WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch, better known to fans by her wrestling name, “Sunny,” was sentenced to 17 years in prison in a Volusia County, Florida courtroom on Monday over a March 2022 car crash that killed a 75-year-old man.
Sytch, who was driving a 2012 Mercedes-Benz, was accused of rear-ending the victim’s 2013 Kia Sorento while he was stopped at a traffic light. Authorities from the Ormond Beach Police Department later determined that the 50-year-old had a blood alcohol content of .08 (the legal limit in Florida) or higher. After initially pleading not guilty to eight charges stemming from the incident, Sytch reached a plea agreement with prosecutors back in August.
She was ultimately sentenced to 17 out of a possible 25 years, and will also be required to serve eight years of probation following her prison sentence, in addition to having her driver’s license permanently revoked. Before the fatal crash, Sytch had been arrested on DUI charges at least six times in Pennsylvania and New Jersey between 2015 and 2019.
PW Insider noted that many within the pro wrestling world are pretty upset by how Tammy Lynn Sytch’s defense tried to plead her case. Blaming Chris Candido’s death on her downfall in pro wrestling wasn’t the right move, and as they saw things, her behavior was already problematic prior to Candido’s tragic passing.