1 Night in China

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1 Night in China
1 Night In China.jpg
Directed byMarcos Nunez
StarringSean Waltman, Joanie Laurer
Distributed byRed Light District Video
Release date
  • December 14, 2004 (2004-12-14)
CountryUnited States

1 Night in China is a pornographic film directed by Marcos Nunez and featuring professional wrestling personalities Sean Waltman and Joanie Laurer.[1] It was released by Red Light District Video in 2004. While Waltman and Laurer were engaged at the time they made the film, they broke up before it was released. Laurer, who died in April 2016, subsequently made several pornographic films, beginning with Another Night in China in 2009, which is considered to be a sequel to 1 Night in China.


The film features scenes of Laurer and Waltman taking a guided tour of China, intercut with footage of the pair participating in explicit anal, vaginal, and oral sex acts, with special emphasis on an anal sex scene, which serves as the climax of the film. Waltman appears to be under the influence of marijuana during much of the film, something which he later admitted to in an interview.[2]


The title of the film is a play on words, as Laurer wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Chyna (pronounced China). A similarly named sex tape featuring Paris Hilton, also distributed by Red Light District, was titled 1 Night in Paris.


Laurer and Waltman approached Red Light District Video in late 2004 to distribute the tape.[3] The film sold over 100,000 copies.[3] According to the company, both Laurer and Waltman shared in the profits.[3] Because of the film, Laurer received a career boost, soon appearing as a cast member on The Surreal Life on VH1.[3]


In January 2006, the film won an Adult Video News Award for the Top Selling Release of the Year.[4][5]


  1. ^ R. D. Reynolds; Blade Braxton (2007). The Wrestlecrap Book of Lists!. ECW Press. p. 239. ISBN 1-55022-762-9. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  2. ^ "YouShoot: Sean Waltman". Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Lola Ogunnaike (March 19, 2006). "Sex, Lawsuits and Celebrities Caught on Tape". NY Times. Archived from the original on May 3, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  4. ^ "Chyna's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  5. ^ "AVN Awards Show". Archived from the original on April 16, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2009.

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