It’s been said that a former WWE star and Hall of Famer rejected the chance to become the WWE World Champion, instead choosing another project.
Anthony Anzaldo, who was a friend and manager of Chyna, said that Vince McMahon offered her a run with the World Title, but if she took it she couldn’t do Playboy – she chose to be in Playboy instead of being the only female World Champion in history.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Anzaldo said:
“They offered her the WWE Championship belt, but Vince said, ‘But you can’t do Playboy’ because she got offered to do Playboy. She chose Playboy over the belt.
“Vince says, ‘If you do Playboy, you don’t get the belt.’ She said ‘f**k the belt. I’m doing Playboy.’ Highest selling out of the box Playboy, first week Playboy, in the history of Playboy, more than Kim Kardashian. It’s top three of all time behind Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe. So she does Playboy. Awesome. Now, she’s a big f**king star.”
Chyna was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019 as a member of D-Generation X, despite WWE being skeptical about doing so for so many years.