her official debut as an adult star in Vivid’s runaway hit movie “Backdoor to Chyna,” will receive the “Mainstream to Porn Crossover Award” at the Fleshbot Awards on Friday, Nov. 11th in NYC.

    • norisclouds

      I was just saying this, it would be a women wrestling fantasy if everyone was healthy in shape and free of ring rust. Imagine this, Trish, Lita and Chyna (TLC as faces) vs Natalya, Beth and Tamina (DoD).

      Tag team elimination match! Ugh we’ll never see it.

      • _Bryan_

        no disqualification elimination. derp.

        • norisclouds

          “BAH GAWD KING, BETH PHOENIX JUST HIT CHYNA OVER THE HEAD WITH A STEAL CHAIR–SHE’S NOT EVEN FLINCHING! CHYNA JUST LAUGHED IT OFF!”

          “My God, Lita’s going to the top of that ladder–she’s doing–she’s doing a Litacanrana on Natalya!”

          “Trish just did the Stratusfaction on Tamina! Right through that table! BAH GAWD!”

          Ok lol I know it’s mean and unfair to make all the new people lose in this fantasy scenario, but too bad–it’s my dream wrestling match and I can make TLC win if I want.

        • _Bryan_

          hahahhahah, totally. i can so see chyna doing a low blow to tamina, and to everyone’s surprise she cries in pain. chyna : “whos a man now bitches!”
          OH MAH GAWD KING… MY GOD THE LOW BLOW, DEVASTATING

        • norisclouds

          The only thing I can’t figure out is who the last two women left in the ring should be…maybe Chyna and Beth and they would fight to a stalemate, throwing each other through the announce table or off the stage…well, at least someone can make it happen in the video games.

        • _Bryan_

          yes! or maybe chyna and nattie. some of the spots would be incredible. can so see chyna gorilla press slamming nattie through a table, or nattie using a chair for a submission.

        • norisclouds

          @_Bryan_ omg sharpshooter with a steel chair…maybe we can even have Trish to a Thez Press from Chyna’s shoulders, or Lita use Chyna as a launching pad for a flying cross body to the outside.

        • _Bryan_

          the possibilities are endless……

        • Raekon

          While Chyna and Beth are the last two in the ring going at it, Kharma runs down the ramp, jumps into the ring and takes out both. ^_^
          More than dream scenario!
          It would be the match of the history and overshadow even orton and cena for sure so… never going to happen. :(

        • _Bryan_

          hahaha, guess someone is huge kharma fan? :p

        • perceval

          “hahahhahah, totally. i can so see chyna doing a low blow to tamina, and to everyone’s surprise she cries in pain. chyna : “whos a man now bitches!””

          One of the least believable bits of Chyna no selling was not even selling THAT. A woman gets hit THERE, it’s gonna hurt, no matter how tough and strong she is.

          Notice later Divas always sold it if they got hit there just like the men did.

        • _Bryan_

          @ perceval – im sry but why is it you post the most unnessessary things when they are not even true.
          she got low blowed probably once by chris jericho – and for storyline purposes she wasnt going to ‘complain’ or sell because it was about proving she is a woman not a man.
          and of course they would sell it in the future, because it wasnt about storyline like chyna’s attempts were – or to prove a piont. thats completely different to ” no selling”

  • Williambitious

    I would love to see her… not sure if it would happen though.

  • MickieFan226

    Jeez! Don’t know what to say …

    Doubt Vince would take her back but I guess it’s worth trying? Good luck, Chyna.

  • Timalee

    Chyna was my first favorite diva. I started back in Late 97 (born 96). And I loved Chyna, and then Trish..and then it went to strictly Trish. I hope Chyna returns. Chyna in DOD…or Chyna vs Kharma

  • HeyChrissy

    WOOO LAWD!I already know these comments are going to be full of SHADE.Let the games begin.

    • squared.circle

      It already is…look above, lol.

      • Devin-Dash

        LMAO!

  • Juan

    WAIT! She wrote a letter to Mr.Mcmahon?? Chyna would probaly suck dick to get his approbal!

    • Juan

      **approval

    • _Bryan_

      sigh.

      • norisclouds

        I know…pretty gross the things people will say about a woman in the sex industry…honestly guys…on a site for women’s wrestlers you’d think everyone could be more respectful.

        • _Bryan_

          when people can hide behind a computer screen and say stupid things like this with no consequences, nothing is really going to change.

