Sunny Shoot Preview – Domestic Violence, Drug Issues, & More


— Prior to entering a rehabilitation facility on Monday, WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch participated in an emotional interview with RF VIDEO where she addressed her variety of personal battles (available soon exclusively on DVD at or watch instantly at A video preview of the interview has been released, which shows her accusing her former boyfriend (a police officer from New Jersey) of domestic violence, as well as her disclosing her belief years ago that she would die and making drug runs to Tijuana, Mexico. Quotes from the video preview are as follows:

“Everybody has heard about my “personal demons” in the past [voice cracking], but nobody really knows the truth about it.”

“…on Tuesday, I’m still good and then by like Wednesday, I just, I crack, ’cause I hate to be without him. I hate to be alone. I live on the beach. I go to the beach every day. But, I’m still just a depressed mess.”

“…seriously, the three most important people in my life, that I ever had, are gone. So it’s always going to play a part, it’s always going to hit that depression spot.”

“…I was afraid for my life half the time. It was really bad. It really wasn’t a good…wasn’t a good thing at all. [Tearfully pauses] On a daily basis I would be told that I was fat, ugly and worthless. Almost daily, I was hit. A couple times I ended up in the hospital…”

“…but like I said, there have been years in my life where I wouldn’t pick up a drink. For years…”

“Do you want to know how I got my first drink? With my “then boyfriend,” Shawn Michaels.”

“In my twenties, I once said to myself, I’ll probably die at 36 because I wanted to be just like Marilyn Monroe. And I actually looked in the mirror and said that to myself…because back then with the pills and drinking, everybody was crazy on the road…”

“If you think about it, when you’re drunk, you don’t even know what you’re doing. You have no idea. I don’t think I’m violent, I could be wrong…”

“…it’s a really hard decision to actually take this step. Don’t ever let anybody think it’s not because it’s…and being that I was there once, and I know what it’s like. It’s tortuous. It really is.”

“…turned me on to, “Hey, gotta hit Tijuana with me.” So first couple trips, I was making with Louie [Spicolli] down in Tijuana. After he passed away, I was going by myself, and I was taking orders, not saying for who, of what people needed from Tijuana.”

“…I said Davey Boy. I’m like, “Davey!” And I hear, “No, it’s Diana.” And right away, my heart sunk. I’m like, “What’s up Diana?” She goes, this is exactly what she said, “Davey just died.”

“…between Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Davey, Owen, it’s just…”

“…how did it turn from New Jack saying he’s going to be in New Jersey next month, “I’m going to take care of him,” to me asking him to…I’m not even going to say the words.”

“…and I was getting tossed by Beth. So I grabbed Victoria and I grabbed Beth Phoenix and I said, “Listen, get me out, fast.”

“…the screwjob happened. Bret stormed into Vince’s office and was out within like three minutes. Immediately, Vince walks out of the room with a black eye. You don’t get a black eye that quick. If you get hit, it takes a little bit of time for the idea to get black. Three minutes is not enough time. My theory…”

— Dragon Gate USA sent out the following today…

Dragon Gate USA will present two Seminar/Tryouts in July for wrestlers of all experience levels. This is an opportunity to learn the Dragon Gate system from the top Dragon Gate wrestlers, get seen by all the important staff, improve your resume and possibly get booked. Normally you would have to travel to Japan and somehow get into the rigid Dragon Gate dojo for this kind of experience. The Seminar/Tryout is open to all wrestlers who have completed any pro wrestling training course. This is not for people that have never stepped foot in the ring before.

We can confirm that wrestlers from both upcoming Seminar/Tryouts will be booked on the shows that evening. This is your chance to get in a DGUSA ring and possibly even on iPPV. Rich Swann, Uhaa Nation, Samuray Del Sol and Scott Reed all earned regular bookings and Swann/Nation have even toured Japan based on their participation in DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts. Several other talents have been booked in DGUSA and EVOLVE through the DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts.

The DGUSA Seminar/Tryout schedule has:

July 28th – Taylor, MI – Head Trainer is Akira Tozawa

July 29th – Chicago, IL – Head Trainer is YAMATO

Each Seminar/Tryout will take place before the Dragon Gate USA show that night. It will be at the same venue as the DGUSA events. Several wrestlers from past DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts have been booked in DGUSA, EVOLVE, FIP and on tours for Dragon Gate in Japan. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

We have a special offer for you. It is $149 to take part in a Seminar/Tryout. You can reserve a place in both the Taylor and Chicago Seminar/Tryouts for just $199. This makes you a part of the DGUSA team for the entire weekend. All participants in the Seminar/Tryout are welcome to stay for the events that night. You can still get just a tryout for only $49.

ATTENTION: We now have a “pay-as-you-go” option for those who have already participated in a Seminar/Tryout. Once you sign up for one Seminar/Tryout, you can attend future Seminars/Tryouts at half price. This is so you can continue your training in the Dragon Gate system and be seen more by the Dragon Gate office. Please email [email protected] or call 267-519-9744 for payment arrangements or if you have any questions.

The tryouts will consist of an opportunity to get into the ring in front of Dragon Gate officials and wrestlers including CIMA. Tryout wrestlers will be given the chance to perform in front of this select audience. This could lead to a spot in Dragon Gate USA, one of its partner promotions and even a chance to train and tour in Japan. Not only that, but some tryout wrestlers could even receive an immediate shot on the Bonus Card or main show that night.

“We are always looking for new talent for both the United States and Japan,” DGUSA President Satoshi Oji said. “This is the best way to become known to the office. Uhaa Nation and Rich Swann are two examples of wrestlers who earned tours through the Seminar/Tryout. We hope to discover more great talent in Taylor and Chicago.”

For those interested in making this into a total learning experience, Dragon Gate USA is pleased to offer Seminars taught by Dragon Gate wrestlers. This means that the techniques and theories of the Dragon Gate system will be taught in North America. Each Seminar will be taught by different Dragon Gate talent. This will insure that each Seminar will be a different learning experience for those looking to participate in multiple Seminars.

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to get immediately noticed, improve your skills and just learn the pro wrestling craft from a totally new and different perspective. There is limited space available for both the tryouts and seminar.

To pay your registration fee please go to the Store or call 267-519-9744 .

To take part is this rare personal opportunity and unique learning experience please fill out the following application and email it to [email protected] (you must be over 18 to participate):

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We wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing what you got.

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