Tammy Sytch‘s name has recently been making the internet rounds as she has issued a complaint that TNA wrestling refused to forward her Chris Candido’s last paycheck. Chris as many remember died from complications following surgery for a wrestling injury he received during his run in TNA. Sytch had the following to say:
“They refused because we weren’t legally married, so bills I had of his, in both of our names, ended up being my sole responsibility. It was only a $1,500 check, but still, f*cking scumbags. They had Terry Taylor call me and tell me that. So he basically broke his ankle and died for free. They sent the check in his name, which I couldn’t endorse or deposit…when I asked them to cut me a new check in my name, they said no.”
I have a couple of problems with her line of thinking here. First TNA cannot give a paycheck to someone who is not the legal recipient via the contract terms Candido had with TNA, if he had wanted Sytch to be a legal recipient it would have been included in the contract. Second, there are very strict estate laws, whomever was legally entitled to this check eventually would have received it, no one will be ripped off. Third, because she is dating him she doesn’t deserve his payday.
Finally, if memory serves there were several high profile fundraisers to pay for his funeral expenses, where did this money go? I’m not saying Sytch pocketed this money, but if she really paid his expenses then these fundraisers should be the source of her anger, not TNA.