Former WWE diva Tammy Sytch has learned from her past mistakes (arrests) -- and finally used the proper legal channels to try and see the ex-BF who filed a restraining order against her ... problem is, she got SHUT DOWN.
TMZ broke the story(ies) ... Sytch has been arrested SEVERAL TIMES in the past few months -- for violating a protective order filed by her ex ... which stemmed from allegations of domestic violence.
Tammy asked a judge to modify the standing protective order today ... arguing she needs time with her ex in order to hash out their problems (verbally) and move forward.
But Tammy's lawyer Rob Serafinowicz tells us ... her request was denied (shocker), and she's still banned from making contact.
But all's not lost ... Tammy vows to clean herself up and is undergoing court-ordered rehab in hopes she can finally defeat her demons.
with Ex-WWE Diva [Pics]
11/30/2012 2:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Just months after sealing his divorce, WWE superstar John Cena has apparently moved on ... 'cause dude was gettin' up close and personal with a former WWE Diva in Arizona.
TMZ has obtained pics of Cena bumpin', grindin' and even going in for a kiss with Nikki Bella ... who worked in the WWE with her twin sister Brie until this past April.
Nikki and Brie had their high school reunion in Scottsdale this past weekend -- and John was invited as Nikki's date.
Brie also brought her boyfriend -- WWE tag team champion Daniel Bryan.
It's unclear if Cena and Bella are "officially" an item ... but they definitely weren't shy with the PDA at the reunion.
Ex-WWE Star Maven
Loses Ugly Trophy
In Storage Auction
11/29/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The wrestler in question is Maven Huffman – who famously won the inaugural WWE reality competition “Tough Enough” in 2001 – scoring himself a corny gold trophy … and a contract with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment biz.
When Maven’s career fell apart, the trophy ended up in a storage unit in Virginia … until he stopped paying the bill. The contents of the unit went up for auction earlier this month (a la “Storage Wars”) and was sold for $100.
When the dude who bought the unit discovered the trophy, we’re told he immediately reached out to Maven to try and return it … but didn’t hear back. So, naturally, he turned to eBay and sold it to a dedicated wrestling fan in Northern California for a cool $600.
TMZ spoke to Maven … who admits he’s bummed about the situation … but hopes the new owner of his trophy “cherishes [it] as much as I did.”
WWE Diva Kaitlyn
Arrested at WWE Event
11/20/2012 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wrestling diva Kaitlyn was arrested earlier today at a WWE event in Michigan ... and it wasn't part of the script ... TMZ has learned.
It all went down at the Van Andel Arena ... sources tell us the 26 year old was taken into custody by the Kent County Sheriff stemming from an old speeding ticket.
We're told shortly after she arrived at the arena police showed up with a warrant ... she was hauled to a nearby police station where she was booked and took a pretty impressive mugshot.
A short time later Kaitlyn -- real name Celeste Bonin -- was released on a $315 bond.
Kaitlyn released a statement to TMZ ... saying, “During a previous visit to Michigan, I was cited for a traffic violation. I am fully cooperating with authorities to resolve the matter.”
MASSIVE Snack Spree
Before Hostess Closure
11/17/2012 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE star David Otunga isn't taking any chances now that Hostess has announced it's closing up shop -- stocking up on EVERY POSSIBLE HOSTESS SNACK EVER on Friday -- and TMZ has the heart-stopping picture to prove it.
Otunga -- who's ironically engaged to Weight Watchers spokeswoman Jennifer Hudson -- tells TMZ he was devastated by the news Friday that Hostess is going out of business ... so he scrambled to a Hostess outlet in Chicago to salvage whatever snacks he could.
But he was too late -- the entire outlet was empty -- so Otunga ran to his local supermarket instead, where he managed to squirrel away a shopping cart filled with roughly 80,000 calories.
Otunga tells us, "I don't want my son to go without Twinkies."
Ex-WWE Diva Kelly Kelly
Busted Rubber Didn't
Keep Me From Bikini Shoot
11/15/2012 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
She's hot ... she can fight ... and ex-WWE diva Kelly Kelly can also change a flat tire all by herself.
TMZ has learned ... KK (real name Barbie Blank) was on her way to a bikini calender photo shoot last month when the tire on her Mitsubishi blew out.
But instead of whining like a helpless little girl, Kelly grabbed a tire iron and changed the damn thing herself ... refusing to deny the public the chance to see her in revealing swimwear.
Eventually, Kelly made it to the shoot. Here are the pics. You're welcome.
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
11/12/2012 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
IT'S A WRESTLING MIRACLE -- Jerry "The King" Lawler is back ringside for tonight's Monday Night RAW following his major heart attack in September ... and TMZ has obtained a photo of his triumphant return.
