• Old School Attitude Era Legend Would’ve Celebrated Her Birthday
Today would’ve been the 48th birthday of Old School WWF Attitude Era Legend Chyna (Real name: Joan Marie Laurer).
Chyna first showed up WWF TV in 1997 as the female bodyguard (& real life girlfriend) of Hunter Hearst Helmsley, but would soon turn into a member of one of the most famous factions in Professional Wrestling history: D-Generation X.
Chyna left the World Wrestling Federation in 2001 and fans all across the world are still waiting for her to take her rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame one day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.
December 27, 1969 – April 20, 2016
• Former WWE Champion Reveals Why Vince McMahon Wanted Him To Return In 2015, Says WWE Turned Him Into An International Icon
During an appearance on the “Keeping It 100 with Konnan” podcast, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio revealed why Vince McMahon wanted him to return in 2015 at the Hell in a Cell PPV.
Below is what Del Rio said:
“To be honest it’s because, and this came from Triple H himself and Johnny Ace; apparently Vince McMahon was mad after a TV taping because he didn’t feel that the heels were being real heels. You know nowadays heels want to be cheered and be cooled, but in those days when a heel was a bada$$ and a$$-kicker, those days are gone.
Nowadays, everyone wants to be cheered and wants thousands of followers on social media. They are afraid of heat that the business can give them, so McMahon wasn’t happy, and believe it or not Triple H agreed to it, so he said, let’s do it. He mentioned how i was doing great things on the independent circuit and Lucha Underground and how I was in phenomenal shape. After a while of negotiations, I ended up going back.
They called me a night before Hell in a Cell; they called me for weeks on it, I said that they needed to pay me, and that I was doing fantastic on the independent circuit. For someone like me, who has a name in Mexico, and for the name that the WWE gave me, no matter what, WWE made me.
They gave me a name and gave me an opportunity. The haters were say that I talk crap about WWE; yeah, I talk crap about the things I don’t like, but I also put the mover on things that are real. The reality is that they made me and they made me go from a national icon to an international icon, and because of that I did fantastic when I was not in the company.
Long story short, they asked me if I can come back to the company the next night, I said I could, and I ended up signing a contract at 2-3 in the morning; sending everything via fax, and the next day I was there for my big comeback.”