Jim Ross revealed that Vince McMahon left Chyna’s WWE career in his hands after she demanded a guaranteed $1M/Year. Chyna left WWE in November 2001 after spending several months off television. The Ninth Wonder of the World was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside fellow D-Generation X.
On Backlash 2000 edition of his Grilling JR podcast, Ross stated Chyna felt that she should be paid just as much as the company’s top male Superstars. WWE Chairman ultimately left it up to him to decide whether he thought Chyna was worthy of being paid that much.
“She wanted a million dollars guarantee because she felt like she was worth more being a female, being more unique, than Stone Cold, some of the other guys. There was only a handful of guys making a million dollars per year.”
“I said, Vince, if I can’t get a decent number, we may have to pass on it. He said, Well, that’s your call. I couldn’t give her a million dollars a year. Could she have earned over a million dollars per year? She probably did a couple of times, if I remember correctly, but that guarantee was just too big.”
Credit: Grilling JR