A former professional wrestler who performed under the name “Sunny” with World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling, was arrested on drunk driving and related charges Saturday night in Seaside Heights.
Sunny, whose legal name is Tamara Sytch, 46, was arrested after she was pulled over by Ptl. Christopher Linnell along with Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer Kevin Fennessy on the 100 Block of Dupont Avenue at about 6:30 p.m., Detective Steve Korman said. Sytch, of Belford, was placed into custody on a charge of suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Korman said Sytch was also issued summonses for having an open alcohol container in her vehicle, consumption of alcohol in a vehicle and reckless driving by Seaside Heights police. The county sheriff’s department wrote Sytch summonses for failure to stop at a stop sign, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving with a suspended driver’s license and careless driving.
In addition, said Korman, Sytch had outstanding traffic warrants in Holmdel for $1,500 and Knowlton for $1,000. She was later released from the Seaside Heights Police Department to Holmdel police.
Under her ring name Sunny, Sytch rose to fame with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s and was considered the first WWF “Diva.” She later wrestled with the WCW and ECW promotions and held the distinction of being the “most downloaded woman on the Internet” in 1998, according to American Online. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Sytch has had numerous arrests over the last decade, according to multiple reports from other news sources, including several in neighboring Monmouth County.