Chyna initially called Joan Marie Laurer was an American professional wrestler, pornographic film actress, glamour model, and bodybuilder. She died on April 20, 2016. Let’s find out how much is Chyna’s net worth.
Chyna was born on December 27, 1969, in Rochester, New York, United States. she has two older sisters, Kathy and Sonia. Her parents divorced when she was almost four years old. Her mother remarried three times. She, her mother and sisters relocated a lot.
She attended the Penfield High School but she quit after her mother tried to force her into a drug rehabilitation center. She left to stay with her biological father. She attended the University of Tampa where she majored in Spanish Literature.
Chyna started dating wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque in 1996, they broke up in 2000. She also briefly dated Sean Waltman also a wrestler. She had battled with alcohol and drugs throughout her life. in 2014, Chyna converted to Mormonism while teaching English in Japan.
Chyna did several odd jobs. She worked as a cocktail waitress in a strip club, a belly dancer, a band singer and the selling of pagers. Chyna later trained at the professional wrestling school, Malden, Massachusetts. Her first wrestling match was in 1995 against a man posed as a woman.
She gained the attention of Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Shawn Michaels, performers at the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) who were impressed by her videos and brought her into the WWF as a bodyguard. She made her debut appearance for the WWF on February 16, 1997, at In Your House 13: Final Four.
Chyna qualified for the King of the Ring tournament in June 1999. She became the first woman to qualify for this tournament. She also became the first female to gain the spot as the number 1 contender for the WWF Championship. She wrestled against Jeff Jarett, Jeff Jarett defeated her in the initial match but she defeated him at No Mercy to gain the title. She, however, lost the title to Chris Jericho at the Armageddon.
In November 2000, Chyna appeared on Playboy magazine posing nude. In the same year, Chyna won the Women’s Championship. She defended her belt in a match against Lita in 2001. Soon after, she vacated Women’s Championship. She joined New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2002. She first appeared as a referee for a match. She later wrestled on several promotional matches.
She also pursued a pornographic career in 2004. She appeared in a homemade video titled 1 Night in China. The video featured another wrestler Sean Waltman. In 2009, appeared in her second video titled “Another Night in China”. She subsequently appeared in professional pornographic videos including “Backdoor to China”, “Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody”, and “She-Hulk: A Porn Parody”. She also featured on a number of video games and she also released her autobiography titled “If Only They Knew”. She joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2011. She also appeared in several films.
Chyna won the Best-Selling Title of the Year for her film “1 Night in China” in 2006 and Best Celebrity Sex Tape for her film “Back Door to China” in 2012. Both awards were at the AVN Awards ceremony.
Net worth of Chyna
Chyna had an estimated net worth of $500,000. Her main source of wealth was from her wrestling career. She has also accumulated income from her acting, modeling and the sale of her book. Her income came mostly from her television roles.
Chyna was found dead in her home, Redondo Beach, California, on April 20, 2016. The cause of her death was revealed to be an accidental drug overdose. She was 46 years old.
Chyna has been described as an influential wrestler. According to E! News, Chyna has achieved more in her career than any woman had done in the WWE. It was revealed that Chyna desired to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Many commenters mentioned that she deserved to be inducted but they do not know when it will happen.