In 2008, I found out at the last minute #Chyna
was doing an autograph signing at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. I went straight there only to find out I had missed her by a few minutes. Bummed, I was on my way back to the parking garage when I saw what I thought was her going out a side entrance of the shopping area I didn't know about. I wasn't sure so I darted out the same door and yelled "Excuse me, Chyna?" at the lady walking down this secret hallway.
The woman wearing sunglasses turned around and it was infact her! I asked if I could take a picture with her and she obliged. She was with her manager. I told them I just got off work to meet her and he joked that I had good timing.
I wish I could've talked to her, but I could tell they were in a rush. I thanked her and kissed her on the hand, which got a big smile out of her.
Fast forward to 2015, I drove to Los Angeles. This was my second time meeting her and poured my heart out to her after waiting an hour or so in line because of all the drama she's been through.
I told her along the lines of "You've been through a lot. It sucks and I'm sorry, but look at all these people. They came here to see you because you're an inspiration. Thank you for everything that you did.
She was touched and talked to me for a bit including everybody else that came to see her that day despite the big turnout. She gave me a hug before signing my copy of her book writing "I ❤️ you". She told me her favorite match was against #JeffJarrett
at No Mercy 1999.
After showing her the old photo we took, she followed me on Twitter and I would send her a positive message every now and then to keep her head up. She would like the Tweets.
I did everything I could to help her, but in the end, you can't save somebody who doesn't want to be saved. She's finally going in the #WWEHallOfFame
. I hope she has found peace now. 🙏
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