The staff at mondaynightwar.com is saddened to learn of Joanie Laurer’s passing.
As Chyna, there was no woman more influential to WWE during the Monday Night War.
Laurer will be best known to wrestling fans as having one of the most unique careers in WWE history as the first and only woman to hold the WWE Intercontinental Championship, as well as the first woman to enter a Royal Rumble match.
After defeating Jeff Jarrett for the WWE Intercontinental Championship on October 17, 1999, Chyna continued to challenge her male counterparts in competitive matches.
With woman’s wrestling at the forefront of today’s WWE, it is important to recognize Chyna’s contribution in paving the way for strong female characters to take the lead.
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