The famed WWE announcer was photographed smiling and looking healthier than ever today -- shaking hands with WWE star John Cena -- while preparing for tonight's show in Columbus, OH ... Lawler's first show since the medical emergency.
As we previously reported, Lawler collapsed at a WWE event in Montreal, Canada September 10th after suffering the heart attack. He was commentating ringside when he collapsed.
Lawler spent a week in the hospital after the emergency -- and another two months recuperating at home -- before he finally decided to get back to work.
Long live The King.
Ex-WWE Star Amy Weber
Releasing NAKED PICS
After Laptop Got Stolen
10/31/2012 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-WWE Diva Amy Weber had a full spread of naked photos on her laptop that got stolen last week -- so rather than wait for some lowlife hacker to make money off "leaked" nude pics ... she decided to release them for FREE!!!
Amy's laptop was swiped from her car last Wednesday while she was playing with her kids at an L.A. park -- and she tells us, the computer contained a nude spread she shot for Playboy that never made it to print.
Rather than sit and wait for the pics to surface on some seedy website, Weber tells us, she and her management team decided to release the photos on their own terms.
And we're all glad they did.
Hit By a Car
10/27/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE announcer Lilian Garcia was hospitalized in Los Angeles yesterday after she was struck by a car.
According to the WWE, Garcia is in stable condition but doctors had to immobilize her neck as a precaution and was kept overnight in the hospital. She suffered suffered multiple contusions and lacerations on the left side of her body.
Garcia began her career with the WWE in 1999 (when they were still the WWF) and returned last year after a brief retirement in 2009.
Rear Choke in Train Rescue
10/18/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... the incredible video of former WWE star Shawn Daivari literally choking the piss out of an unruly train passenger who allegedly threatened to kill a guy on board.... AND IT'S AWESOME!!
TMZ broke the story ... Shawn was riding on a train en route to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back in September ... when an allegedly drunk man started talking smack to one of the passengers. Daivari says the man was shouting racial slurs and threatened to kill one of the people on the train.
That's when Daivari decided to take action -- the video shows Daivari calmly removing his jacket and sunglasses .... and then approaching the man from behind where he applied a ferocious rear naked choke.
As Daivari applied more pressure, the man fell to the ground -- eventually losing consciousness and urinating on himself.
Moments later, Daivari and another passenger grabbed the man and threw him off the train on to a platform -- with Daivari delivering a few kicks for good measure.
Daivari had previously told us, "I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up."
Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch
10/9/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if you've heard this one before ... former WWE diva Tammy Sytch was just arrested in Connecticut ... her 5th arrest in 4 weeks.
Law enforcement tells us ... Tammy -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was popped in Branford this afternoon ... hours after she was released from jail on Arrest #4.
This time, Tammy was busted for 3rd degree burglary and 3 counts of violating a protective order.
We broke the story, Sytch was also arrested yesterday for violating a protective order when she was found passed out in the home of her ex-BF.
Tammy had also been arrested 3 times in 3 days back in September under similar circumstances.
Tammy is currently being held without bond and is expected to see a judge in the morning ... who will probably release her so she can get arrested again.
Might as well go for the double hat trick at this point.
Punches Fan at WWE Event
Cops Interview Victim
10/9/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Police in Sacramento, CA have interviewed a WWE fan who was punched in the face by CM Punk during a live televised event Monday night ... TMZ has learned.
The incident occurred on "Monday Night Raw" -- when Punk went into the crowd after a match ... and several fans began to get physical with him.
At first, Punk shrugged off the fans ... but the wrestler snapped when someone made contact with the back of Punk's head.
Punk unleashes a punch at the person he thinks hit him ... taking the guy down hard.
The victim met with police shortly after the incident ... and a rep for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. tells us the man didn't appear to have any major injuries that required medical attention.
But later that night, the victim re-contacted police ... and said he had developed pain in his knees.
Cops say officers took the victim's statement and are determining whether to conduct a full investigation into the matter.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE security was unfortunately not in the appropriate place at the time. Given CM Punk's persona as a 'bad guy' fans were naturally heckling him, but unfortunately a few fans began shoving him and one struck him in the kidney and on the back."
The rep adds, "WWE regrets that proper security measures were not in place, and CM Punk apologizes for reacting in the heat of the moment."
Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch
In 4 Weeks
10/9/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested in Connecticut yesterday ... her FOURTH arrest in FOUR WEEKS.
TMZ has learned ... Sytch was busted in Branford, CT after an alleged domestic dispute with her ex-boyfriend. Cops determined Tammy had violated a restraining order he had against her.
Sytch was arrested on charges of violating a protective order, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Sytch -- who has struggled with substance abuse in the past -- appeared to be intoxicated during the arrest.
Sytch is currently being held on a 25k bond and will be arraigned this morning.
We broke the story ... Sytch was popped 3 times in 3 days back in September ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence."