Chyna is arguably one of the greatest women wrestler to ever step foot in the ring, Chyna was not afraid of any opponent, she used to destroy bot men and women wrestlers. Chyna won Intercontinental Championship in 1999, still no women wrestler other than Chyna have able to win IC Title.
Shawn Michaels recently was interviewed by Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda where he talked about Rhea Ripley and Chyna. Shawn Michaels says he knew Rhea Ripley would be a success when he first saw her in NXT.
Shawn Michaels on Chyna
“Chyna was one of the rare and unique people. I think she changed the face of women’s wrestling in a big way. I think she was just unlike any others before her. But look, Rhea is absolutely one of my favorites. I knew it from the day I walked into NXT that you could see that she was something special. I wanted to do everything that I could to be a part of her career.”
Shawn Michaels on Rhea Ripley’s success
When she started out with us in NXT, man, I’m just telling you, you could see her grow. You could see her confidence grow, watch her evolve and just turn into a fantastic performer. Then she came over here to NXT and continued that ascension. I’m not surprised one bit at her success on the main roster, and she’s still so very young.
“She’s gonna surpass certainly, again respectfully, anything that Chyna accomplished. But I don’t think that will ever take away from what Joanie contributed to the WWE and this sport in general.”