Chyna Chyna
Wrestler, actress
Chyna Chyna
Chyna is a former American professional wrestler, actress, pornographic actress and former bodybuilder. She is best known for her career with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 2001, where she was billed as "Chyna: 'The Ninth Wonder of the World'" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). She began her WWF career as Paul "Triple H" Levesque's on-screen bodyguard, and the duo also dated in real-life.
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New Head of School Promotes 21st Century Learning at Ross
East Hampton Patch - almost 5 years
"At Ross, what you see is a school that's living right out on the edge of educational theory," said Gregg Maloberti, the newly appointed interim head of Ross School. "Here's a school that is pushing hard on the concepts of 21st century learning skills." The Ross Institute Board of Trustees and the Ross School Board of Overseers recently appointed Maloberti for the next two years, beginning July 1, 2012. The decision was the result of a comprehensive search conducted by the trustees and the search committee, composed of faculty, parents, administration, and staff. Maloberti, who has a doctorate in education and has 25 years of experience working at independent schools, is coming to Ross from The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey where he served as dean of admission and financial aid. Maloberti has "tremendous communication skills," said Ross parent Andy Boyland, who served on the Advisory Search Committee. "He understands the need for community building and good solid communit ...
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USDA reports jump in corn export sales
Des Moines Register - almost 5 years
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly export report for the week ending April 19 said corn export sales were up “noticeably” in the USDA’s words, primarily due to purchases by China. The USDA said “net sales of 645,600 metric tons were up noticeably from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average. ” “Net sales of 180,600 MT for the (current) marketing year were reported primarily for unknown destinations (180,000 MT),” the USDA reported. Traders widely believe “unknown destinations to be a code for China. China had said earlier this week it would be interested in importing more corn to feed is expanding livestock population, but preferred a price around $5.50 per bushel. In the U.S. old crop corn harvested last year is selling for $6.04 per bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. The new crop December contract trades lower at $5.37, reflecting a view that the expected big U.S. crop this year will bulk up depleted domestic surpluses. ...
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USDA confirms corn sale to China
Des Moines Register - almost 5 years
China buys about ten percent of U.S. corn exports The U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday confirmed the sale of 18.9 million bushels of old-crop corn to “unknown destinations,” widely believed to be China. News of the sale helped corn up ten cents per bushel for the May contract to $6.22 and up nine cents per bushel to $5.54 for then new crop December contract. “The trade assumes this to be at least a part of the recently rumored business. The significant part of this morning’s announcement is that the purchase was old-crop corn,” said Arlan Suderman of Farm Futures Magazine. For the marketing year that began Sept. 1 through April 12, Chinese purchases of U.S. corn are up almost eightfold from 313,000 metric tons a year ago to 2.8 million metric tons this year. But China’s purchases are only about ten percent of the 27.5 milllion tons of U.S. corn exported since last Sept. 1. For more news about Iowa agriculture and energy click here for the Register ...
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8 IPOs Scheduled For The Week Of April 23rd
Seeking Alpha - almost 5 years
By IPOdesktop: Eight IPOs are scheduled for the week of April 23th. (Full IPO calendar here.) Two are China-based Acquity Group Based in the Cayman Islands with operating companies in China, Acquity Group (proposed AQ) scheduled a $50 million IPO with a market capitalization of $212 million at a price range mid-point of $9 per ADS for Friday, April 27, 2012. One ADS represents two shares. Manager, Joint Managers: Citigroup; Oppenheimer. AQ is a digital marketing company (ad agency) with current clients in the US. AQ plans to expand in the US, in China and in Europe. In 2011, AQ derived over 70% of revenues from clients that were clients in the previous year. China Auto Rental Based in Beijing, China, China Auto Rental (proposed CARH) scheduled a $126 million IPO with a market capitalization of $794 million at a price range mid-point of $11.50 per ADS for Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Complete Story »
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China's economic growth falls to lowest in nearly 3 years amid lending controls, weak trade
Brandon Sun - almost 5 years
BEIJING, China - China's economic growth fell to its lowest level in nearly three years in the first quarter but analysts said the economy should rebound in coming months. Growth in the world's second-biggest economy declined to a still-robust 8.1 per cent in the three months ending in March,...
