Former WWE women's champion Chyna, real name Joanie Laurer, has been on a downward spiral ever since leaving – or getting fired – the wrestling promotion in 2001. She had a high profile relationship with Sean Waltman that saw the pair release a sex tape in 2004.
She was interviewed for a YouShoot DVD, which is a series of videos in which prominent wrestling figures past and present talk about their life in and out of the ring, and basically said that Waltman drugged her and raped her, then videotaped the whole incident.
Now, without knowing all of the details of the incident, I will say that it is hard to believe a lot of what she says anymore. She was involved in the promotion and distribution of the video, so take that for what it is worth.
The article does mention that she did get visibly upset when talking about the whole ordeal, so maybe there is more to it than we know. It just strikes me as odd that if the whole thing was so traumatic, why would you want to put it out there for everyone to see?
Waltman and Chyna did have problems when they were together. There were numerous instances when the police had to get involved because she beat him and then he beat her. Neither one of them behaved like saints when they were together.
Chyna has had her share of problems over the course of the last decade. She had all kinds of problems with drugs and alcohol after WWE let her go. She has appeared on a number of reality shows, including "The Surreal Life" and "Celebrity Rehab."
Chyna does sound far better today than she did back then, so maybe she has been able to get her life back on the right track, or at least a better track than the one that she was on.
Still, the details that Chyna talks about in the interview are very troubling and shine an even greater light on just how low her life had gotten after she lost everything. I am not saying that she is a sympathetic figure – she's not – but you do feel sorry for her because she has not had an easy life.