Downfall of WWE’s ‘most downloaded’ Tammy Lynn Sytch – grownup star to deadly crash

Once the darling of WWE, Tammy Lynn Sytch went from hot property to porn star to jail bird, in just a matter of years.

She shot to fame on the wrestling scene in in 1990s, joining Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling where she accompanied boyfriend wrestler Chris Candido to the ring.

The pair debuted in the World Wrestling Federation as Skip and Sunny, The Bodydonnas, where they nabbed the WWF (WWE) Tag Team Championship.

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As part of her illustrious wrestling career, Tammy was also a commentator for “Live Events News” segments, before hosting her own show and taking on the role of ring announcer, reports The Sun.

Wrestling promo pic of Tammy Lynn Sytch
Tammy burst into the wrestling world in the 1990s

Tammy was considered wrestling’s first diva and named the most downloaded person on the internet by AOL in 1996. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 and later appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling.

However, by 2018 and after Candido’s 2005 death, Tammy’s wrestling career began to tank, and so she stepped away from the ring and in front of the camera, starting a career in adult entertainment.

Tammy Lynn Sytch
The WWE hall of famer was once the most downloaded star

She had already dabbled in porn, posing naked for Missy Hyatt’s website Wrestling Vixxxens from 2001 to 2003, and staring in her first porno in 2016.

The Sun reports she had signed as deal with Vivid Entertainment and had an OnlyFans account, but her troubles would end up derailing her second career.

Mugshot of tammy Lynn Sytch
She left wrestling and started to work in porn, staring in adult films and posing nude

Her string of criminal charges date back to 2012, and includes arrests and charges of crimes as varied as disorderly conduct, third-degree burglary, violating a protective order, contempt of court and fugitive charges, and threatening to kill a partner with a pair of scissors.

However, a fatal car crash in 2022 sealed Tammy’s downfall after she skilled a 75-year old man while driving under the influence in Florida.

Hall of Fame inductee Sunny attends the 2011 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Philips Arena on April 3, 2011
She is now serving 17 years for DUI manslaughter

The former star had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when she was speeding along a highway when she slammed into another vehicle that had stopped at as traffic light. The driver, Julian Lasseter, was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

In 2023, Tammy, then 50, pleased guilty to DUI manslaughter and was jailed for 17 years, telling Julian’s family in court that she “thinks about you every day”.

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