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Joan "Chyna" Laurer (1970-2016)

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I haven't seen this in so long but "Does anybody have a cellaphone?" is still strong in my friends' and mine lexicon 16 years later

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Say Chyna goes into the HoF; who induct her?

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Just now, nate said:

Say Chyna goes into the HoF; who induct her?

Mick or Noelle Foley 

 

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Welp, listening to PWTorch podcast on Chyna. Jim Ross is the guest; didn't take long for him to go on a long-winded diatribe about his not liking intergender wrestling and how he thought she shouldn't have done it. Sigh. 

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She was featured a bit in this documentary from several years ago.
It' a bit dated, but a good watch-

 

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2 hours ago, nate said:

Say Chyna goes into the HoF; who induct her?

HBK or Vickie

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12 hours ago, Eivion said:

She went to NJPW and probably could have done TNA early on if she tried.

She was supposed to debut for TNA back in 2004, doing something with Jonny Fairplay. They had announced her upcoming debut then said she had to cancel. Then of course she later had the one off match in 2011 which was a fun little angle. Glad she had that one last match/moment in wrestling anyways.

10 hours ago, (BP) said:

I hope Mick wasn't the only person from her time in WWF that reconnected with her and showed her kindness. This death really gets to me, not only because of her being part of a huge time in wrestling for me, but because she was so clearly in pain every time I've seen her for the last fifteen years. 

Sounds like Lawler did as well

 

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It appears Debra was another who has stayed in touch with her

And I thought this one was nice from Kong

 

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The TNA Match: Chyna and Kurt Angle vs Jeff and Karen Jarrett

 

 

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Maybe Jericho, since he was the one who had a program with her. Possibly one of the other women from that era?

Also I dont care about the photo thread, I'm posting this here:

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Holy shit, the room sure did get dusty after I read that tweet from Awesome Kong.

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15 hours ago, Brysynner said:

HBK or Vickie

My sentiments exactly.  I was thinking that either the DX members that were not persona non grata or Chavo Jr. & Vickie should induct her.

It would be a real showing of reconciliation on the WWEs part and a showing of awesomeness on Double J's part if Jarrett were asked to induct her and he accepted.. 

McMahons being petty and pissed about that $300K and JJ still being sore about jobbing to a woman probably means that it will never happen.

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Which is funny, because I've never really heard that Jarrett gave two shits about jobbing to Chyna - it was all about the contract.  Dude grew up in Memphis, he's seen and done some weird shit in the business.

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Wasn't the Jarrett thing just that he wanted what was going to be his PPV payoffs up front instead of having the office find excuses to drag ass in sending them out once he was gone?

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I remember reading that after JJgot his money, he went up to Chyna and said something like "Alright, Girl. Let's  go out there and get you a championship "

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My memory was Jarrett's contract had expired and they hadn't taken the title off of him and so he held up the WWE for a big payday to get him to appear and drop the title.

I don't believe he had any problems losing to Chyna

Clint's memories of Jarrett's demands seem to be true - in at least Jarrett said that at one point in time (though he seems to have changed it a few times)

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Jarrett might be the most underwhelming guy that made the most of the money being thrown around during the Monday Night Wars.

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1 hour ago, (BP) said:

Jarrett might be the most underwhelming guy that made the most of the money being thrown around during the Monday Night Wars.

How in the world did he get anywhere beyond where his daddy booked him, I'll never understand. God awful as an entertainer, fine in the ring overall, but nothing to warrant anything beyond jobber status in the big leagues. Aren't the Hardy's bigger than him?

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Jarrett had some good early career matches- he had a good series with Eric Embry in World Class- which set up Embry's face turn down there, and his 1st WWF run had plenty of solid to good matches.

Yeah, he was booked higher than he should have been later on his career- but he was a very solid wrestler, capable of having good upper midcard matches.

 

If you want underwhelming for the money- look at guys like Kronik. or Stevie Ray, or Kurrgan.

 

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Double J Double M A made up for a lot of bad he did in his career.

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I never get the Stevie hate he played his part in Harlem Heat well he was the muscle and the warm up guy for when Book tagged in and I feel he understood that and did it well. And the money thing I also thought that he got payed as much as he did cuz Book was getting payed that much and as brothers they stood up for one another and Stevie was gonna get payed as much as Book if not around the same ball park or they werent gonna have Book. 

Funny that a Chyna RIP thread has turned into "How did Jarrett last this long in the business?" so back to Chyna

 

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11 hours ago, DTTW said:

How in the world did he get anywhere beyond where his daddy booked him, I'll never understand. God awful as an entertainer, fine in the ring overall, but nothing to warrant anything beyond jobber status in the big leagues. Aren't the Hardy's bigger than him?

While I'm no Double J apologist, MMA expert who beats up children was incredibly entertaining.

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