WWE: Triple H Dismisses Chyna Claims As 'Complete Fabrication'
"While Joan has had significant struggles in life, this does not justify making such claims,” WWE are reported to have said in a statement...
WWE have dismissed claims by Attitude Era performer Chyna that ex Triple H hit her as "false", "reckless" and "a complete fabrication".
Chyna, real name Joanie Laurer, made the allegation against the former 13-time champ on a podcast following Triple H's remarks earlier this month she would be a "difficult" choice for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Admitting the Ninth Wonder of the World “absolutely” deserved recognition for what she had achieved as a wrestling personality, he told interview Steve Austin: “[Chyna] Completely, 100 per cent transcended the business, changed the business, paradigm-shifter of the business, did what no woman ever did before and was awesome at it. A phenomenal talent.”
Adding that he didn’t need to discuss the circumstances surrounding her departure from the company following their real life break up, he insisted: “There was no beef on this side with anything, and I mean that 100%”.
Now married to Chief Operating Officer Stephanie McMahon and with three young daughters, Triple H continued: “From a career standpoint, should she be in the Hall of Fame? Absolutely.
“Bit difficult though — and this is the flip side of the coin that nobody looks at — I‘ve got an eight-year-old kid.
“And my eight-year-old kid sees the Hall of Fame and goes on the Internet to look up Chyna. Punch it up and what comes up?
“I’m not criticising anybody, I’m not criticising lifestyle choices — everybody has their reasons.
“I don’t know what they were and I don’t care to know.
“That’s not a morality thing, it is just the fact of what it is. That is a difficult choice.”
In a statement reported to have been released today, WWE are quoted as saying: "The false statements and reckless allegations made by Joan Laurer (aka Chyna) on a recent podcast about a physical dispute are a complete fabrication.
"While Joan has had significant struggles in life, this does not justify making such claims.”
WWE have been approached for further comment.
Watch Chyna's 1997 debut in the then-WWF by clicking on the video above.