Former WWE Women’s Champion and Intercontinental Champion Chyna is one of the most iconic women in the history of the promotion. Chyna broke down barriers for women in WWE, competing in matches against men, winning the Intercontinental Title, and even participating in the men’s Royal Rumble match at one time. However, her exit from WWE was a controversial one, as well as her choices away from the company.
Many feel that a WWE Hall Of Fame induction for Chyna is long overdue. It remains to be seen whether or not WWE will eventually elect to do so. Recently, Chyna’s mother, Jan LaQue, took to her Facebook page and urged WWE to “do what’s right” and induct her daughter into the Hall Of Fame:
“As many of you know, yesterday would have been Joanie’s (Chyna’s) birthday. I truly appreciate all of the messages and rememberances of her that were posted by so many of you. As you can imagine, it’s always a very sad day for me. But it helps a lot to know how many people remember her and loved her.
“It’s one of the worst things in the world to lose a child. We HAVE to get her into the WWE hall of fame. She richly deserves to be there. WWE – LISTEN UP and do what’s right for Chyna!! You owe her that for what she did for you and women’s wrestling. She earned her place there. And it’s long overdue.”
Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California home in April of 2016 from an apparent overdose. The same year of Chyna’s passing, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon said that she believes Chyna will one day be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame: