Joan Marie Laurer, better known as Chyna, was one of the most prominent Divas in WWE history. She is remembered for her unusual strength and for being the only female wrestler to hold an official male title; namely the Intercontinental Championship. Laurer served as a bodyguard to Hunter Hearst Helmsley and was one of the pioneer members of D-Generation X.After a brief return to TNA's Sacrifice PPV in 2011 (as Kurt Angle's mistress), Chyna announced that she is returning to the adult film industry. One of her roles is She-Hulk in both Avengers XXX and a solo movie.As usual, The Other Wiki has a complete rundown of her life and career.
"Its her with a friend of mine [X-Pac], I've not seen it, and I'm not interested in seeing it. She didn't have pimples on her ass when I was dating her." — Triple H, at his appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Dec. 15, 2004
Canon Discontinuity: WWE '13 retells the story of the Attitude Era, beginning with the formation of D-X. Which, according to the game, originally consisted of HBK, HHH and nobody else. Yeah, apparently the McMahon family is either pissed enough at her and/or embarrassed enough by her that they're giving her the Chris Benoit treatment.
Gag Boobs: Zig-zagged. According to her autobiography, when she got her first set of implants, she realized that since she's 5'10" with a very muscular frame, it would be somewhat logical for her to go with a larger size. However, they were still fairly underwhelming on her frame, so after one of them ruptured during a match, she went back under the knife to repair them. During this, she apparently became the model for a line of larger implants she called the "Chyna 2000s," which were specifically made for female bodybuilders and large-framed women. They looked fairly proportionate during her time in wrestling; however, since she left, she's slimmed down somewhat and her implants have started to look oversized.
Girliness Upgrade: Around 2000 she started wearing more makeup and was seen in dresses more often. This eventually crossed over into her ring gear in 2001.
Huge Schoolgirl: She felt a little self-conscious about it growing up. In her autobiography, she recalls a specific event in a fitness competition. She was 5'10" and around 150 pounds at the time, while the rest of the girls were petite little things all under 5'5" and around 100-120 pounds. She recalls a wide shot they filmed with all the contestants in a row, and said she looked like an adult trying to sneak into a children's matinee.
I Was Quite a Looker: Depends on what period you're talking about. Inverted around the time of her Playboy cover where she was at her finest, and played straight now after her excessive plastic surgery.
Positive Discrimination: A brilliantly done aversion. Booked on equal enough terms with the male wrestlers so that she could be considered a legitimate competitor in their division, without being a God Mode Sue.
It should be noted that she's gone both ways with this, she started off somewhat mannish-looking, then refined her looks through plastic surgery, and becoming quite pretty, posing for Playboy and being considered very attractive. Unfortunately, she kept getting plastic surgery, and between that and losing a lot of her muscle tone (making her parts that were surgically enhanced for her muscular physique out of proportion), she's since approached what a few people have called a plastic train-wreck.
And then there's some of the things that steroid abuse has done to her body that are somewhat... offputting.
Rapunzel Hair: Was known for having long tumbling black hair that reached her waist.
Self-Deprecation \ Parallel Porn Titles: One of her first adult movies is a WWE-styled movie, Chyna is Queen of the Ring. Including a literalexample of the above (site is SFW - it's the first part of a wrestling page's recap of the movie, retelling the scenes as if they were matches)
This Trope is [BLEEP]: During her feud with Jeff Jarrett in late 1999, she cut a promo where she said after that night they might be the same sex, because "the balls are in my court," and the words my court were muted out.
Writing Around Trademarks: After leaving the WWF in 2001, she changed her name to Chynna Doll, as the WWF owned the Chyna name at the time. After the WWE's trademark on "Chyna" expired, Joanie legally changed her name to "Chyna" in 2009.
Also, the title of her porno film, "1 Night in China", a play on Paris Hilton's sex tape, "1 Night in Paris" (also produced by the same studio as Chyna's sex tape). To help get away with it, the producers flew X-Pac out to the Great Wall of China and interviewed him there.