Tammy Lynn Sytch, formerly known as Sunny, once held the title of the most downloaded woman on AOL, but those days are now a distant memory. Despite Sytch’s earlier fame and induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, the past decade has been marked by her legal troubles and personal challenges.
Her descent from the heights of success as one of the original WWE Divas and a prominent figure in professional wrestling during the 1990s is unmistakable. Now, facing a sentencing date, her journey has been troubled due to a series of unfortunate decisions.
During her sentencing hearing, the WWE Hall of Famer had an opportunity to address the court. Throughout the proceedings, there was a recurring emphasis on the notion that she is “more than the worst thing she’s ever done.” Advocating for a balanced approach, her attorney urged the judge to consider a combination of incarceration and mental health rehabilitation. While they aimed to avoid the full 25-year sentence, which included six months of probation, the prosecution insisted on the complete period of incarceration.
The prosecution highlighted her three DUIs within 21 days. These instances were not favourable, reiterating a tragic history of poor decision-making that has been extensively covered.
When delivering the verdict, Judge Karen Foxman stated that the circumstances did not warrant the alternative sentencing sought by Tammy Lynn Sytch’s legal defence. The judge also addressed the “egregious” details of the case. Sytch received credit for submitting an open plea to the court.
In the end, the judge found Lynn guilty on all charges, sentencing her to 17 years in prison with credit for 566 days served. Afterwards, she will face 8 years of probation without rehabilitation. It marks the conclusion of a tragic story.