She was known as the person who revolutionised women’s wrestling in the late 90’s, but news broke this morning that WWE’s ninth wonder of the world has sadly died at the age of 45.
Joan Laurer, better known by her in-ring name Chyna was found dead in her apartment in Redondo Beach, California.
Chyna first made her debut for WWE as Triple H’s enforcer, it was the first time female competitor had taken such a dominant role within the company.
This was not the only boundary she broke, being the first woman to compete in the Royal Rumble and being a two time Intercontinental champion during her time at the WWE between 1997 and 2001.
She also went on to hold the Women’s title for a total of 231 days before making her final appearance at the Judgement Day PPV in 2001.
A Tweet on the wrestling legends official Twitter said: ‘It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real superhero.
‘Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away.
“She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.’
The cause of her death is currently under investigation as tributes from wrestling fans around the world begin to pour in.
Many fans now believe that Chyna should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame – an accolade she has been denied due to her later work in the porn industry.