    • laqisha

      I think this the first time I’ve read “dick” on DD.

      • DjayDay

        I just died XD

  • http://artwillgohere.wordpress.com/ AmyR

    Awww to late now. They didn’t want anything to do with Isis the Amazon because of her tame fetish picks; I find it hard to believe they will take Chyna back.

    I would like to be pleasantly surprised though.

    • Fer

      Isis herself said the issue wasn’t that, it was that she didn’t feel ready to perform to a large audience since she still couldn’t even bump correctly. She asked for some time at FCW and they said no.

  • velvelove

    ew
    she thinks she can come back after porn and tna?
    those are the two biggest nono’s of wwe
    after murdering someone of course lol

    • perceval

      TNA, you can come back from. People have. It’s not like TNA is exactly a competitor. It’s more the place you go after WWE has released you. Vince can’t begrudge people for making a living.

      The hardcore porn in the current kid friendly environment, on the other hand…

  • squared.circle

    Please. I know some of y’all watch porn. LEAVE CHYNA ALONE!

    LOL, i’m kidding. Well, sort of.

    • http://divaderby.net/ DivaDerby

      Part of the problem is that the porno came off as a desperate attempt for money. If she was in shape and looked good in the porn, then there would be a little room for her to say she was ok with it. But, she looked HORRIBLE in it. It was an embarrassment. Which is why I don’t expect the WWE to sign her again.

      • squared.circle

        I, too, would be very surprised if WWE signed her again.

        I don’t really follow Chyna, but if she chooses to do porn, then so be it. Sex work is labour after all, and a lucrative industry at that. I know some people judging her consume porn as well. Come on, folks.

        • perceval

          The concern is, 1, She could have done so much more with her life, and 2, her history of drug addiction. Porn is an industry that… isn’t good to be in if you’re a recovering addict.

        • squared.circle

          True, but it turned out the way it did, and nothing on a message board can change that. Chyna has the right to self-determination. Sometimes, the only way for addicts to recover is to hit rock bottom. She’s been through a lot in her life and porn certainly isn’t the worst thing that has or will happen to her.

        • perceval

          Yeah, but… When Chyna REALLY hit bottom, when she was demonstrating her worst trainwreck behavior, was when she has partying with porn stars. It’s not so much the job, but the environment that has me concerned for her well being.

        • squared.circle

          Much of the entertainment industry is like this. I’m not advocating self-sabotaging behaviour, and I don’t dispute that the environment could serve to enable her addiction. I just feel that if Chyna has decided to engage in this type of work, that’s her decision, and I respect her right to make it. As a recovering addict, she has to decide what directions she’s going to take to avoid going back to those habits. Logically, avoiding not only porn, but the entertainment industry in general, would be best for her. That’s not always the easiest option. As I said before, I don’t follow Chyna, but she seems to be in a relatively better place now. We can only hope that she can/will take care of herself.

  • Juan

    Chyna has as much of a chance of going back to the WWE as Rosa has a chance of being Divas Champion

    • HeyChrissy

      So she has a chance then?

      • perceval

        You beat me to it. :)

  • xXxUniquelyiXxX

    This could bring a lot of attention to the divas division. But i doubt she will be accepted after doing Porn & TNA.

  • http://divaderby.net/ DivaDerby

    I have zero interest in her. Look at her old matches, she’s sloppy. We have Beth now that is younger, hotter and much better in the ring. I have no interest in her return, mainly because she’s going to use up the little time the divas have. Let the new girls shine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xxtesxx TommyStarstruck

    It would be PERFECT for her to come back now- Comeback as an ally of Kevin Nash. They could kayfabe with Chyna, Triple H, Stephanie and get MAJOR heat.

    Chyna could have a couple of matches- maybe win the Divas Title once just to lost it to Kharma in the most epic bout. Kharma VS Chyna

    Chyna could pass the torch to a new generation of ‘Diva’ and could be back in “good graces” of WWE and be in the Hall of Fame eventually. GREAT IDEA.

    Chyna is the undefeated Women’s Champion, 2x Intercontinental Champion, Only Woman to be #1 Contender for WWE Title, King of The Ring, Royal Rumble…. That’s Hall of Fame worthy by ANY means.

    • xXxUniquelyiXxX

      Agrees

    • Fer

      If she ever returns, I agree that she should alligned with Nash, because both are enormously overrated, were always sloppy and can do even less in the ring now.