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China's drug agency rejects state media claims of coverup in lead found in health supplement
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
BEIJING, China - China's food and drug agency defended itself Tuesday against state media reports that claimed it covered up problems with excessive lead in a popular health supplement.
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Anonymous planning to attack more China sites
NDTV Gagdets - almost 5 years
The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday. Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the world, hacked into Chinese government websites last week, defacing several, media reports said. The group used the Twitter account "Anonymous China" to publicise the attacks, posting links to data files that contained passwords and other personal information from the hacked websites. (!/AnonymousChina) "First we want to alert the Chinese government that we aren't afraid, and we are going to show the truth and fight for justice," Anonymous hacker "f0ws3r" told Reuters. The hacker, who declined to provide any personal details, was contacted through Anonymous China's Twitter page. F0ws3r said the group planned more serious attacks against Chinese websites. "Yes, we are planning ...
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China's March inflation edges up as government shifts from cooling prices to boosting economy
Cape Breton Post - almost 5 years
BEIJING, China - China's inflation edged up in March as the government shifted focus from containing politically dangerous price rises to stimulating its slowing economy. The government said Monday that consumer prices rose 3.6 per cent over a year earlier, up from February's 3.2 per cent. That ...
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China Set to Become the World's Leading Tourist Destination - Press Releases
Business Review USA - almost 5 years
BEIJING, CHINA, April 08, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With their continuous growth, China is poised to become the leading tourist destination in the world by 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. An annual report, The Blue Book of China's Tourism Economy (2011), estimated that 132 million inbound tourists generated US$46 billion income for China. China's large growth in the inbound tourism industry is mainly due to the lifting of travel controls, and the Chinese Governments massive investment in transportation facilities such as roads, railways and airlines. With its tourist sites with historical significance, geographical sites and welcoming culture, tourists are flocking to China to get an experience like no other and China has made a real effort in the last few years to encourage tourists to visit by relaxing their regulations to accommodate them. The dramatic increase in travellers has lead many tour operators in China to increase their s ...
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China says Australia's ban on Chinese company from bidding to help build Web network 'unjust'
Brandon Sun - almost 5 years
BEIJING, China - China's Commerce Ministry said Australia's ban on Chinese technology giant Huawei from bidding to help build a nationwide high-speed Internet network was "unjust." Australian media have reported that the decision was prompted by Australian intelligence officials who cited...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chyna
  • 2016
    Age 43
    Died in 2016.
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    In September 2016 reports claimed that she left WWF because she wanted $1 million per year while she was only offered $400000
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    On April 20, 2016, Laurer was found dead at her home in Redondo Beach, California.
    More Details Hide Details She was 46 years old. She had been taking medication for anxiety and insomnia. A statement was posted to her Twitter account by her manager confirming her death. Her brain has been donated to science to study the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A memorial service was held in Los Angeles on June 22, 2016, where hundreds of fans and friends attended including Barry Williams and Coolio.
  • 2015
    Age 42
    As of February 2015, Laurer had re-established a good relationship with her mother; her father died in May 2014.
    More Details Hide Details At one point, Laurer taught English in Japan. She converted to Mormonism while there.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In September 2010, Laurer was hospitalized after overdosing on sleeping medication.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    On an episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2008, Laurer claimed to have a bad relationship with all of her family members, including her siblings.
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    On December 27, 2008, she was rushed to the hospital after her birthday party, where she was found passed out with cuts on her arms.
    More Details Hide Details Laurer had a strained relationship with her family. She last saw her mother at the age of 16, and she claimed that her father never got over her decision not to join the FBI. She also alleged that her father took out several student loans in her name without her knowledge, leaving her with $40,000 in debt.
    In early 2008, Laurer appeared on the VH1 reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but she claimed on the show that she did not consider herself an addict.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    After leaving the WWF, Laurer was unable to use the name "Chyna" because of its trademark. Therefore, she began to use the name "Chynna Doll" for public appearances. In November 2007, Laurer legally changed her name to Chyna.
    More Details Hide Details Laurer also had problems with substance abuse. She claimed that her "life was spinning out of control" around the time she made the sex tape. In January 2005, Sean Waltman claimed that she was battling drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental illness. Days after the domestic dispute between Waltman and Laurer, it was reported in the New York Post that she had stripped naked and jumped into a fish tank in a New York nightclub. That same month, she made another appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where she was slurring her words and going off on random tangents. On the program, she claimed not to want to do drugs anymore, but said that if a line of cocaine was in front of her, she would do it. After her appearance, she entered a facility specializing in helping people with depression, and she decided to stop drinking.
