TMZ caught up with WWE big boss Stephanie McMahon in New York City to ask her about former WWE legend, Chyna, and her chances of being made a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Chyna was forced out of the company when Stephanie had an affair with Chyna‘s then boyfriend, Triple H. Stephanie and Triple H are now married with three children. Since then, the company has tried to wash away Chyna’s legacy. The McMahon family owns the wrestling promotion. What happened to Chyna is a pretty awkward and illegal situation.
In 2001, Chyna received a fax at a restaurant that she was no longer needed even though she was under contract.
“Yeah, I wanted to stay. I was not expecting to get a fax that said, “You will not be needed anymore” when I was still on contract. That was a surprise,” Chyna says. “They faxed me at the restaurant I was eating lunch at. That was the last time I heard from the WWF.
“It was horrible, it really was.”
Many female wrestlers who followed Chyna, including Lita and Trish Stratus, have been honored with the Hall of Fame induction.
It’s just basic logical that the person who paved the path be honored before the people who ran on it. But, when you have personal problems with the McMahon family, the rules are different.
Stephanie says that Chyna’s time is coming “at some point.”
“I’m sure that we will see Chyna in the Hall of Fame at some point in the future. I’m not sure exactly what year that will be, but there’s no denying her contributions to WWE.”
McMahon referred to Chyna as a “pioneer in our industry.” However, that’s not how the company has treated her.
Chyna recently passed away in her home in Los Angeles. She was 46. Her brain will be donated to science to study the effects of head trauma.