      • Stuff

        they could be a tag team and pursue tag team championship

  • xAJLeeNerdx

    LOL!

  • Auph10imitated

    She looked like she could careless when she was in TNA, I wouldnt have her back fulltime but a one off for the pop would be fun, but Chyna is definatley the woman with the least chance of ever coming back to the WWE thats still alive.

  • Marshy

    Lately with Madusa and Chyna are trying to put their names out there for us the wrestling fans to knowledge them,when Madusa had made comment about the match between Beth Phoenix VS Eve at last month Pay per View and now Chyna wants to return to WWE that it has gotten the fans talking.

  • Jamal

    No please. Last thing we need is another slow stiff. LOL Besides, Beth Phoenix is a better Chyna than Chyna ever was.

    • norisclouds

      Victoria also was a better Chyna than Chyna ever was TBH…both Beth and Victoria are far superior to her in wrestling ability and fulfilled a similar niche, playing better characters than she did.

      • _Bryan_

        i would have to disagree. yes, better technical wrestlers, but chyna was such a dynamic character, she got so over, and thats what makes better “wrestlers”. many say if titles were determines by technical ability, then everyone could be champion. of course, you still need to look believeable (and she did), but a good 50% of what makes you a good wrestler is your way to display your character.

        • norisclouds

          It’s not that I don’t like Chyna it’s just that in my opinion she really wasn’t that great.

          Mic Skills? No. She did manage to deliver scripted lines, but IMO her delivery was not that great. It’s like Sable–and I actually agree with Cornette on this: sure she can say a catchphrase, but her voice did her no favors and her delivery was often wooden and weak.

          Presence? Yes. Definitely had presence in the ring, you took notice when she was there, and this was partly due to that history she had with DX and her unique look. She was muscle bound, dark-haired and tall, with outrageous dominatrix like outfits and it was great to see her run around the ring with the men as a potential threat.

          Great Character? Sure…but I felt her character was more of a result of her role in DX, not necessarily from an individual animus. That’s not a knock against her though–she was definitely something brand new when she came along, like Luna Vachon, she was unique.

          Those admissions aside, I just don’t think she was that great. I do think Victoria played a better character than her. I think Beth Phoenix played a better character than her. I think both women are victims of booking and as a result have never gotten the incredible push Chyna did in 1999-2000. She was remarkable in the opportunities that she got–you could feasibly see Chyna competing for the World Title, despite her slowness in the ring, her inferior technical skill because she was *booked* that way…even if she was shown to win many of her matches after executing the dreaded low-blow. If they booked Victoria, Shaniqua the Amazon, Beth Phoenix, or Jazz that way, we’d buy that too. All they’d have to do is no-sell and be allowed to work their way through a match. There was even a time-period where the men on the roster sold for Lita.

          Her impact on professional wrestling is undeniable. She was immensely popular when she was around, and she had fans and held their interest. I loved her as a kid–thought she was fantastic, but once I started looking at other wrestlers, the circumstances surrounding her, learned more about booking, I just became much less impressed with her as an individual performer. I’m not saying she wasn’t important to the history of professional wrestling or women in professional wrestling, it’s just that in my opinion her character, ability and charisma are overrated.

        • _Bryan_

          i never said you were wrong, imo i just thought she brought something completely different and exciting.
          mic skills? i thought she was very very good on the mic tbh, watch her promo with triple h when they were agains eachother. that blows anything sable did in her push period. i thought she was very strong there, of course sometimes was a bit off, but everyone is here and there. i thought her promos with rtc were very strong too, but maybe im wrong, just my opinion
          presence; definetely, i think she was noticed regardless of dx even though that broke her in. when she was with eddie everyone still notices here
          character; again, definetely – i dont think dx really gave her a character, i think that really shined when she was with eddie and fueding with chris. it gave her more of a presence – the bodyguard, say nothing powerhouse
          im not sure what you are trying to say in the next piont, but i agreed with you as far as technical ability. perhaps they could have been booked that way, but only chyna was and therefore only she had the impact. whether she was as good as them? probably not.
          thats your opinion that she was overrated and thats fine. nothing to complain about here, but think about this; isnt everyone overrated? is trish really that good? or was she just booked that way? was lita that great of a wrestler? to me, everyone is booked over thier ability in wreslting (to a degree) and something about chyna in wrestling makes me wish she would come back, regardless of whether she was overbooked or overrated.

        • norisclouds

          @ _Bryan_ I wish she would get better and come back too.

          Honestly, it’s just down to my personal opinion of her in the ring and as a character. I’m making subjective observations, not saying anything about the way I feel is an objective fact. So, I accept that my view may very well be wrong, but it doesn’t diminish her importance to the industry or the fact that I would mark out like I was 12 years old again if she came back.

      • perceval

        “Victoria also was a better Chyna than Chyna ever was TBH”

        Yep. Victoria had the dark haired dominant Amazon look, PLUS she had the in ring and mic skills, the speed and flexibility. Her matches looked REAL in the hits she delivered and took. Her 2002-03 feud with Trish MADE the Women’s Division and put it on the upper card, leading to one of the best Women’s Championship matches ever at Wrestlemania 19.

        • _Bryan_

          comparing completely two different characters and women. chyna was against men, victoria against women. i loved them both, but for different reasons. besides, chyna brought victoria into the industry.

        • norisclouds

          @_Bryan_ that’s probably why they were so similar in terms of look and build; Chyna did tell her that they needed “more women like her” in the WWE. I do think if Victoria had been booked as a threat towards men and women things could have been different.

          Really though, let’s talk about Chyna here. She was unique and had opportunities no woman in the WWE will ever have again. I am 100% confident in saying this, even if Kharma returns (by the way, I wish she’d been paid a good wage and been able to stay in TNA because can you imagine Awesome Kong vs Kurt Angle??).

          Honestly, I think they don’t book women with men because male wrestlers feel threatened by them and don’t like to sell moves for them. There’s some feeling among the male talent, according to JR who agrees with this–that it cheapens pro-wrestling to an incredibly unrealistic, artificial level, when a man has to sell the offense of a female. Dean Malenko hated having to sell for the women–even though he was professional about it and did not complain. I’m pretty sure Jericho hated having to work with Chyna because of her apparent attitude problems backstage, and to be honest there might have been a bit of a resentment there. Jericho has wrestled all over the world and that feud against Chyna did nothing to get him over in the company.

          Chyna was also involved with HHH and friends with HBK, having been brought in by them. HHH and HBK had political leverage backstage. Add all of that together and it isn’t a good recipe for the male workers to like you. I’m sure, as Lita insinuated, that Chyna may have had a hard time dealing with the attitudes of her male co-workers when she was fighting for her spot because of her gender.

          By contrast, the guys didn’t mind working with Amy and respected her a great deal, because she had an Indie background and was doing crazy bumps near every night. Also, while she was green, she displayed an athletic prowress unheard of for women doing things that “even a lot of cruiserweights wouldn’t do” according to JBL/JR. However, men were never required to really sell for Lita in the same way they did for Chyna. I’m sure that ruffled a lot of feathers for the guys backstage. Plus, Chyna seemed to be an independent, I want to be taken seriously, type of person. Not that Lita wasn’t, but I can see her fellow wrestlers giving her a hard time for that. I’m going off on a tangent here so I’ll wrap it up because I’m speculating.

          I really wonder what specific factors there were, be it look, association, popularity, etc…that led to Chyna becoming the first woman booked as a serious contender alongside men. There were other women who certainly had similar qualities years later, but they never broke through into the men’s division.

          Part of me wonders if this never happened again after she left because because creative was determined not to have another Chyna because of the problems it created within the booking team. You build a woman up to face men, she wins the IC Title, and then what–you put her in the women’s division where she squashes the women? You don’t want her to actually win the WWE title (apparently Vince and Co didn’t, even though I think Chyna would have been great as at least a transitional champion)

          So by the laws of pro-wrestling, if any woman beats Chyna that means they should be able to get the IC Title, or be in RR, or be a contender for the WWE title, and already Chyna doing this left the men backstage with a certain degree of resentment…so did they just trash the idea of ever doing that with a woman again? If she stayed, do you think she could have gotten the WWE title, or the WHC, or do you think she would’ve been pushed out anyway because of HHH/Steph, lack of booking mobility, etc…

