On getting the call that WWE wanted to induct her, Sunny says John Laurinaitis called her while Raw was on and told her to tune in:
“I already had it on while I was packing for my trip to Mexico, when all of a sudden the announcement of Shawn Michaels going into the hall of fame comes on,” recalled Sytch. “I said to Johnny Ace, ‘That’s great! Good for him, he deserves it,’ as I acted happier than a pig in poop.
“Then Johnny Ace goes, ‘Well, Vince [McMahon] and I were talking and we’d like you to be the second inductee.’ I paused, and then said, ‘You’re s**ttin’ me right?’ Then he says, ‘No, I’m not s**ttin’ you.’ So of course I started crying and shaking and freaking out. I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, I’m only 38, and usually the people who go into the Hall of Fame are at least 50, or dead by the time they get inducted. All I could think was, ‘Holy crap, this is awesome!'”
On her return to a WWE ring a few weeks ago at Madison Square Garden she says:
“I was at the gym when my phone rang, and the number said Stamford, Connecticut,” said Sytch. “And the only people that ever call from Stamford are the WWE. So I picked up the call and Johnny Ace said, ‘Hey, do you want to work the Garden on Saturday night, refereeing the girls’ match?’ I said, ‘Do I want to work the Garden? What kind of question is that? Of course — fantastic!'”
“So I looked at myself and thought, ‘Ok, I’ve got three days to get ready. I’m pale as a ghost and half of my hair extensions have fallen out. So on Friday, I went shopping for ref’s clothes, got my hair done, and got a spray tan. It was crazy!
“On Saturday, a stretch limo arrived at my house to pick me up and bring me into the city. When I got there, I had so much anxious energy that I was bouncing off the walls. Just before the match, I’m at the curtain when all the girls go out to the ring, and Stephanie McMahon comes over and said, ‘Why are you so nervous? This is old hat for you.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but it’s been like 13 years since I worked this building.’ Well, as soon as my music hit I made the Sunny switch, and every little bit of nervousness left my body, and I went out there and did my thing.
“It all felt like I never left, and it was just so freakin’ cool!”
There’s also an audio interview with Sunny here.