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Booker T Explains Why Sunny Shouldn’t Be Removed From WWE Hall Of Fame

Booker T & Tammy Sytch

Booker T has responded to calls for Tammy Sytch to be removed from the WWE Hall of Fame, questioning what such a move would actually achieve.

It was recently reported that Sunny – real name Tammy Sytch – was arrested at a hotel in Ormond Beach, Florida, and is facing nine charges in relation to a three-car collision that resulted in the death of 75-year-old Julian Lafrancis Lasseter Jr. Those charges include DUI manslaughter, driving with a suspended or revoked license causing death or serious injury, as well as seven counts of DUI causing damage to a person or property.

A press release that followed her arrest confirmed that Sytch was three times over the legal alcohol limit at the time of the crash.

The arrest was the latest in a long line of incidents involving Sytch in recent years, but is undoubtedly the most serious.

In response to the news, there have been calls for the star to be removed from the WWE Hall of Fame. One of the main voices behind the campaign is Bill DeMott. The former WWE and WCW’s star’s daughter Keri Anne DeMott was tragically killed by a drunk driver back in 2016.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Booker T weighed in on the situation. The former World Champion said he didn’t see how removing her would help the situation any way.

“As far as Tammy [Sunny] being removed from the [WWE] Hall of Fame, it’s going to be one for debate. For me, I’m not looking for reasons to remove somebody from the WWE Hall of Fame, ok? That’s just me personally. I don’t think removing her from the WWE Hall of Fame is going to help her in any way. I don’t even know what would be the meaning of it.”

Expanding further, Booker discussed the problems faced by people struggling with addiction, adding that he wouldn’t have been surprised if Sytch would have passed away in recent years.

“What’s going on in her life right now, people can say what they want to say about it. But I do know alcoholism is something very difficult to kick. Drugs in general. I’ve been around drugs my whole life and I’ve seen it ruin people. The people using the drugs, they can see it ruining themselves as well and they still can’t stop taking it… She’s put herself through all of that stuff. If Sunny was one of the people who we would have lost in the last three years, nobody would be surprised. Not one person.”

Tammy Sytch was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.