Chyna comments on TNA, Eric Bischoff, WWE HOF, more
Jun 18, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Sent to GERWECK.NET via e-mail:
Former WWE Intercontinental & Womens champion “The Ninth wonder of the World” and Vivid Video Vixen Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was a guest on Wrestling News Live’s Fall Out show (found at http://wrestlingnewslive.tk/) and below are some of the highlights:
Why She Choose to work with Vivid Video:
Vivid is hot you know,I didn’t know anything about porn but even then I would see the calendars in the book stores and they had the billboards and the girls were plastered all over the place over Sun Set billard in front of the clubs and they (the females on the billboards) looked gorgeous
How well she has been treated since joining Vivid Video:
Beyond my expectations, I am totally psyched and I’ll tell you why; I haven’t felt like this since I was on top of my wrestling days right before my departure as I had just done my book and I did playboy and it was a total high of my life, I loved every day, and I woke up every to do all that (it) was tremendous. I kinda have the carpet pulled out from underneath me and Its’s been a long while and the problem died and I guessed I might as well be as real as I can get and I’ve gone through a lot of obstetrical and when this came up, I’d won my name back in 2007 after fighting for it for seven years and I hadn’t do anything super big with it since I got my name back you know? I had been doing little movies here and there and a copy of reality shows but this, when this opportunity came up, I was like “Yeah”, I didn’t have to think twice about it. I was insecure for about two minutes and then I thought “ Why on earth would you not do this?”. Everything I have done in my career, I have jumped in with both feet and I’ve taken chances and risks and something things have worked out, something thing’s haven’t but I have never been afraid of judgement.
How her TNA debut came about:
It was a surprise to me as it was to you(the internet fans) because basically I got a call from Vince Russo out of the blue and I was expecting it to be an Australian beer company and then it was Vince Russo and kinda basically overnight I was on an aeroplane….. So I get this call from Vince Russo and I clearly wasn’t expecting that you know because basically since the time I left from WWE, I never physically spoke to anybody expect from legally… so when this phone call came I was like, “Woah” but things have been going really well for me over the past year and the last couple of years I have really moved on and I’m really healthy physically and I get this call and I was really happy to hear from Vince (Russo) and he said he was thinking about me and the angle(Jeff Jarrett vs Kurt Angle) and would I be interested and I said “well of course” and I think he was shocked because we were friends and I really enjoyed working with him in WWF and he was like “I didn’t know how you were going to respond/react” and I was like “Its not the people within the business I’ve had problems with, we all know the problems and the reasons why” and I was happy to hear from someone and wondered why it took so long for someone to call me. When I went there, I was really psyched to see everybody and I don’t think anybody expected me to go and be that willing to jump back in so it was kinda a quick process for everybody.
Chyna’s thoughts on her one appearance stay in TNA:
I really didn’t know what was going to happen, I basically went to go to talk to them and I didn’t expect to be on TV that night but you know, the Pay Per View was right around the corner so I know that was the angle they wanted to do so I really don’t know what was going on behind the scenes. I knew Vince Russo and Bruce Prichard were really in my corner like wanting to make things happen so I don’t know, maybe it never surfaced as I never heard back after that but I consider it open basically.
Chyna’s thoughts on Eric Bischoff’s recent “Deer in the headlight” comments
My friend keeps me in hopline so I’ve sort being listening to what people have been saying and when I saw his(Eric’s) comments I didn’t know how to react to it because I never expected it because it was so out of left field as I had just gone to TNA, things went great and as far as I’m concerned I’ve never had beef with Eric, I’ve never even worked with him, he was very nice to me when I was there and I don’t have a problem with anybody and it was great so I just don’t know where it came from, it was strange. Maybe I looked like a deer in the headlights because I didn’t have the right lashes on? Or something, I don’t know.
Chyna on keeping the porn film a secret:
I didn’t hear from anyone before anybody knew about the movie because I had been keeping it a secret since I did the movie last November and that’s one of the reasons I looked so well and why I feel so well and its not my obligation to go around telling people everything I’m doing and its not a secret either so after the fact I haven’t talked to anybody in a while, its almost like he came up with a reason because of the movie, who knows?
Chyna on her “TNA missing the boat” with her comment:
I didn’t mean it in a negative way, I think they are missing the boat because I think we can have a lot of fun and I could do a lot of stuff and it didn’t make sense to me to go do one thing then kinda have it lingering out there….. I mean when I did playboy, it was like the biggest issue ever because your combining the two so you have wrestling, boobs beer and popcorn *laughs*.
Chyan’s thoughts on working the late Eddie Guerrero
Yeah it was really fun, I love the soap opera aspect so for me it was the first time we got to do vignettes and the chemistry was there and it was funny and he really taught me a lot in the ring because when we worked together is was magic. I remember Eddie taught me how to press (slam) people and the first time I pressed him, I got him up and I was trying so hard and he jumped so hard as we were practicing in the middle of the ring and I actually threw him out of the ring and he landed on the floor!. He was awesome
Chyna on WWE’s Hall Of Fame
Well you know what? As far as relationships goes, I’m way over that you know, it was a typical break up in the sense of losing someone you love and the deceit and cheating yes but that happens to all of us. What was the real heart breaker for me was that I really knew in my heart it would blow over in a year or two or when we were able to pass the relationship stage that everybody goes through in a break up but because of the way business was done, I didn’t know that it would be a decade later and nobody has spoken to me I mean come on, I’m over the relationship part, it was just bad business on their part if you ask me.
Chyna’s future in the porn industry
I’m hoping that’s coming my way, there is definitely talk of more and you know, I just think in a short amount of time you see how your working together and I would love to do more work with Vivid, they have treated me exceptionally, its quite glamorous I have to say, it really has been, it felt great and they treated me beyond fair and I need that, I’m on board for sure so you know, we will keep you posted, I don’t know what’s gonna happen but its looking good.
Chyna on if she would return to WWE or TNA if they offered her a contract
Absolutely; Based upon the deal. I’ve come real far at this point in my life and I know what I want and I know what I deserve so you know, if everything was good for this point if my life, yeah of course….. I think I’m pretty reasonable; I have done a lot of things throughout my career and worked hard for my name and know my work ethic so you know I don’t know, like loreal, I guess I’m worth it but you know, you never know what’s gonna happen tomorrow.
The interview can be heard in its entirety at http://www.archive.org/download/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer6-18-11/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer.mp3