As far as tragic tales in pro wrestling go, and there’s no shortage of them, the life and relationship of Chris Candido and WWE Hall of Famer Sunny have to be pretty high on the list.
Rumors have run rampant for years regarding infidelity and drug use in Candido and Sunny’s relationship and all of that was covered in a recent edition of the documentary series Dark Side Of The Ring.
Chris Candido sadly passed away in 2005 at just 33 years old due to a blood clot and complications from surgery after breaking his leg at a TNA show. Sunny’s life has spiraled over the years and she currently finds herself in jail awaiting trial over manslaughter and DUI charges for her involvement in a car crash that killed a 75-year-old man.
Speaking to WrestlingNews.co, Barry Horowitz who famously defeated Chris Candido – then known as Skip – at SummerSlam 1995 gave his thoughts on Candido and Sunny and says he heard plenty of rumors about the pair but wanted no part of the drama:
“When I’m on the road, I put a different switch on. It’s Mr. Technical Barry Horowitz. It’s getting to the town on time. It’s getting transportation. It’s getting to the gym. It’s business and then getting to the building early to warm up, stretch, and get my match down. It’s all business. So any of the haha and gaga according to Strongbow, I’m gonna steal some stuff from him, but I think it’s none of my business.
“Did I hear some certain things (about Sunny and Chris Candido having issues)? Probably. Did I repeat them? No. It’s really none of my business. I really don’t care. It’s a drama thing. I’ve heard about it more later when I was out of the business or whatnot. Maybe I didn’t see it because I’m not looking for it. I don’t have time. I’m there to wrestle. I’m not there for the drama. If I wanted that, I could contact Fox for a reality show and maybe I could be on the Beverly Hills Housewives or something.”
As far as Sunny goes, Horowitz is not a fan and thinks her current predicament could be down to karma coming back to bite her for her past misdeeds:
“She was just getting going, 23 years old. There’s girls right there now that are her age in the mall in Florida walking around that smoke her alive. The biggest thing was right time, right place. All you had to do was keep that mouth shut, drama free, you should be retired like Trish Stratus, Stacy Keibler, living off your royalties. Instead, you’re in a jail cell looking bad. Poor Chris had to deal with that, so maybe karma is biting her in the ass. What goes around comes around, especially in the wrestling business.”