In the early part of 1995, the WWE landscape was significantly altered by the arrival of Tammy Sytch and Chris Candido, a real-life couple who quickly became known for their athletic prowess and distinctive approach of mocking their opponents and fans for not matching their aesthetic standards.
Their alliance, famously known as The Bodydonnas, was a notable presence in WWE TV, where they were joined by Tom Prichard, also known as Zip. Their peak moment came when they triumphantly seized the WWE Tag Team Championship from The Godwinns at WrestleMania XII.
However, this period of success was short-lived. The storyline soon shifted, with Sunny (Tammy Sytch) taking on roles in commentary and other storylines, leaving Candido to grapple with substance abuse issues. This marked the beginning of his decline in the WWE, as he transitioned into what is known in the wrestling world as an enhancement talent.
Candido eventually left WWE for ECW in 1997. Jake Roberts, a seasoned wrestling icon, recently delved into the history of The Bodydonnas on his "Snake Pit" podcast. He offered a candid perspective on why the stable didn't last, attributing some of the issues to the physical stature and personal challenges of Candido.
"Chris was a little too small, but he could have got over," Roberts remarked. "If he was around now, he'd be tearing it up."
Roberts Addresses Controversy
Roberts also touched upon the controversial rumors surrounding Sytch, involving alleged affairs with WWE stars Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
These rumors, which Roberts confirmed hearing about, reportedly fueled significant tension between Michaels and Hart. "It's just crazy. Poor Chris, man. He had to hide in the bathroom while they did what they wanted to do. Imagine that," Roberts recounted.
While Roberts denied witnessing any indiscretions between Sytch and either Michaels or Hart personally, his comments shed light on a tumultuous period in WWE history. This era was further marked by Michaels' pointed "Sunny days" comment directed at Hart during a live broadcast in 1997, hinting at an affair with Sytch.
This complex web of personal and professional relationships highlights the often-intertwined nature of WWE storylines and the real lives of its stars, a narrative that continues to captivate wrestling fans to this day.