Tammy Lynn Sytch’s life took a downward turn despite her WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2011. Over the past decade, she faced numerous legal issues and personal challenges, marking a stark contrast to her earlier success as one of the original WWE Divas and a prominent figure in 1990s wrestling. Now, she faces sentencing after a series of regrettable decisions that led her astray.

Ringside News provided comprehensive coverage of Tammy Lynn Sytch’s sentencing hearing. There is a lot to unpack at the end of the day for the former WWE Diva.

On March 25th, 2022, around 8:28 PM EST, Tammy Lynn Sytch, who didn’t have a valid driver’s license, was driving south on U.S. 1 near Granada Boulevard. She didn’t stop as required and was reportedly speeding. Her car collided with 75-year-old Julian Lasseter’s parked vehicle, leading to his tragic death after being taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the occupants of another vehicle involved sustained injuries to their necks, backs, sides, and heads but didn’t require hospitalization. On November 27th, 2023, Tammy Lynn Sytch’s sentencing hearing came around.

Tammy Lynn Sytch had a chance to speak directly to the judge during her sentencing hearing. During that time, Tammy Lynn Sytch spoke about the good she’s been able to do in her life, and how she wants to make more of it.


Then, Tammy Lynn Sytch directed her attention to the Lasseter Family, who was also in court. She expressed her deepest sorrow for what she did as she took Julian Lasseter away from them.

“When I was 16-years-old I applied to college to study biology and pre-med. Because I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to help people through their pain and suffering, but more importantly, I wanted to heal people.”

“The first line in the Hippocratic oath reads, ‘I will do no harm.’ On March 25th, 2022, I did the opposite of that, I did harm to someone else and my entire being was crushed. My career path took a different path from medical, but my morals and ethics remained the same.”

“During this time, I was able to think about times I helped people throughout my career. Through my time in the industry, I was able to help people from on spectrum to the other. I was able to entertain and bring happiness to people’s lives. Once I was able to help a stranger who was having a seizure at one of my appearances at a convention, and I’ve made terminally ill children’s’ dreams come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.”

“I have done something horrible, but I am so much more than the worst that I have done. I try to think about the good I’ve done, because when I think about what I did to the Lasseter Family that tragic day, for a stupid decision, I feel the regret and remorse deep inside my soul.

“I know they don’t get to rest knowing he’s gone, because when I was 20 I lost my father as well to heart disease. Last August my 87-year-old grandmother passed away when I was incarcerated. I never got to say goodbye to her, just liek they didn’t get to say goodbye to their beloved family member.”

“I know how it hurts and how it tears you up, and for that, I am truly sorry, I know my words are not enough, but please know that I will do everything I can to make sure that this never happens again.”

Tammy Lynn Sytch captured the world’s attention as Sunny, and she delighted fans all over. Now, she will spend a lot of time behind bars, but she had a chance to speak her piece before the judge handed down sentencing.

Keep checking back with Ringside News for more on this story, and so many more. The story of Tammy Lynn Sytch was certainly a fall from grace, and a tragic one as well.

Tammy Lynn Sytch made a lot of memories in WWE, but what will she be remembered for? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section!

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