Following the news of the death of former WWE star Chyna, below are some social media reactions from the pro wrestling world:
A life can not be summed up in 140 characters. Chyna broke barriers and made people look at women in wrestling a whole new way.#RIPChyna
— David Lagana (@Lagana) April 21, 2016
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) April 21, 2016
Sad to report the passing of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, one of the most recognizable stars during the WWF Attitude Era, at the age of 45.
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) April 21, 2016
Pro Wrestling Insider – FORMER WWE STAR CHYNA PASSES AWAY.
Shocked to hear this. We were in contact recently. RIP https://t.co/ILtGiQNrt0
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 21, 2016
Chyna broke barriers in wrestling that I never knew could be broken. #RIP
— Leva Bates (@wrestlingleva) April 21, 2016
The epitome of the word pioneer. Godspeed my fellow Kowalski alum Chyna. You reinvented what a female wrestler is. May you be at peace.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) April 21, 2016
Someone who didn’t get enough credit for what she did for women in wrestling. Sadly she will get that recognition now. RIP Chyna.
— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) April 21, 2016
— Sam Roberts (@notsam) April 21, 2016
Thoughts and prayers go out to Chyna’s family. She was always cool with me. #Rip9thWonder
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) April 21, 2016
She broke barriers and changed women’s wrestling forever. Who knows where most of us would be without her #ripchyna
— Traci Brooks (@TheTraciBrooks) April 21, 2016
RIP Chyna aka Joannie Lauer. Condolences to her family and friends.
— Dirty Dutch Mantell (@dirtydutchman1) April 21, 2016
All I can say is that Chyna was always incredibly kind to me. I never forgot that. Life can be rough even to the strongest amongst us.
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 21, 2016
Very sad to hear that Joanie “Chyna” Laurer has passed away. Gone way too young. Thoughts are with her family and friends. #RIPChyna
— Bob Ryder (@brydertna) April 21, 2016
An integral part of the DX and the Attitude Era.
RIP Chyna… https://t.co/drCcjQUjMw
— jim varsallone (@jimmyv3) April 21, 2016
Tell people what you should while you can…You NEVER KNOW if you will have the chance again! 🙁
— Terri Runnels (@theterrirunnels) April 21, 2016
Chyna. Rest in peace.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2016
RIP Joannie “Chyna” Laurer. #WWE
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. CHYNA pic.twitter.com/FJ6PuW2zsr
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) April 21, 2016