The news of the tragic death of Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, was a news story that hit millions around the world. The WWE Universe and Superstars were devastated by the news and many took to twitter to express their grief. Some Superstars surprised us with their kind words, with Stephanie McMahon tweeting, "She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed." Triple H tweeted some cordial words as well. Knowing the history these two had with Chyna made their tweets shocking, but we will get into that a little later.
With all that is being said on social media, one big question is being asked, will Chyna be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?
Triple H has said before in an interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin that though he believes Chyna has the credentials to be entered, her life choices has made it hard for the WWE to induct her. He mentioned that children may look her up on the internet if she was inducted and see things a child should not be seeing. And let's face it, children do make up a big percentage of the WWE fanbase.
Should a WWE Superstar's induction be judged upon their personal life choices? Well it certainly depends on what those choices are. For instance, Chris Benoit's choice to brutalize his family should ultimately keep him out of the Hall of Fame forever. Though there are others in the Hall of Fame that made a few less severe, of their own bad choices, Chyna's choices pretty much defined her career after the WWE and may have also led to her untimely death.
Below are the top 12 reasons Chyna does not deserve to be inducted. Please feel free to leave a comment or use social media to tell us whether you agree or not.
12 She Has Blasted WWE For Over A Decade
11 The Ship Has Sailed
The WWE could have easily inducted Chyna into the Hall of Fame in any of the past 12 years since they've made the induction ceremony an annual event, but they didn't. So now, all of a sudden, a tragedy changes their mind? It just doesn't seem like the right reason to induct somebody, whether you believe she belongs or not. Stone Cold had some strong opinions on the subject:
"I don't think it will ever be right because she didn't go into the [WWE] Hall Of Fame while she was alive, living and breathing with us. And I thought she earned the right to be in the Hall Of Fame and to put her in there posthumously, if I'm saying that word correctly, man, it's just not good enough.
10 She Had No Business Being Women's Champion
9 She Was A Heavy (And Public) Drug User
8 Backstage Drama
7 No One Knows The Real Story Of Her Departure
6 She Is Overrated
5 Arrested For Domestic Abuse
4 Her Film Career
3 Her Tape With X-Pac
2 She Was An Escort
Now escorts are not allowed to promise sex, what they do on their date is strictly between them and the client, but many know what happens behind closed doors. Chyna was advertised as a Los Angeles escort and her rates were not cheap. Apparently if someone wanted a whole day with her, they would be forking up $10,000. What she does behind closed doors is none of our business, but when it is advertised, it then becomes other people's business. Though her ads are no longer available, if you Google her name and the world "escort", you can still find reviews and rates.
With all that is stated above, and what was said by Triple H before, Chyna cannot have a place in the Hall of Fame. If the WWE did cave at this point, an induction would strictly be out of pity and/or PR because of her death. No one wants to be pitied and no one should be given special treatment because of it. Yes, her death was surprising and tragic, but this does not grant her the most prestigious honor in the WWE. Chyna made her own choices, and these choices should keep her out of the Hall of Fame, nothing should change that.
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