        • _Bryan_

          yeah i agree with the first thing you said.
          as far as the guys having to sell for her, i have seen planty of interviews and not one has really complained about selling for chyna, even bob holly. triple h did, billy gunn did and so did road dogg. of course there were some, but generally not all hated selling for her. as far as jericho, she really kept him in the company (talked about this before). before chyna, he was put down to jobber status after his huge promo with the rock because management and vince hated the way he wrestled (not the wwf way). regardless of whether she had attitude problems, he became champion, and never really looked back.
          as far as lita, perry saturn stated he hated working with her because she thought she could interfere in how the match was done for her own spots. you are speculating yes, and in fact really not many guys didnt mind working with chyna despite popular belief.
          as far her ‘factors’ it was really because she was so tight politically, they gave her free reign. she played smart, and really “catuplted herself ahead of her time” (jim cornette)
          as far as no one else after her, i think because no one like her had her spot. wwf was losing to wcw, and they were willing to try anything and everything. chyna was a typical case of right place right time; now that “the wwe is wrestling” they dont need to experiment like that again.
          and thats why they backed themselves into a corner with her in the womens division, really stupid idea. if lita could beat chyna then whats to say she couldnt win the intercontinental champ? thats why she had to bury the women (generally) otherwise it wouldnt make sense; the idea was not smart at all.
          in the end, i think when women came in who were stronger she would have wrestled then (jazz, victoria) – but that still begs the question that they could then win a mans belt? i doubt she would have been kept long, the whole drama woudl eventually pushed her away (it did), and since being put in the womens division, there would be no way of her winning the wwe belt; her use on 2001 was just stupid.

        • norisclouds

          @_BRYAN_ I’m not speculating about Dean Malenko. It is true that he didn’t like selling for women in general, but was always a professional as far as working for them was concerned. Jericho did have some unkind words for Chyna in his book. In fact, Jericho said his career was almost killed by working with her. He said he hated working with her repeatedly, that’s no secret. Perry Saturn did complain about Lita, but I think that’s more because he (like other men) simply did not like working with the women. Other men in the locker room generally got a long well with her. It’s Chyna that all of the stories about guys not liking her and not wanting to sell for her are about. I’ve listened to a few of the shoot interviews myself, (and I’m not talking Sean Waltman).

        • _Bryan_

          i never said you were speculating about dean malenko – but he is only one of a few.
          as far as chris jericho – i stick with what i said above
          perry saturn actually said she was fine to work with “easy”, he had no problems with chyna. but lita on the other hand….yeah. so it wasnt really a ‘working with women is benath me’ capacity.
          “It’s Chyna that all of the stories about guys not liking her and not wanting to sell for her are about. I’ve listened to a few of the shoot interviews myself, (and I’m not talking Sean Waltman).”
          i dont really understand this…the only thing i heard about chyna against some of the guys is that some would hit her too hard or be stiff with her – those would have been the minority like chris jericho or dean.

        • norisclouds

          @_BRYAN_ No offense, but you tend to stick to what you want to hear. I’ve been willing to concede misunderstanding or not knowing something–but Jericho EXPLICITLY said that working with Chyna was a mess and nearly killed his career several times. He is hands-down one of the best wrestlers to set foot in the WWE ring and has wrestled all over the world for various promotions. The guy knows his stuff. If he says she was crap to work with I take his word for it. If you say Perry Saturn thought Lita was horrible and hated working with her I take your word on that and won’t argue about it. On the other hand if I flat out tell you that Y2J said that about Chyna “you stick by what you said?”

          That weakens your credibility to me…

        • _Bryan_

          well im just saying, isnt it odd that “one of the best wrestlers” is the only one to bas chyna for working with her. much stiffer workers like saturn and holly said it was fine to work with her. i think its odd that that much hate is still there after 10 years. and i think there is more behind it. im not going of what ive heard – more of what i see. look when he debuted – it was huge. wait? where did he go? worked as a jobber for about 3 months, then agreed to the opportunity to work with chyna, since then he never looked back. has he ever been a jobber since? nope. frankly, i think jericho was almost at breaking piont – and probably hated working with chyna, or he saw it as an embarrassment; otherwise why would such “she was so hard to work with” be communicated 10 years later when she was suffering from many problems (at the time) the whole thing is absurd to me.
          i never said i disgareed with your statement about jericho – not at all i know he said it. im looking about why he would say that – and show that chyna actually gave him a platform to which he never looked back. of course im not denying what he said! he wrote it in his book haha. what i THINK of the statement is above; i thought thats what i was putting across earlier – my bad.

