Known for having fought in the World Wrestling Federation between 1997 and 2001 under the ring name Chyna, she was also given the nickname, "The Ninth Wonder of the World" (the eighth was André the Giant).
She began her WWF career as Triple H's bodyguard, but the two became engaged shortly thereafter in real life as well. Both were members of D-Generation X, a stable that also included several other wrestlers. Chyna was the first WWF woman to fight full-time in the men's division.
She was also the first woman to win a seat in the Royal Rumble, the King of the Ring tournament and compete for the WWF Championship. In 1999 she became the first - and still, the only - woman to win the Intercontinental Championship: she succeeded in the feat twice.
She also won the Women's Championship on one occasion, before leaving the company. The latest edition of Jim Ross' Grilling JR podcast on AdFreeShows.com focussed on one of the greatest WrestleManias of all time, WrestleMania X-Seven (17).
Chyna won the Women's title from Ivory at the PPV, and the match was a one-sided squash in favor of the Ninth Wonder of the World.
Jim Ross on Chyna
Jim Ross revealed that Chyna didn't want to win the Women's Championship in the first place.
"She didn't want to win the title. She didn't want to work with women because of her look. She was a big advocate of the intergender stuff, and folks that know me, (know) that's not my cup of tea. She didn't want to wrestle women.
That was not her plot in life. She felt like she was above that because of her look and her size. Now, in today's world, it wasn't in 'today's world' back then; that was back then! This is 2001. It's 20 years ago.
Women's wrestling has come farther in the last 20 years or so than any other time, at least in my lifetime, in history. So, the list of talents that are out there now, you know, she could have some matches if she wanted to, or she could get into the ring like somebody like Asuka or Thunder Rosa, and whomever and get her a** whooped.
But that was not, you know, she didn't. She had an end." WWE wanted Chyna to be the women's champion as she had a great look, and the company even believed that she was the female equivalent of Hulk Hogan. "But I do know that she did not want to work with women because she would come to me and say, 'How are you going to use me at the next house show run? Who am I going to work with? And so, we know, we just felt like having a champion that looked like her. She was like a Hogan. And so, you know, that's a compliment, by the way."