    On February 8, 2007, a visibly upset Laurer appeared on Larry King Live to speak about her friend, Anna Nicole Smith, who had died earlier that day.
    More Details Hide Details On the program, Laurer claimed that she "knew it was coming" because of the way the media had ridiculed Smith, and she drew parallels between the plight of Anna and herself. The wife of the CEO of Trim Spa, Monique Goen, however, claimed that Smith did not consider Laurer a friend.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    Also in 2006, Laurer appeared in Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy and Illegal Aliens, the latter of which was the last movie featuring Anna Nicole Smith before her death.
    More Details Hide Details On Cristina's Court, a syndicated court-themed reality show, Laurer appeared in an episode originally airing July 14, 2007 in a civil dispute against a breeder of teacup chihuahuas. Judge Perez ruled in favor of the plaintiff—Laurer—awarding her $4,000. Laurer's breast implants were custom-made for her after her first implants were ruptured during a wrestling match. She had also complained to her plastic surgeon that their largest implants did not suit her frame in the way she desired. Laurer's custom implants became the model for the Chyna 2000s, a model of breast implant now marketed to large-framed women and female bodybuilders. Laurer claimed to have paid $6,000 for them.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    In January 2005, Laurer was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly beating Waltman.
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    In early 2005, Laurer debuted on The Surreal Life, with housemates Da Brat, Jane Wiedlin, Adrianne Curry, Christopher Knight, Marcus Schenkenberg, and Verne Troyer.
    More Details Hide Details On the show, she drank heavily, appeared nude, and got into an argument with her ex, Sean Waltman. She remained friends with Adrianne Curry after the show and made a brief cameo on her reality show My Fair Brady. Laurer also appeared on The Surreal Life: Fame Games, which began to air on VH1 in January 2007. The filming took place in April 2006 in Las Vegas. Her elimination from the show, which occurred in the seventh episode, was controversial. Andrea Lowell had accumulated the lowest score in the "Celebrity Call-Back-A-Thon" challenge, but she manipulated Kennedy, the judge, to increase her score and got Laurer eliminated in the process.
  • 2004
    Age 31
    In 2004, Laurer and Waltman made a sex tape.
    More Details Hide Details Eager for a repeat success, the company that released Paris Hilton's celebrity sex tape obtained the footage, edited it, and released it under the name 1 Night in China. The video sold over 100,000 copies, with both Laurer and Waltman earning a share of the profits. Laurer, however, maintained that she did not earn any money from the release.
    Laurer made her porn debut with the 2004 video 1 Night in China.
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    She is also known for her tumultuous relationship with fellow wrestler Sean Waltman, with whom she made a sex tape released commercially in 2004 as 1 Night in China, which won a 2006 AVN Award for Best-Selling Title.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in a further five pornographic titles, including AVN's 2012 Best Celebrity Sex Tape, Backdoor to Chyna.
  • 2003
    Age 30
    Beginning in 2003, however, she had a tumultuous relationship with wrestler Sean Waltman. They were engaged for a period in 2003, then broke up, and then became engaged again, a pattern that continued for the next two years.
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    Laurer appeared as a character named Lulu in Sevendust's music video for the song "Enemy" in 2003.
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    She also appeared on the celebrity game show, Hollywood Squares in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 29
    Laurer was also the host of Robot Wars: Grand Champions in 2002.
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    In 2002, following her departure from the WWF, Laurer appeared in a second nude pictorial.
    More Details Hide Details She also filmed a Playboy adult documentary entitled Joanie Laurer Nude: Wrestling Superstar to Warrior Princess, which followed Laurer on the set. In 2001, Laurer released her autobiography, entitled If They Only Knew. It spent time on The New York Times bestseller list. Laurer appeared on The Howard Stern Show in 2000, where she claims that she "made ass out of herself." She also appeared in 3rd Rock from the Sun as Janice, a police officer who briefly dated Harry Solomon, as well as several Stacker 2 commercials and was a presenter at the MTV Video Music Awards. In 2001, Laurer was a guest on a special celebrity edition of Fear Factor. She lost in the final round of the competition to Coolio. The following year, Laurer was reportedly up for a part in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, but lost out on the role to Kristanna Loken.
