The dynamic and often complex world of professional wrestling never fails to serve up riveting tales, especially when it involves iconic wrestlers like the late Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer and Eddie Guerrero. This article uncovers an interesting aspect of wrestling history involving these two esteemed athletes.
Chyna, known for courageously paving the way for women’s wrestling, has often been applauded for her daring determination to break barriers in the male-dominated wrestling scene. This sentiment is shared by Konnan, the acclaimed pro-wrestler and host of the K100 podcast, who has shed light on a lesser-known aspect of Chyna’s wrestling journey.
According to Konnan, who was a close friend of Eddie Guerrero, the renowned wrestler was not particularly thrilled about being paired romantically with Chyna in the onscreen storyline during the early 2000s. Apparently, he was uncomfortable playing what he perceived as ‘second fiddle’ to Chyna in their onscreen partnership.
“She’s the original Mami,” said Konnan in praise of Chyna. He relates this to the current Dominik Mysterio-Rhea Ripley storyline, while also acknowledging her monumental influence in WWE. Despite Eddie’s initial reluctance, Konnan encouraged him to embrace the challenge, assuring him that it would open new doors of opportunity. This turned out to be sound advice as both Chyna and Guerrero benefitted significantly from their onscreen coupling, scaling new heights in WWE.
The intriguing storyline that tied them romantically began soon after WrestleMania 2000. The plot saw Chyna helping Guerrero, her supposed suitor, claim victory against Chris Jericho to seize the WWE European Championship. Despite Guerrero’s continuous adoration, Chyna played hard to get, until eventually she yielded to his ‘Latino Heat.’
The fictional tale of love took a tantalizing twist when Chyna caught Guerrero red-handed in the shower with two ladies from The Godfather’s ‘Ho’ train, leading to the dissolution of their onscreen engagement. This fascinating tale came to an end as suddenly as it started, marking an impactful chapter in the illustrious careers of the two renowned wrestlers.
In remembering the contributions of these two late legends, we must acknowledge the powerful impact of Chyna in the wrestling industry and her deserving place in the Hall of Fame. But her complex relationship with Eddie Guerrero highlights the intricate dynamics within wrestling’s theatrical storylines. It’s these unexpected twists and turns that make the world of professional wrestling a captivating spectacle for fans worldwide.