Tributes and words have flooded in from the likes of Jim Ross, Mick Foley, and even Stephanie McMahon lamenting the passing of Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer on 20 April 2016. Laurer had her fair share of ups and downs during the past 15 years, but she is fondly remembered as one of the most revolutionary female athletes in wrestling history.
Her life may have taken questionable turns since leaving the then-WWF in 2001, but it's her in-ring career which provides focus here. As Chyna, Laurer had a lot of fantastic moments to look back on after she stepped away from the ring.
Title wins, crossover success in mainstream media, and consistently breaking down barriers for females in the industry were all notable accomplishments during her career.
Who could ever forget her involvement in some of the biggest matches of the 'Attitude Era', or the fact she seemed at one point destined for a crack at the WWF Heavyweight Title? Chyna is remembered for a number of reasons, but let's look at some of the most positive...