Chyna: Oh, of course he knew. It had been going on for a year. But nobody told me.
WrestlingINC.com: Did you ever approach Stephanie after you found out?
Chyna: I did. After I found the letter I called Vince. He said, "Okay, I'll see you on Monday," and when I walked into the building it was like the parting of the Red Sea. It was like everybody was against Paulie. Bob Holly was standing around me, Billy was standing around me - it was just crazy. Then I actually was going into the bathroom stall of the ladies room because I couldn't stop crying and Vince was going to talk to me. He said, "Are you ready to talk Chyna?"
Then Stephanie stepped up. She took me into the room, we talked, and she goes, "Well, I love him. He's my man. I'm sorry if you feel that way…" and I shut her up. I said, "Shut up. Call your dad in here because I'm going to choke you out." "If you really feel that way, take control of yourself," then Vince came in and said, "Let's do a new contract. I know this is tough for you but it's going to be okay." Then I went home and I got a fax saying they didn't need me anymore.
WrestlingINC.com: Now with "Back Door to Chyna" - that's pretty much your debut movie with Vivid. It is getting a lot of pub. A lot of people are talking about it. Did you have any second thoughts
about doing the movie when you first did it?
Chyna: Not one with Vivid. They're an amazing company. They made me feel beautiful, strong, stand on my own two feet, getting out there. [It was] amazing. I didn't know it was going to be so well received. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would be doing porn… It's an amazing experience; I'm so lucky.
WrestlingINC.com: You legally changed your name to Chyna, right?
Chyna: Yes, in 2007. It took me seven years.
WrestlingINC.com: 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.
WrestlingINC.com: 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.
WrestlingINC.com: 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."
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