Neil Docking of The Mirror in the UK is featuring an interview with comments from WWE COO Paul “Triple H” Levesque on WWE’s European tour about the sudden passing of former WWE star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer on Wednesday.
“It is obviously tragic and clearly my well-wishes go out to her friends and family. Brilliance sometimes, and that ability to push barriers and boundaries and be a pioneer, is often connected closely with other things that aren’t so positive sometimes, and demons, and unfortunately that is the case. Man, [she was] just a great person, an amazing talent, a ground breaking pioneer, that was never afraid to go out on a limb and blaze her own trail through life. She never took, and when you’re choosing a path [you can say] ‘hey here is a path let’s go down that one’ or you can blaze your own path and burn it up and create something for others to follow, and that’s what she did, and that star shone bright, but unfortunately burned out way too fast.”
When asked if we could see Chyna getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame down the line, Triple H seemed open to it and noted it wasn’t his call.
“You know it’s not my decision, but I definitely think, as I have said before, that what she did in her life certainly warrants it. There was never anybody like her before her, and there will never be anybody like her after. It’s certainly warranted and I’m sure at some point when the time is right, hopefully, that could happen.”
TMZ provided an update on Thursday evening noting that Laurer may had already been dead for a “day or two” prior to her body being discovered at her home on Wednesday evening. Police still insist no foul play was suspected or suicide notes were found. While prescription bottles were at her residence, it was described as nothing out of the ordinary and the bottles were not empty.