The 9th Wonder of the World was a trailblazer in the wrestling business. Her popularity skyrocketed in the late 90s because of her look and because she would often wrestle, and win, matches against men. Chyna was in high demand for media appearances and magazine covers. She even appeared on the cover of Playboy.
However, things took a turn for the worse after she left WWE in 2001. Her relationship with Triple H deteriorated after she found out that he was dating the boss’ daughter Stephanie McMahon and Chyna’s life seemed to spiral out of control after WWE.
She appeared on reality shows and was a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show. Things might have worked out for her as a mainstream celebrity but her substance abuse issues took control of her life. She would later get into the porn industry before leaving the United States for a job as an English teacher in Japan. Things seemed to be back on track for her but she returned to the United States and an interview on a podcast may have cut off any chances for reconciliation with WWE. Chyna claimed that she’s tried to get in touch with WWE but they wanted no part of her and she claimed that Triple H was abusive to her during their relationship (a claim that was later denied by friends of Triple H).
Chyna passed away in 2016 and she was given a video tribute on Monday Night Raw but she was never able to work things out and get in the good graces of the company while she was alive.
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