In December 2001 it was announced that her 2nd Playboy magazine shoot was selling well, and it was rumored
that Joanie had stated that she made more money from the two magazines than in her entire WWE career. Going
from a physical female "brawler" to a full blown Diva, Chyna showed women that it was possible to make
it in the testosterone male world of the WWE, and how to do it with class!

Joanie Laurer left the WWE in 2001 when contract negotiations between the wrestler and her employers failed.
Laurer was subsequently barred from appearing as Chyna (a trademark of the WWE) when she posed for the
January 2002 issue of Playboy.