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 www.rfvideo.com or watch instantly at www.rfvideonow.com). 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 drug runs to Tijuana, Mexico and her belief years ago that she would die prematurely. Quotes from the video 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 eye to get black. Three minutes is not enough time. My theory..."
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