    After losing to Masahiro Chono on October 14, 2002, Laurer performed her final match on October 26, teaming with a fake Great Muta played by Troy Enders in a loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kenzo Suzuki.
    More Details Hide Details During the May 3, 2011, tapings of the edition of May 12 of Impact! Chyna made her TNA debut, introduced by the returning Spike TV network consultant Mick Foley. He introduced her as Kurt Angle's business associate (she had been previously referred to as his "Mistress") and tag team partner at Sacrifice, where they would face Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett. During the taping she also took part in a battle royal, from which she eliminated Jeff. At Sacrifice, Chyna submitted Karen for the win in the mixed tag team match. She left TNA shortly after making Sacrifice 2011 her final wrestling match. Numerous commentators have credited Chyna as being influential to women's wrestling and one of the biggest stars of WWE's Attitude Era. Commentator and former WWE official Jim Ross described Chyna as "The distinctive athlete was to WWE what Ronda Rousey has been to UFC", while E! News said that Chyna accomplished more in her near-decade career than any woman had ever done. Others praise Chyna as a feminist icon who defied gender norms; Dawn Heinecken, a professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Louisville, wrote in 2004 that "She was demonized as a feminist who challenged male dominance... Her latest, and most popular incarnation was that of a sex symbol". She was the first woman to compete in the Royal Rumble match and is the only woman to have held the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
    In September and October 2002, she wrestled several matches for the promotion.
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    In 2002, Laurer joined New Japan Pro Wrestling and made her first appearance at the New Japan Thirtieth Anniversary Show, refereeing a bout between the Steiner Brothers and Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kensuke Sasaki.
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  • 2001
    Age 28
    She left the WWF on November 30, 2001, several months after she had been taken off of television.
    More Details Hide Details Behind the scenes, Triple H, her former real-life boyfriend, began a relationship with Stephanie McMahon, with whom Laurer claims he had an affair and then left her for. Chyna, in a 2015 interview with Vince Russo, stated that after a meeting with Vince McMahon about the Stephanie McMahon situation, she was sent home and was later sent a fax telling her that she was not needed anymore, although in a 2002 interview with The Baltimore Sun, Chyna indicated that the breakup had nothing to do with her leaving WWF and that she left to pursue an acting career. Then-Executive Vice President of Talent Relations Jim Ross reports that it was "mutually agreed" to let her contract expire in order for her to explore other options.
    Laurer also defended her title against Lita at Judgment Day in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Although she won the match, she soon vacated the Women's Championship, as this was Laurer's final WWF match.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    At the same time, Laurer posed nude for Playboy magazine's November 2000 issue.
    More Details Hide Details Her Playboy modeling was also worked into a WWE storyline (based, in part, on a real-life legal feud between the WWE and the conservative Parents Television Council), in which it drew the ire of the Right to Censor (a group of morally conservative wrestlers). Shortly after, Laurer began a feud with Ivory, a member of the Right to Censor, over the Women's Championship. This culminated in a storyline at the Royal Rumble where Laurer appeared to reinjure her neck while performing a handspring back elbow. In order to better convince the audience that she was injured, color commentator Jerry Lawler left the commentators' booth and entered the ring to check on Laurer's condition, something he had not done since the in-ring accident that killed Owen Hart in 1999. When Laurer returned from the "injury", she won the Women's Championship from Ivory at WrestleMania X-Seven in a squash match.
    They officially split in November 2000 after Chyna, in storyline, found Eddie cavorting in the shower with two other women.
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    Not long after losing the Intercontinental title, Laurer became the on-screen girlfriend of Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero and Laurer, originally villains, later became fan favorites during the summer of 2000, with Guerrero dubbing her his "Mamacita".
    More Details Hide Details The couple faced Val Venis and then-rookie Trish Stratus in an intergender tag team match at SummerSlam with the Intercontinental Championship on the line. Chyna won the match, but lost the belt two weeks later to Guerrero in a Triple Threat match with Kurt Angle.
  • 1997
    Age 24
    Laurer made her WWF debut on February 16, 1997 at In Your House 13: Final Four; her character emerged as a plant from a ringside seat, choking Marlena while Goldust was in the ring with Triple H. Her original role in the promotion was as the laconic enforcer/bodyguard for Triple H and later, his D-Generation X group (which included Sean "X-Pac" Waltman).
