The WWE has lost a superstar.
FOX's Tom Graham has details:
Her real name Joanie Laurer, but her fans knew her best by her nickname inside the ring:
(Howard Finkel) "The World Wresting Federation Women's champion, Chyna!"
While Laurer, aka Chyna, faced off against female opponents, she also became the first woman to enter several male dominated events:
(Chyna) "You want a piece of me, come on and get you some."
Participating in the WWE's Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. Laurer was also a well-known body builder and adult film star.
She publicly battled substance abuse, even appearing on 'VH1's Celebrity Rehab', found dead at her Fedondo Beach, California home Wednesday.
Tom Graham, FOX News.
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Someone who wasn't afraid to blaze her own trail & create a path for those who would follow. A pioneer whose star shined bright. #RIPChyna
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