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Stephanie McMahon and WWE React to Chyna’s Passing

Given Joanie “Chyna” Laurer’s complicated relationship with World Wrestling Entertainment, and specifically Paul “Triple H” Levesque, many were looking out for the company’s response to the tragic news of Laurer’s passing earlier this morning.

The following statement was issued by Levesque’s wife, Stephanie McMahon, who allegedly began seeing ‘The Game’ while he was still in a relationship with Chyna.

McMahon took some heat from fans online as prior to the above, she tweeted out a “midnight workout” video as news of Laurer’s passing began to circulate. She later deleted the video from Instagram after the news was confirmed.

WWE also issued the following statement:

WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Joanie Laurer, best known for competing in WWE as Chyna, has passed away.

A physically striking and talented performer, Chyna was a true sports-entertainment pioneer. Not only was the Superstar dubbed “The Ninth Wonder of the World” a founding member of the groundbreaking faction D-Generation X, but she also holds the distinction of being the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble Match and the first and only woman to win the Intercontinental Championship.

  • TheFizPop

    Wwe, where the only thing thats legit and real, are the poor ratings each week

  • oppa

    Seeing how Stephanie is widely viewed as the reason WWE lowballed Chyna to make her quit, and how it’s been widely reported that Stephanie is the reason why Chyna was not allowed to be in the Hall of Fame, she really should not have said anything. Unless WWE is going to do a 10 bell for her on Monday, there’s really no reason for them to say anything outside of it wards off bad press from people who aren’t familiar with Chyna’s life and downfall.