WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch said she tried to save former WWE Women’s Champion Chyna’s life before her untimely passing in 2016.
In a video uploaded by TMZ, Sunny spoke about her friendship with Chyna and tried to help her by getting Chyna to join her in rehabilitation for Sunny’s DUI arrests from the past.
“When she passed away while I was in rehab in the spring and the crazy thing was, I was talking to her a few days ago and we Facetime every single night,” Sunny said. “She was in California, I was out here on the East Coast and every night we would Facetime and I told her, ‘Joanie, I’m going to rehab for three months because of my DUI suspension. Why don’t you come with me?’ Because every time we Facetime, she was out of it. Why don’t you come to rehab with me? We’ll do it together, we’ll have fun with it, maybe after that we’ll do a reality show about it. She was like, ‘No, I’m okay. I know what I’m doing, I’m just having some fun.’”
While Sunny eventually went to rehab, Chyna did not, and passed on due to an accidental drug overdose. Sunny said she felt guilty about Chyna not joining her.
“Then when I was in rehab for about a month in a half, I found out she passed away,” Sunny said. “I had tremendous guilt feelings because if she just came here [to rehab], she would still be here. I tried to get her to come here with me, but you can’t force anyone to do something they don’t want to do. So when it comes to rehab, you have to want it.”
Sunny was recently paroled from Carbon County Correction Facility.