Tammy Sytch Files Appeal Over 17-Year Prison Sentence

Tammy Sytch in court

Tammy Sytch has launched a new legal appeal.

On November 27th, Tammy Sytch — better known to wrestling fans as Sunny — was sentenced to 17 years in prison after being convicted on charges relating to DUI and manslaughter.

Sytch and her legal team have now launched an appeal against the sentence. It should be noted the appeal isn’t an attempt to overturn the conviction, only to reduce her prison sentence.

You can find details of the appeal below via PWInsider.

Notice is hereby given that Tamara Lynn Sytch, Defendant-Appellant appeals to the District Court of Appeal, Fifth District of Florida, the Order of this Court rendered on November 27, 2023.

The nature of the Order is a final order adjudicating defendant guilty of the following:

DUI Manslaughter (Count One), Driving While License Suspended with Death (Count Two), DUI with Damage to Person (Count Three), DUI with Damage to Person (Count Four), DUI with Damage to Person (Count Five), DUI with Damage to Person (Count Six), DUI with Damage to Property (Count Seven) and DUI with Damage to Property (Count Eight) and sentencing her to:

1. Count One: 7 years Department of Corrections followed by 8 years probation with fines, court costs and standard conditions including permanent driver’s license suspension, alcohol safety education course, victim awareness program. Count One is to be served consecutive to Count Two.

2. Count Two: 10.6625 Years Department of Corrections with credit time served for 566 days.

3. Counts Three-Eight: 364 days jail with credit for 364 days.

When Was Tammy Sytch With WWE?

Tammy Sytch began her wrestling career in 1992 appearing in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, eventually appearing with her then partner Chris Candido. The pair eventually left for the WWF in late 1994, and Sytch — known as Sunny, went on to become the most popular woman in the company and is often heralded as WWF’s first ‘Diva,’ creating the template for several female stars who signed in the late 90s and early 2000s.

After being released by the WWF in 1998, Sytch had spells in ECW and WCW before making appearances on the independent scene.

However, in more recent years the star has been dogged by legal issues and addiction.