Due to most of the time when the news broke and the WWE crew being in Europe, there weren't a lot of messages from sports entertainers and wrestling performers in the hours immediately following Chyna's passing.
With more time, those thoughts have been coming on Twitter and Facebook (even as another celebrity death takes her place atop the entertainment news). Here are a sampling:
Happy to have met you, laugh with you and work with you. GOD BLESS. #RIPChyna @ChynaJoanLaurer— Bubba Ray Dudley (@BubbaRayDudley) April 21, 2016
Shocked to hear the news about @ChynaJoanLaurer she was always so kind and such an important woman and pioneer to this business #RIPChyna ❤️— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) April 21, 2016
We are losing too many too fast and too soon. Very sad news @ChynaJoanLaurer #RIP— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) April 21, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Joanie "Chyna" today. RIP Joanie.— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) April 21, 2016
Thank you Chyna 4 being a huge inspiration in my wrestling journey!You are a motivation to many & will leave a mark 4 powerful women! #wwe— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) April 21, 2016
Devastated over Chyna passing,she dated Brutus years before wrestling,such a beautiful soul and so kind to my children,rip Joanie love u. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 21, 2016
Tragic to hear about the passing of Chyna. A true pioneer. #RIPChyna— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) April 21, 2016
@ChynaJoanLaurer was an influence to me as a child. She made me think women could do anything in the ring. #RIPChyna #9thWonderOfTheWorld— Athena Reese (@Athena_Reese06) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear about Chyna. #RIPChyna— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) April 21, 2016
Never met @ChynaJoanLaurer but she was always Positive&Respectful 2Me. She definitely was a Force in @WWE #RIPChyna https://t.co/Q6eXYodLnT— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear the news of @ChynaJoanLaurer passing. #RIPChyna— Carmella (@CarmellaWWE) April 21, 2016
Sorry to hear about the passing of #JoanieLaurer. We didn't always see eye to eye, but we had a lot of fun.
I got this news a few hours ago and have been simply GUTTED since! Hate these 3 letters, RIP "Ms. Big Joanie" #FoundPeace— Terri Runnels (@theterrirunnels) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. CHYNA pic.twitter.com/FJ6PuW2zsr— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) April 21, 2016
You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for everything you have done for women in this crazy business. I love you Joanie forever. I will be off social media for a few days. This news was too devastating.
I can't believe @ChynaJoanLaurer is gone. I'm grateful I was able to tell her how amazing she was to me. #ToTheCelloPlayingAngel #RIPChyna— Melina (@RealMelina) April 21, 2016
Coming home from @knokxpro training tonight only to hear this . Rest easy my friend . Thank you for gracing the ring with you #tillwemeetagain #RipIconChyna Never to a close line like this from one of the toughest female wrestlers I know http://youtu.be/LgehxQloz40#GoneTooSoon
RIP Joannie "Chyna" Laurer. #WWE— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) April 21, 2016
#RIPChyna - May you bask in tranquility. https://t.co/BCqkgx4RNx— #StrongerThanDeath (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 21, 2016
Just woke up to the sad news about Chyna. Such a huge part of #womenswrestling and of my childhood. Very sad day. #9thWonderOfTheWorld— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) April 21, 2016
Still can't believe that we lost a warrior in Chyna. My heart goes out to the family and friends in this time of need. #RIPChyna— D-von Dudley (@TestifyDVon) April 21, 2016
RIP Chyna , thank you for all your wrestling contributions #womenswrestling #RIPChyna— La Sicaria (@RealIvelisse) April 21, 2016
Feel free to add others you see in the comments below, or share your own thoughts and remembrances of Chyna.
And join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to those in and out of the wrestling business whose lives she touched.