ORDER IN THE NEXT 19:07:23 FOR DELIVERY MONDAY, 20TH AUGUST Close

From $1m a year to a seedy overdose

The tragic life of Pro Wrestler Chyna

RATE:  
 

For as many rags to riches stories, there are also many riches to rags stories and one in particular comes with a tragic end. Pro wrestler Joan Laurer at one stage of her life had everything going for her. Fame, a booming career and earnings of $1 a year. She was a WWE superstar, Playboy model and media personality but Chyna's life spiralled out of control and she became a crystal meth addict and later videos of her were bad; showing her ramblings whilst high on drugs.

Chyna's ashes were recently scattered on Redondo Beach. Chyna's career as pro-wrestling's first real female super-star took off several years after she graduated college in 1992. This 5-foot-10-inch amazonian beauty regularly wore leather and sparkles and took on both men and women in the wrestling ring.

Just as quickly as she went up, her career as a wrestler came down around 2001 and she struggled to remain in the spotlight and her earnings dwindled. Some say she was offered $400k to sign for WWE again but would not accept less than $1m. She posed for Playboy, revealed her struggles with addiction on TV and wrote her memoir. She also became a semi-regular on Howard Stern's radio show and made several adult films. He sister tried to help her by going to rehab but this was unsuccessful. Chyna died of a fatal overdose in April 2016 at age 46. RIP Chyna; your fans miss you.

Chyna

Chyna later in life




Tagged: wrestling
Instagram



Twitter


FEATURED PRODUCT
LA Muscle Workout Magazine

LA Muscle Workout Magazine

Your Bi-Monthly round up of LA Muscle, Health & Fitness News

$6.61





RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Limitless

Limitless

Incredible pre-workout, energiser and wake-me-up pill

$66.04
 
 
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Previous Next
Previous Next
Incredible pre-workout, energiser and wake-me-up pill
$66.04
10 ingredients to get you big, strong, lean: includes protein, Creatine, Glutamine
$105.67
Trendy limited edition t-shirt
$19.80
Your Bi-Monthly round up of LA Muscle, Health & Fitness News
$6.61
Voted No.1: Men's Health, BBC/ SKY TV. NO RISK
from $33.03
Working...
STILL LOOKING AT THIS? CLICK HERE TO CLOSE