Chyna Talks Beating WWE In Court, Letter To McMahon, Her TNA Stint, Her Future & More

Chyna recently spoke with Raj Giri of about her new Vivid release Back Door To Chyna, her time in WWE, her TNA stint and much more. Here is part two of the interview, you can check out part one by clicking here. You legally changed your name to Chyna, right?

Chyna: Yes, in 2007. It took me seven years. That's incredible. It's not often that someone can get to use their old WWE name so congratulations for that.

Chyna: To me, my name was Chyna. What bothered me was Joanie Laurer. There was no mom Laurer, there was no dad Laurer. I was totally abandoned so what bothered me was my given name. There was sort of that confusion like, "Okay, Chyna's a fake name." That was already a confusing issue. To me, I'm Chyna. It was more of a business thing. Vince gave me a hard time. I didn't get a lot of work. It was hard to do radio interviews because they would then call in and say, "You better not use Chyna because I own that." I was like, "Okay." So I went for it. It took me seven years. As soon as I got the name, I was like, "Okay, I'm hot on the pavement again. Let's go," because there were no legal issues or no bullying issue. I'm glad I didn't quit. You were on Howard Stern the other day and you said that you had sent a letter recently to WWE. Was that fairly recent or was that a little while ago?

Chyna: Maybe like a month now. And they just said that they weren't interested?

Chyna: They said they're not interested. For so long I didn't even think about writing a letter but all my fans were like, "I miss you Chyna. I love you. When are you going back? When are you going back?" for like 11 years, right? My friend, he's a lawyer, and he said, "Chyna, you need to reach out to Vince McMahon." I was like, "Nobody reached out to me," and whatever. He was like, "Do you want to reach out to Vince McMahon?" I said, "Yeah, I would like an explanation, some closure, come back, do business." I did that and really felt good that I reached out because when the fans say, "What's going on?" I can honestly say, "He's not interested." You were with TNA for a brief time earlier this year.

Chyna: Yes, and I want to honestly tell you - it's not hard to find my phone number. Nobody ever called me in 11 years. I get the phone call from Vince Russo. He was like, "Hey, what's up? Would you be interested in coming back?" I was like, "Sure, let's talk." The next day I was on a plane. I was looking good, feeling good and I think everybody was just like blank stares and it was very bizarre. I don't know if they were expecting desperation. I didn't know what was going on. It was great to see the boys, I was happy and then I never heard from them again. Now that your movie career is going and everything - is that something that you don't really see a return to or is it a possibility?

Chyna: Of course I believe it's a possibility. That's why I wrote the letter. I don't personally think it's going to happen. [Regarding returning to TNA earlier this year] Eric Bischoff made executive comments about me; it did hurt my feelings because I love Dixie Carter. She's an amazing, really strong woman. It was so cool to see the boys and even the ones I didn't know… It made me feel incredible because they were like, "Chyna!" I was like, "Wow, this is so awesome." It was by far not a negative experience. It was great. I hope they're thinking about bringing me back.

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