The WWE made a tribute video for the late WWE star Joan Marie Laurer also known as Chyna, who passed away on April 20 at the age of 45.
Included in the video were the highlights of Chyna’s wrestling career and the messages from his co-wrestlers in WWE.
The WWE were mourning the death of one of the fearless wrestler in the world. There had been no evidence of foul play in the incident, but the police were looking for a possible drug overdose that might cause Chyna’s death.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Chyna’s rep said that the wrestler’s drug addiction was well-known and they were making an arrangement for her to appear on the show ‘Intervention’.
“The TV show Intervention offered me the tools and the levity to pull something like that off in just a few days,” he explained of his decision to seek out the show’s help. “They have the facility, the professionals. They are a machine. That’s what they do. We were going to document her intervention anyways because we are in the middle of filming a documentary on her life already titled The Reconstruction of Chyna — the plans are to release it in 2017.
Unfortunately, Chyna passed away the week before the scheduled appearance that was supposed to be participated by her friends Billy Gun, Mick Folley and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
ESPN reported that according to the manager of the former WWE star, Chyna’s brain was donated to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research following her death last week.
CTE can result in Alzheimer’s-like symptoms such as mood swings, memory loss, and rage. It can potentially lead to suicide. Researchers believe the disease is a result of repeated hits to the head that yields a build-up of an abnormal protein called tau. CTE can be definitively diagnosed only after death.
Chyna, who proclaimed herself the “9th Wonder of the World”, left the WWE in 2001 and decided to stay active in the entertainment industry. Aside from being a professional wrestler, she was also a glamour model, pornographic film actress and a bodybuilder.
The WWE world will surely miss one of its greatest stars and no one will replace Chyna in the heart of the wrestling fans.
Photo courtesy: @ChynaJoanLaurer/Twitter
Video courtesy: Youtube/WWE