Sunny joined Vince McMahon's company in 1995 after working for a few years in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. The 49-year-old spent nearly three years in WWE before leaving in 1998. After her departure, she worked in a few other promotions, including ECW and WCW, before retiring from professional wrestling.
Over the past few decades, reports have romantically linked Sunny to several WWE Superstars. Although the Hall of Famer has denied some of these rumored relationships, she has confirmed others.
Here are five WWE Superstars that Sunny has confirmed to have been romantically involved with in real life.
#5. Chris Candido
Sunny's first romantic relationship with a professional wrestler started when she was only 17 years old. While in high school, she first met former WWE Superstar Chris Candido (AKA Skip).
In an old shoot interview, the WWE Hall of Famer disclosed how she and Candido kicked off their romance.
"We met in high school. The last month of senior year in high school. It was June 2nd, 1990. And I was gonna be a doctor and he said 'I was gonna be a wrestler.' I was like 'okay, great, how is my life gonna end up?' So, it all happened from there. We fell in love," she said. (0:05 - 0:27)
Sunny was not a wrestling fan when she met Candido. However, she started following him around when they became a couple. She even spent all her college funds supporting him as he pursued a career inside the squared circle.
The 49-year-old eventually joined her partner in the wrestling business. In 1995, both signed with WWE. However, Candido left the company nearly a year later to join ECW.
Sunny and Candido had an on-and-off relationship until the latter passed away in 2005.
#4. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels
In the mid-1990s, Sunny had a brief love affair with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. As she was still apparently dating Candido, several people accused Sunny of cheating on her boyfriend with The Heartbreak Kid.
In an interview a few years ago, Sunny denied these accusations, disclosing that she and Candido were on a break when she started dating Michaels:
"Chris at the time was still in the company. We were split. Well, I see a lot of people think I cheated on Chris with Shawn. Chris and I had split up. We were still traveling together because it wasn't really anybody's business if we split up, so on the road we still look like we're together. We travel together, we stay together, you know, but as soon as we got home he would either go to his mom's or dad's or a hotel and I would go home. We weren't even living together," she said. (2:31 - 2:54)
Sunny and Michaels' romance lasted only a few months. The Heartbreak Kid then ended their relationship when Sunny refused to move in with him. The Hall of Famer later disclosed that she thought Candido would hurt himself if she left him. Hence, she refused Michaels' offer.
"It was basically because I was choosing to like stick, basically I wanted my cake and eat it too. I wanted to stay home let Chris be happy but I wanted Shawn too on the road. I wanted both and he wasn't having that," she added. (7:23-7:36)
A few years after leaving Sunny, Michaels tied the knot with former Nitro girl Rebecca Curci (FKA Whisper). The couple now have two children.
#3. WWE Hall of Famer The British Bulldog
During her time in WWE, Sunny also had a brief love affair with The British Bulldog (AKA Davey Boy Smith). The two wrestlers were very close friends before they later became intimate.
In an interview in 2012, Sunny spoke about her fling with The British Bulldog, disclosing that they had an off-and-on relationship.
"It was an off-and-on. (...) Yeah (Shawn Michels knew), because Davey was after Shawn," she said. (2:00 - 2:09)
The British Bulldog was married to Bret and Owen Hart's sister Diana for nearly 16 years, during which time they had two children together. Nevertheless, the couple officially divorced in 2000. About two years later, the former Intercontinental Champion passed away when he was only 39.
#2. Chris Masters
Sunny once had a fling with former WWE Superstar Chris Masters (AKA Chris Adonis). In several interviews over the past few years, the WWE Hall of Famer admitted to getting intimate with the 39-year-old wrestler.
Masters had two runs in WWE. He first joined the company in 2003. The Masterpiece spent nearly four years as an active competitor in Vince McMahon's company. However, WWE released him from his contract in November 2007.
After competing for two years on the independent circuit, Masters returned to Vince McMahon's company in 2009. Nevertheless, his second run ended two years later when the company let him go again. He is currently active in NWA.
#1. Dolph Ziggler
Nearly 12 years ago, Sunny had a fling with WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler. The couple's relationship started when The Showoff wrote to the WWE Hall of Famer on Facebook. After a few months of flirtation and texting, Ziggler and Sunny finally got together.
In an interview with Title Match Network, Sunny disclosed that Ziggler suffered a concussion while competing on the night they were supposed to meet:
"He texts immediately after the match. He goes 'yeah, I think I have a concussion. I'm gonna go get checked out by the doctors.' like 'all right, let me know how you are.' About a half an hour later, he texts me back. He's like 'yeah, I have a concussion. My lip is busted open and they want me to stay local at the TV hotel tonight.' I'm like 'it's okay, I understand if you can't make it.' He goes 'F*** that, I'm not missing out on this. I'm coming," she said. (3:27 - 3:46)
According to Sunny, a concussed Ziggler drove for nearly an hour up to her hotel to see her. They spent the night together before she left for the airport in the morning. However, their relationship did not go any further.