‘The Ninth Wonder of the World’ Chyna was one of the biggest stars in WWE and arguably the biggest woman wrestler in WWE history.
Chyna won the WWE IC title two times in total. The second time she won the title was from Val Venis and the match took place in Summerslam 2000. Chyna is the only woman wrestler in WWE history to win the Intercontinental Championship. She was even booked once to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship too.
Eric Bischoff Thinks Chyna Going To TNA Was Not A Good Idea
The treatment she received from WWE was never been given to any woman in the history of the World Wrestling Entertainment. But it was not very easy for her to earn such precious victories. Wrestlers did not want to job to a woman back then and it was also rumored that Jeff Jarrett did not want to drop the IC title to her.
The former two times WWE IC Champion made her way to TNA in 2011 as the business associate of Kurt Angle. She was previously referred to as the mistress of Kurt Angle. The world of wrestling criticized this move as it ultimately did not lead to anything. Eric Bischoff also though it was not a good idea. He spoke about when he appeared on the 83 Podcast. He said;
“Chyna is not here to defend herself, and there’s no reason to speak ill of Chyna, but I think the logic of bringing her in, and this is all Vince Russo to my knowledge. Maybe Kurt (Angle) had something to do with it. Maybe Jeff (Jarrett) had something to do with it, I don’t know. I didn’t. I’m telling you the way I felt standing outside looking in at the time, I thought it was a bad idea.
“Chyna had been going through a lot of personal issues and they were very high profile. To me, the risk of bringing her in, given all of the things that everybody was aware of on TMZ and the media and everything else, the risk to the business, the advertising business, the damage it could potentially do to the brand, was just a bad choice and she had been out of the game for 10 years. She wasn’t ready to be in a match. She wasn’t on her game. I just felt like the risk completely outweighed the reward, the potential reward.”
Chyna is simply irreplaceable in the world of professional wrestling. Her contribution towards pro wrestling is uncountable. May her soul rests in peace.
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