    • Raekon

      Beth NEVER got the reaction chyna got and never will.
      So you can’t say she is the better one.
      Chyna wrestled in the indies and in japan aswell and she did great.

      • _Bryan_

        exactly, there are plenty reasons for both of them – but beth was never as big as chyna was and therefore not the better “wrestler”, regardless of beths capabilities in the ring. chyna brought a whole new dynamic – and drew much more than beth has or most likely ever will

      • norisclouds

        I don’t think we should compare crowd reactions as proof. Chyna benefited from the way she was booked and presented as soon as she came in. It was a different era, and she formed a stable with a growing star and one of the most popular guys in the company, who was the main face of the WWF for years before turning heel. Now, if Beth were in a DX like stable (in terms of overness and mainstream popularity) acting as an enforcer, interfering in men’s matches and attacking the guys before going into a single run where she was booked against men as a #1 contender for the WWE title and got lukewarm/half-hearted reactions in the process, then yes.

        They are from two different times, Beth Phoenix would not be possible if not for someone like Chyna breaking into the business and being booked against the men. That is a fact, no Chyna = no Beth Phoenix. You are correct, the two are hardly comparable, but in my view for many different reasons.

        • _Bryan_

          well crowd reactions is proof enough dont you think? beth as never got a reaction like chyna. did people ever leave to go to the bathroom during any of chynas matches? highly doubt it. of course she beififtted from the way she was booked, anyone does. whats doesnt matter..what iff beth did this? whats if beth did that? it doesnt matter. fact is she didnt, chyna did and will most likely be the only person to do so. therfore, we can only accept chyna in that role, and not beth because she wasnt there. if that were to happen, then who knows, but it hasnt yet.
          i just think they arent comparable purely because what they have done within the biusness. if it was the other way round they would still not be comparable

        • norisclouds

          @_BRYAN_ No crowd reactions are not enough. Crowd reactions depend on booking, ability and storylines. Beth has gotten explosive crowd reactions when she’s demonstrated her strength by picking up more than one woman or a man, but she hasn’t been integral to storylines throughout the canvas of the show, from main-event to mid-card. Lita, Trish, and Chyna ALL had that benefit.

          I’m not going to use that as a measure to decide whether or not Beth Phoenix could have hypothetically been more over when the circumstances surrounding them are completely different. Chyna basically came in managing a guy on the fast track to a world championship and one of the most over former world champions in WWE. To be comparable you’d need Beth Phoenix managing someone like Rick Flair and heel-turned Cena, going in and attacking Edge or Orton who sell for her.

          That is such a big difference. Embedding a woman in the narrative of the show on that level is completely different than confining someone to the sideshow of the women’s division where people haven’t cared about the women on the same level since the two golden girls retired a year earlier.

        • _Bryan_

          well i think reactions are plenty of an indictation – no matter the way they are booked, fact is fact. chyna was one of the top 4 stars in the wwf, she got huge reactions and beth really hasnt.
          comparisons are comparisons – they will happen IF they happen. beth hasnt been given chyna’s opportunites so unfortunately for her, chyna i think is in a different league
          exactly, two hugly different times – chyna had the beneift of right time right place, ran with it, on broke down many many barriers for women being seen more as sex objects.

  • JJ

    Well one thing we all know is you can never say NEVER in the world of wrestling. However with WWE being PG there is no way they will be bring Chyna back while she is still involved with her porn career! Chyna would need to get back into serious shape as well before she could come back. I do think the day will come where she will be inducted in the HOF but I just don’t see her getting back in the ring with the WWE anytime soon.

  • Marshy

    Don’t be surprise if it will be reaching to approximately 200 of people talking about Chyna wants to return to WWE.

  • litafan2000

    They should have Chyna comeback and manage Kharma! I would love to see her come back.

    • crazychyna44

      I agree with you man I love chyna hope they bring her back do something in wwe I believe they will do it oneday soon

  • shannymac

    It would be awesome to see her come back in a limited role. I don’t know that she could really go in the ring full-time, but she might be awesome as a manager or special guest. Maybe even as DoD’s back-up.

    At the same time, I don’t think for a second that they’ll bring her back. Her past with HHH and Stepanie could be smoothed over, but her porn career probably can’t. Like I said when that first came out, doing porn is her choice, but it’s seriously going to limit her options for the future. WWE is PG now, and there’s no way she’s coming back anytime in the near future.