    More Details Hide Details She often helped Triple H (then, a rising villain) cheat to win by physically interfering in matches by executing her trademark low blow to the groin. She was later given the ring name "Chyna", an intentionally ironic moniker; fine china is delicate and fragile, a sharp contrast to her character. Off-screen, however, the male wrestlers were hesitant at first to let a female over-power them on-screen. In January 1999, Chyna was the thirtieth entrant in the Royal Rumble, becoming the first woman ever to enter the contest. The day after the Royal Rumble, Chyna became a villainess by betraying Triple H and aligning herself with his enemy Vince McMahon and Kane. Laurer teamed with Kane at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre pay-per-view against former allies X-Pac and Triple H. At WrestleMania XV, Chyna turned on Kane in his match by attacking him with a chair, appearing to rejoin DX. Chyna and Triple H, however, turned against DX later that evening when they helped Shane McMahon defeat DX member X-Pac. The duo became part of The Corporation and later Shane McMahon's Corporate Ministry. Following the dissolution of the Corporate Ministry, the villainous Chyna remained at Triple H's side. They would eventually split up later in the year.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    From 1996 until 2000, Laurer dated fellow wrestler Paul "Triple H" Levesque.
    More Details Hide Details They initially hid their relationship from their co-workers because Laurer felt that people might think she "slept her way to the top". The duo also lived together for some time.
    Laurer met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performers Paul "Triple H" Levesque and Shawn Michaels after a professional wrestling show in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details After watching tapes of her matches, they decided to bring her into the WWF as a bodyguard. Vince McMahon, the owner of the WWF, initially did not want her to join the company because he did not believe the audience would find a woman beating up men believable. While waiting for the WWF's decision, Laurer was approached by World Championship Wrestling (WCW), who wanted her to be the sole-female member of the New World Order. She initially accepted the offer, but later turned it down when Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon's son, informed her that she was about to be hired by the WWF. However, Kowalski claimed that he got Laurer hired by the WWF after introducing her to Shane McMahon and telling him of WCW's interest in her.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    Joanie Laurer trained at Wladek "Killer" Kowalski's professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts. Her first match was in 1995 against a male wrestler dressed as a woman.
    More Details Hide Details While attending the school, she also worked for various independent promotions as Joanie Lee. Some of her earliest matches were set up by The Fabulous Moolah.
  • 1992
    Age 19
    She attended the University of Tampa, graduating in 1992 with a major in Spanish Literature.
    More Details Hide Details During college, she also studied French and German (she could converse in either language) and later stated during this time she was raped by two men after getting drunk at a party. She also was a member of the ROTC. She originally wanted to use her knowledge of foreign languages to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Drug Enforcement Administration. Subsequently, she joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to Guatemala. After returning from abroad, Laurer held several different jobs: a cocktail waitress in a strip club, singer in a band, and a 900-number chat line worker. In her mid-to-late 20s, while living in the Florida Keys, she took a six-week class to train to be a flight attendant. On the way to her first flight, she was in a car accident and spent four days in the hospital. After recovering from the accident, Laurer's sister Kathy helped her get a job selling beepers, and both women also worked as belly dancers.
  • 1973
    Age 0
    From 1973 to 1983, she, her siblings and her mother moved several times.
    More Details Hide Details As a child, Laurer learned to play both the violin and cello. She later said that in seventh grade she was sexually kissed by a much older teacher who worked at her school. At age thirteen, while attending Penfield High School, she began purging after she ate. She left home at age sixteen after her mother tried to force her into a drug rehabilitation facility, going instead to live with her biological father. That same year, she began working out, and because her abdominal muscles were so strong, she did not feel any pain when she developed an ovarian tumor. She finished her last year of high school in Spain.
  • 1969
    Age -4
    Laurer was born in Rochester, New York on December 27, 1969.
    More Details Hide Details She had two older siblings: Kathy and Sonny. After her parents divorced when she was approximately four years old, Laurer had three different stepfathers and one stepmother. According to Laurer, her first stepfather threatened suicide at one point, and her biological father, who once accidentally stabbed her mother in the thigh with a bread knife, had a problem with alcoholism.
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