Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch: WWE Hall of Famer-turned-pornstar arrested for ‘terror threats’
Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch, 49, was taken into custody Thursday morning, January 13, in Keansburg, New Jersey
A WWE Hall of Famer turned pornstar has been arrested after allegedly making "terror threats." Tammy "Sunny" Sytch, 49, was taken into custody Thursday morning, January 13, in Keansburg, New Jersey.
The former WWE superstar was accused of making terror threats and unlawfully possessing a weapon. Court filings obtained by TMZ stated that Sytch was booked into the Monmouth County jail at 11 am on January 13. While she was charged with the above-mentioned offences, the court records didn't specify how the alleged crimes were committed.
The alleged weapon, however, doesn't appear to be a firearm, according to TMZ. It's worth noting that a person convicted of possessing illegal weapons in New Jersey can receive a sentence of up to five years in prison. Meanwhile, a threats charge can carry a one-year sentence.
WWE legend Tammy Sytch was arrested this morning for weapons possession and terroristic threats in New Jersey. https://t.co/8t2Vj2DK7W— TMZ (@TMZ) January 13, 2022
That said, Sytch's January 13 arrest isn't her first run-in with the law. The former WWE diva was reportedly arrested for multiple alleged offenses that included hiding from police officers back in 2020. The Middletown Township Police Department apprehended her in July that year and she was booked into the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in New Jersey. Monmouth County Sheriff's Office records show that she was charged with eluding a police officer, two counts of contempt or violating a domestic violence restraining order, and “operating a motor vehicle during a second license suspension." Her name was recorded as Tamara Sytch, 47, and no bond was posted, per the records.
Deputy Chief Paul Bailey explained at the time how Middletown Township police responded to a report of a dispute and arrested Sytch for simple assault. She was released after the charge was filed on a complaint summons and processed. One day later, however, officers responded to another report that Sytch was violating the terms of a temporary restraining order. Police found her driving a motor vehicle and pulled her over, but Sytch sped away and a brief pursuit ensued before she crashed into an empty, parked car on Russet Drive in Middletown. “The pursuit lasted for less than a minute and I would characterize [her] as uncooperative,” Bailey told The Sun. She was subsequently arrested and transported to Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center with minor injuries.
In February 2019, Sytch was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and booked into the Carbon County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. She was released on parole within two days following a petition by her lawyers. That said, the 2019 DWI charge was her sixth since 2015.
Sytch competed in the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE) from 1995 to 1998 after starting her career with Smoky Mountain Wrestling. In 1996, she became the internet's most downloaded celebrity while wrestling in the WWF, according to America Online.
The wrestling diva then went on to become a manager and ring announcer and was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 by the WWE Divas roster. In 2020, Sytch opened an account on streaming site OnlyFans and made hundreds of thousands of dollars by releasing adult photos and videos for a monthly subscription fee.