Wrestling bombshell Nikki Bella is apologizing for offensive feedback she as soon as made in regards to the late ring legend Joanie “Chyna Doll” Laurer.
Laurer — the primary lady to win WWE’s Intercontinental championship — died of an overdose in 2016 after a protracted public downfall on the age of 45. However, at her peak, the muscular bombshell was identified across the globe as “The Ninth Wonder of the World.”
Her loyal followers at the moment are calling out a resurfaced clip from a 2013 look by Bella Twins — wrestling/realty TV duo Nikki and Brie Bella — on “Fashion Police,” then hosted by comedy legend Joan Rivers.
During the interview, the Bellas have been requested to touch upon Laurer’s seems to be, claiming they “don’t know if it’s a man or a woman,” stated Nikki, now 37, referring to Chyna — a lady.
To make issues worse, the host Rivers — who died at 81 in 2014 — piled on the late Laurer, saying her “vagina has a penis.”
Fans have been fast to denounce the “disrespectful” language aimed toward a cult icon who’s abusive adolescence, groundbreaking profession and tragic spiral is explored in a new documentary on VICE TV.
“Yeah this is messed up…Poor Chyna,” the fan captioned the video.
The official account for Laurer responded to the resurfaced interview in a since-deleted tweet, in accordance with superstar gossip web site Too Fab.
“That video from the @BellaTwins is disrespectful. Chyna would of been hurt by this. But we will just show love. I just hope they are sorry. We will run this page and campaign with light not hate,” they wrote. An additional response to the thread on Sunday added, “No itvwa [sic] disrespectful period!!”
“I want to sincerely apologize for a comment I made over 8 years ago on Fashion Police. I am sorry and embarrassed by my 29 year old self, who offended Chyna and, in turn, hurt her family and others,” Nikki wrote in a smartphone word hooked up to the tweet, which has seen 1,300 supporters to date. “I wish I could take it back. Please learn from me, it’s not worth hurting someone’s feelings for a meaningless laugh.”
She continued, “Chyna will always be remembered as an icon and pioneer who helped create the opportunities for women in wrestling that exist today. Thank you Chyna!”
Laurer debuted in WWE as Chyna in 1997 because the bodyguard for eventual boyfriend — and later ex — Paul “Triple H” Levesque. She went on to change into a very important member of the legendary D-Generation X faction earlier than making a title for herself as an in-ring performer in contrast to any seen earlier than in WWE, as she typically wrestled the male superstars. She grew to become the primary lady to enter the Royal Rumble, a WWE girls’s champion and infamously posed for Playboy.
Her contract was not renewed by WWE in 2001 and the franchise distanced itself from Laurer for a few years as she dabbled in actuality TV, entered the grownup movie business and battled substance abuse — earlier than leaving the nation to start out a new life.
VICE TV’s new two-hour documentary “VICE VERSA: Chyna” revolves across the remaining 12 months of Laurer’s life. She returned to the US in 2015 after three quiet years in Japan — throughout which she was an English instructor — with the intent to make a documentary. Her internal circle now hopes the movie will gas a long-overdue solo induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.