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Wrestling 'Diva' Sunny Is Currently Facing Jail After Breaking Parole

Wrestling 'Diva' Sunny Is Currently Facing Jail After Breaking Parole

Tammy Sytch, better known as Sunny, has been charged as a fugitive and now faces up to five years in jail

Ronan O'Shea

Ronan O'Shea

Tammy Sytch, better known as WWF's first 'Diva' Sunny, is facing jail time after being arrested.

The 45-year-old was arrested on 27 February and charged as a fugitive from justice along with being issued 'contempt - Disobedience/Resistance' charges.

The charges come from DUI (driving under the influence) citations she had been issued by local authorities in her home state, New Jersey.

Carbon County Police Department

She also had a charge related to fleeing the scene of an accident and a total bail charge of $6,000 (£4,300). However, it's possible that Sytch will be extradited back to Pennsylvania, where she also faces charges, which could leave her with a five-year jail term.

She served 114 days in jail in 2013 and was dropped from WWE's Former Talent Rehabilitation Program. The programme helps former WWE wrestlers and referees who have developed drink and/or drug problems. To date, Sytch is the only participant to have lost funding.

As Sunny, Sytch was one of the most well known stars of WWF in the 1990s, and has also appeared in WCW and ECW competition. In recent years, she has had a number of run-ins with the law and problems with addiction.

Sunny with the Road Warriors.

When last arrested, she was warned by judge Judge Joseph J. Matika that there would be 'serious consequences' were she to be arrested again, which may now reveal themselves in a lengthy jail sentence.

In recent years, Sytch's career has segued from wrestling into the adult film industry. In 2016, she featured in a film called Sunny Side Up: In Through the Backdoor.

Sytch started out in the now defunct Smoky Mountain Wrestling league, in which she played Tammy Fytch, a 'heel' character whose villainy was characterised by her idolisation of the US' then-First Lady, Hillary Clinton.


She went on to appear in the World Wrestling Federation (later to rebrand as WWE) from 1995, briefly becoming leader of the Legion of Doom 2000 - a tag team duo with a penchant for beating the crap out of anyone that came their way - before being released from the federation in 1998.

Sytch is widely regarded as the franchise's first 'Diva', a term used for its female performers including wrestlers, valets and managers before being discontinued in 2016.

This was followed with appearances in ECW and WCW before spending some time on the independent wrestling circuit. Sytch was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 and released an autobiography, A Star Shattered: The Rise & Fall & Rise of Wrestling Diva Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch in 2016, but unfortunately continues to find herself facing legal issues.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: US News, crime, Wrestling