Discussion in 'The Pub' started by mdrake34, Apr 21, 2016.
I read her obituary. Very tough downfall from the highs she attained. She was one tough lady. RIP
I wonder what the cause of death was?
I remember watching her as a kid. DX was kind of like the NWO of WWF, but having a roided up woman made them unique. It seems like once her wrestling career was over she kind of spiraled out of control with drugs and doing porn. Sad story.
I never cared about wrestling one way or the other and even less about womens wrestling but when I saw that story on the news, I was saddened more than I though I'd be.
I hung out with her once- she was a sweetheart. Nowhere as big as she looked on TV.
She was definitely less talented as a wrestler, and as a personality, than they portrayed her to be...but she was unique, no doubt. Her personal life seemed pretty messed up, and that is sad. Too young to be gone.
Always had a crush on her in her wrestling days...
I felt weird about it though..
This is so sad. I hope this isn't a case of her demons getting the best of her.
May she RIP.
I don't know... she definitely had charisma or something when she was part of DX. She helped make them stand out at the time because she was so unique. It's kind of like a band.... not everyone is the lead singer, but each member is pretty important in their own right.
So many wrestlers get addicted to pain meds. It's a tough profession.
Steroids don't help.
Not saying she did, but if I speculated, that's #1.
RIP. And on the news, the coroner said he suspects she ODed. What a shame.
i thought she had pretty decent in-ring chops, particularly for a female of the time. this was pre-divas division, and she was able to hang with men in the ring which most others still cannot. I wouldn't put her ahead of the very best female wrestlers today (like Natty) but she's certainly better than the valets of her day and some of the less talented current roster of divas like Eva Marie or Lana who are lookers first and wrestlers a distant second.
Dude i don't think any person with knowledge of the wrestling industry or how anabolic androgenic steroids work is going to deny that she was using at the time. the 80s and 90s were a time where steroid use was rampant in the WWE and it even came out during Hulk Hogan's steroid trial that Vince McMahon was instrumental (or at least complicit) in getting AAS into the hands of the ring talent. the WWE didn't really clean up until after the deaths of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. To their credit, the sport seems to be relatively clean of steroids now.
This is sad news but not surprising. Professional wrestling is an extremely demanding business and there have been countless premature deaths. Drugs are common but the years of abuse on the body caused by constant bumps, injuries and always being on the road takes its toll.
Still Chyna leaves a pretty big legacy. There was a long gap between Mae Young, The Fabulous Moolah and Chyna. She entered the business at a time when women were used as T&A and given roles like manager or valet. Chyna was the first female wrestler I ever saw mix it up with the guys in the ring. And she did it during the Attitude era of the WWF with some of the biggest names in the history of wrestling. Because of Chyna, women were expected to be able to take bigger bumps and work more in the ring. And that opened the door for Amy Dumas and Trish Stratus, etc.
She was definitely unique in the professional wrestling world. Sorry to see her downward spiral...