Former WWE Women’s Champion Chyna‘s former manager, Anthony Anzaldo, was recently interviewed by The Wrestling Inc Daily. During this interview, Anzaldo revealed that he still has the footage of the day that he found Chyna’s body after she passed away. It is reported that she died on April 17 and her body was found on April 20 of 2016.
“There’s some footage that’s extraordinary sacred, that’s extraordinary valuable, and it’s the footage of me finding her dead,” Anzaldo noted. “I have that footage.”
This discussion with Anzaldo came after Wrestling Inc. spoke with Chyna’s mother Janet LaQue. That was in part one of their “Documenting Chyna.” LaQue questioned how Anzaldo got into the apartment in the first place.
“Well, first of all, I did not have a key, and I’ll tell you how I got in,” Anzaldo said. “So first of all, if she (LaQue) has seen the footage, and it’s possible she has not, then she would know how I got in because I talk about it while I’m doing it, but that footage is not to be shown. That footage is never to be seen to the public, and I swear to God, if somebody does it, it’s going to be an ugly, ugly day for that person.”
He continues to explain that the footage of him finding Chyna was stolen from him by an acquaintance.
“Let’s talk about the things that will happen to them when the lights are out, and the things that will happen to them when the lights are on. When the lights are on, there will be a massive lawsuit, hundreds of millions of dollars worth, and the things that when the lights are off, I will not discuss. You get my hint. It’s not a legitimate threat. I’m just kidding.”
“I’m saying I will come after them with a full-on legal activity because that footage was stolen from me by Erik. I wasn’t even going to give that to Erik or anybody because it was shot by a friend of mine who happened to be with me when I went over there, and he owns it. I don’t even own it.”
He then describes the moments leading up to him and a friend heading over to see Chyna the day he found her. This was after a falling out they had weeks prior. His friend’s wife suggested that they go over to check on Chyna and he explains why he filmed them doing so. He ensures that the footage he has was not recreated.
“So Pete picks me up at 1:00 in the afternoon from LAX, and we get in the car,” Anzaldo recalled. “I’m driving his car, so he can shoot me talk about us driving over to see Chyna. Now, why were we shooting this? Because of what happened three weeks earlier because Chyna and I had been on the outs, and if I’m going to see Chyna for the first time in three weeks after everything that’s happened, we have to document that.”
He continues, “I don’t know if she’s f–king dead. If I’m knocking on the door and she answers, it’s the first time we’re seeing each other in three weeks after everything we’ve just been through. We probably should document that. It’s not like I found her dead, and I go, ‘Oh my god, let’s recreate this, and let’s act it out, or let’s start over or oh my God, she’s dead. Let’s shoot something.’ Matter of fact, when I found her, I forgot we were shooting at that point.”
From here we circle back around to how Anzaldo got into Chyna’s apartment that day since he says he did not have a key. This led to him contacting the building manager who said that she can contact the police to do a wellness check. As that was occurring, Anzaldo and his friend were able to get into the building itself by going in after the mailman.
“So I get to the house and to her apartment, and I can’t get in. So I buzzed the manager,” Anzaldo explained. “I say, ‘Nancy, hi, it’s Anthony. Listen, I haven’t heard from Chyna in a couple of days. You think you might be able to just go over there and knock on the door and make sure she’s okay?’ And she was going, ‘Well, we don’t really do that. If something like that happened, we usually just call the police and ask them to do a wellness check.’ I said, ‘Well, you know what, don’t worry about it. It’s all good. Don’t even worry about it.’ Well, unbeknownst to me, she did call the police.”
“Now, while the police is being called, and I don’t know this, and I have all this on tape. All of this footage is being shot. The mail person comes, and she walks in, so Pete and I walk in behind her. So now, we’re trespassing. Legally, technically, I guess we’re trespassing, but not in the way that ‘oh my God, they trespassed. How dare they?’ I’m trying to find out if my friend is alive. So we get in the elevator, and this is what I say, ‘Chyna leaves her door unlocked if she’s home. She does not lock her door. Even if she’s at night sleeping, she does not lock her door. When she leaves, she locks her door.”
From being able to get into the building to get into Chyna’s apartment, he knew that her door would be unlocked. They recall a smell coming from her dwelling. Although there was an obvious cause of concern, they continued to tape the entrance.
“So we get out of the elevator, and we walk to the door. And you can see me turn the handle, and the door opens.” Anzaldo described. “Now, technically, from that point, now I am breaking and entering. So I trespassed into the building, and now I broke into Chyna’s apartment. Of course, that’s how people see it because they’re a bunch of f–king idiots, but the reality is you understand why I went over there. So we walk in, and Pete’s with me.”
“And that’s why Pete’s shooting. He doesn’t know what to do at this point because we don’t know, but he kept shooting, and once we walk in, there was a smell. He’s like, ‘Oh my God, something smells Anthony. I don’t have a good feeling about this.’ I’m like, ‘Holy s–t,’ and again, I hate to say it, but he kept shooting. I didn’t know what to do. He didn’t know what to do, but I forgot he was shooting at this point because that wasn’t on my mind at that point.”
To listen to the first part of the documentary with Chyna’s mother you can click the video below:
Parts 3 & 4 are also up on Wrestling Inc.’s YouTube page and can be found here. Part 3 goes over more with Anzaldo and what took place with the police following him finding her body.
**Full credit goes to Wrestling Inc. for this documentary and the transcriptions used in this article. **