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RIP Chyna 1970-2016

RIP Chyna 1970-2016

Joan Laurer, the groundbreaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died.

Police in Redondo Beach, California, confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.

“It is with deep sadness to inform you that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world, has passed away,” said a post on her website.

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Through her career, it was about her being the most powerful and over female wrestler. Honestly, the push was legit. She was good and in the right position at the right time. Multiple runs as Women’s Champion, Royal Rumble Participant, and the only female WWE Intercontinental Champion. She even had time in Japan, and a moment in TNA. Chyna truly blazed a way for the female wrestlers of this generation. Back in the Attitude Era, it was about crazy, wild story lines. Chyna thrived in that environment. The souring of her relationship with Triple H shouldn’t have caused a departure from the WWE though.

Now the same company that fired her over a fax, has plastered her all over their website. So, what happened to the concept of her being in porn? Didn’t Mickie James do an adult spread? Oh, she had a bout with drugs. Snoop is popularized by his ‘support’ for marijuana, yet he got a Hall of Fame induction. Didn’t the great Eddie Guerrero have a bout with alcohol and drugs? I guess it’s the aspect of death that brings thoughts of forgiveness. For me, it’s crazy that it will take this to put her in the Hall of Fame. I’m pretty sure Chyna would’ve loved an induction when she could take a breath and speak to the fans who adored her for her contributions.

WWE Post on Chyna Remembrance 


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Rest peacefully, Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer.

10 Things Learned from Impact Wrestling – 2/9/16

10 Things Learned from Impact Wrestling – 2/9/16

Impact Wrestling 2/9/16 – Pop Goes EC3

  1. So, who thought that Derrick Bateman would get so far?!
  2. Matt Hardy channeled his inner Vinny Mac.
  3. Kurt Angle pulling a Kobe with that loss.
  4. The Matt Hardy Brand sounds like a low budget promotion company.
  5. When you say your name 3+ times in a promo and your name isn’t “The Rock” or “Stone Cold Steve Austin”, it isn’t an over point.
  6. EC3 is still jacked. They could’ve kept the music going.
  7. We’re seriously threatening Dixie Carter. It’s Bobby Roode all over again.
  8. Where’s Lashley’s wife?!
  9. Spud and EC3 will shake hands eventually.
  10. Shane Helms, either wrestle or stay off TV.

Results

  • Lashley def. Bram via Pinfall.
  • Trevor Lee (c) def. Tigre Uno via Pinfall. (X-Division Championship Match)
  • Beer Money def. The Decay via Disqualification.
  • Jade def. Madison Rayne via Pinfall.
  • Drew Galloway def. Kurt Angle via Submission.

Friday Wrestling Highlights – 10/2/15

Friday Wrestling Highlights – 10/2/15

Wrestling Results from the week of 10/2/15

WWE RAW

  • John Cena def. Xavier Woods via Disqualification.
  • The New Day def. John Cena & The Dudley Boyz via Pinfall.
  • Big Show def. Mark Henry via Pinfall.
  • Team Bella def. Team PCB via Pinfall.
  • Luke Harper & Braun Strowman def. The Prime Time Players via Submission.
  • Neville def. Stardust via Disqualification
  • Randy Orton def. Bo Dallas via Pinfall.
  • Rusev def. Kevin Owens via Disqualification.
  • Roman Reigns vs Bray Wyatt ended in No Contest.

WWE NXT

  • Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe def. Enzo and Big Cass via Pinfall.
  • Apollo Crews def Johnny Gargano via Pinfall.
  • Dana Brooke & Emma def. Billie Kay & Payton Royce via Pinfall
  • Tyler Breeze def Tommaso Ciampa via Pinfall.

TNA Impact Wrestling

  • Mahabali Sherra def. James Storm via Pinfall.
  • Trevor Lee def. DJ Zema Ion and Tomasso Ciampa via Pinfall.
  • The Dollhouse def. The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne) via Pinfall.
  • Matt Hardy & Drew Galloway def. Ethan Carter III & Tyrus via Pinfall.

Ring of Honor Wrestling

  • Matt Sydal def. KUSHIDA via Pinfall. (non-Title)
  • Watanabe def. Adam Page, Will Ferrara, and MOOSE via Pinfall.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura def. Adam Cole via Pinfall.

WWE Smackdown

  • Team BAD def. Team Bella via Submission.
  • Ryback def. Kevin Owens via Countout (Intercontinental Title match)
  • Neville & The Lucha Dragons def. The Cosmic Wasteland via Pinfall.
  • Kane & The Dudley Boyz def. Seth Rollins & The New Day via Pinfall.

 

Wednesday Wrestling Highlights – 9/2/15

Wednesday Wrestling Highlights – 9/2/15

Wrestling highlights from 9/2/15.

Impact Wrestling

Bobby Lashley def. Chris Mordetsky via Disqualification.
Trevor Lee & Bryan Meyers def. The Wolves (c) via Pinfall. (Title Match)
Bobby Roode def. PJ Black (c) via Pinfall. (KOTM Title Match)
Bram def. Kenny King via Pinfall.
EC3 (c) def. Matt Hardy via Pinfall. (TNA World Heavyweight Title Match)

WWE NXT

Corbin & Rhyno def. The Ascension via Pinfall.
Alexis Bliss def. Blue Pants via Pinfall.
Apollo Crews def. Martin Stone via Pinfall.
Eva Marie def. Billie Kay via Pinfall.
Gable & Jordan def. Neville & Crowe via Pinfall.

Ring of Honor

Jay Briscoe def. Adam Page via Disqualification.
Caprice Coleman def.Cedric Alexander via Pinfall.
Cheeseburger def. Bob Evans via Countout.
Jay Lethal def. Hanson via Pinfall.

Wednesday Wrestling Highlights – 8/5/15

Wednesday Wrestling Highlights – 8/5/15

Wrestling highlights from 8/5/15.

WWE NXT

  • Bayley def. Charlotte.
  • Baron Corbin def. Local Talent
  • Tyler Breeze def. Local Talent
  • Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley def. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.
  • Samoa Joe def. Rhyno.

Impact Wrestling

  • Mr. Anderson def. Bram
  • Khoya def. James Storm via DQ.
  • Eli Drake def. Drew Galloway
  • Rockstar Spud def. Austin Aries
  • Gail Kim def. The Dollhouse
  • EC III def. Matt Hardy to retain World Heavyweight Championship.

Ring of Honor

  • The Young Bucks def. War Machine
  • Cedric Alexander w/Veda Scott def. The Romantic Touch
  • Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly goes to a No Contest
  • FutureShock def. ROH tag Team Champions The Addiction