Chyna's Manager Says He Had Just Booked Her for Intervention Before She Died

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In a new interview with TMZ Sports, manager Anthony Anzaldo says he had recently signed contracts with the producers of Intervention to get his client Chyna (real name Joan Laurer) on the show, but that she died before they could start production.

Chyna, a former WWE wrestler and adult film actress, was found dead in her apartment on April 20 and while the coroner has declined to release the cause of death, it’s suspected that she passed away after overdosing on prescription drugs.

According to TMZ, Anzaldo “had recently struck a secret deal with the producers of the TV show Intervention to get Chyna help ... but she died before they could start production.”

We’re told an agreement was reached — and the plan was to get a bunch of Chyna’s closest WWE friends, including Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mick Foley, to participate in the intervention.

“An interventionalist was already lined up as was a facility that was going to take her for 90 days,” Anzaldo says. We reached out to “Intervention” — so far, no word back.


This whole story is so fucking sad.

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I can understand why her friends would want to stage an Intervention, but you can do one of those without televising it. Rehab, too.

Maybe that pressure was part of the reason she struggled?