Published on May 17th, 2015 | by Pro Wrestling Stories1
The Sad, Sordid Eyewitness Testimonies of the Relationship Between SUNNY (Tammy Sytch) and SKIP (Chris Candido)
“What Sunny Wants, Sunny Gets…”
In this edition, we take a look at the relationship between Tammy Sytch (Sunny) and Chris Candido (Skip)- which you could probably guess was not pretty. Poor Chris…
WARNING: Language and content may offend. Discretion advised.
“Chris Candido was my high school sweetheart.
I was going to college on a full academic scholarship, I was going to be a plastic surgeon. He got hired for Smokey Mountain in Knoxville, TN and I transferred schools down there. Within a month Jim Cornette hired me because he needed a girl on TV that no one has seen before. That 6 months lasted 2 and a half years and then I got a phone call from Bruce Prichard from the WWF and I was hired…”
“From the very fact that at some point during our lives we say that we want to be professional wrestlers…there is obviously something mentally wrong with us…
You get all those guys and you put us together and we have to travel round together for a long period of time, who are also full of testosterone, in a ‘cosmetic’ business and stuff…different people act different ways.
And back then, you threw just one girl into the mix…there was going to inevitably be rumours said and stuff…
I mean, you’re a guy on the road – you have your wives, your girlfriends at home, there may not be a rat in town that day…you have to look at SOMEbody.
And she’s the closest thing to you…”
PAUL BEARER (aka PERCY PRINGLE):
“Chris and Tammy loved each other dearly. And that’s great. They were just young and they’d had a big break [in the business]. But what bothered me is Chris would kind of follow Tammy round like a little puppy dog…”
SUNNY (Tammy Sytch):
“In WWE I was called the ‘Kliq chick’ -and not just because I got along with the Kliq, but because I was sleeping with one of them…” (laughs)
“The thing with Shawn [Michaels] is, he was 24 hours a day the ‘Heartbreak Kid’ – he wasn’t just a guy who played a character, he really did think it.
At first it didn’t bother me.
It’s common sense that shit’s going to be said. You couldn’t get around it. Because she was the only girl, and Shawn was the top guy…”
BAM BAM BIGELOW:
“Supposedly Shawn was, you know, hitting on Tammy…and Chris was just so much in love with this woman, it was driving him crazy.
We actually found…I won’t say a ‘suicide’ note, but you know, we found a note in Chris’ bag that was pretty heavy…and you know, Chris was depressed, man. And the depression was because of the Kliq – and they were loving it, they were thriving on it. They were like, ‘Ok, let’s see if we can make this kid kill himself’, you know? it was just terrible.
I thought Chris was very vulnerable, man. I thought he was going to hurt himself, or hurt – KILL – one of those assholes.
I tried to stop it…”
“I don’t remember being hard on him…probably because his girlfriend was sleeping with everyone in the territory and he was acting like he didn’t know what was going on…walking around like a dumb stooge…”
BAM BAM BIGELOW:
“Everything is strength is numbers…and [the Kliq] had the numbers.
You know, you had Diesel, you had Michaels and Helmsley – or Triple H, whatever the hell his [name is now], Scott Hall…this group of guys that were actually telling Vince McMahon what to do.
A terrible, terrible time. It hurt a lot of people.
To them it became a joke because they had control, so it was like, ‘Ok lets fuck with this guy now…ok well we got him out; now let’s go to this guy and lets ruin his life and get HIM fired, ok – now let’s go to this guy…’
And that’s what they did – just toyed with people’s emotions and livelihoods…”