American professional wrestler, wrestling manager and actress (1975-2021)

Shannon Claire Spruill (July 17, 1975 – September 1, 2021) was an American professional wrestler, valet, and actress. She was better known by her ring name Daffney. She was best known for her appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1999 and 2001 and with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2008 to 2011.[5]

Daffney in 2010
Birth nameShannon Claire Spruill
Born(1975-07-17)July 17, 1975
Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany
DiedSeptember 1, 2021(2021-09-01) (aged 46)[1]
Gwinnett County, Georgia, U.S.
Alma materGeorgia State University
Spouse(s)Rich Ward (divorced)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Daffney
Daffney Unger
Lucy Furr
Shark Girl
The Governor
Billed height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Billed weight130 lb (59 kg; 9.3 st)
Billed fromParadise Island
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (as Shark Girl)[2]
Badstreet, Atlanta, Georgia[3]
Unknown parts of Alaska
Sybil, Texas[4]
Charlotte, North Carolina
Transylvania (as Draculetta)
Trained byWCW Power Plant
Malia Hosaka
Selena Majors
Leilani Kai

On September 1, 2021, Daffney recorded an Instagram Live video where she said she was going to end her life. She wanted her brain to be donated for CTE testing.[6] She was found dead the next day in Gwinnett County, Georgia with a gunshot wound, aged 46.[7][8]

References change

  1. "Ex-WCW Star Daffney Unger Dead At 46 After Wrestler Posts Suicidal Video". TMZ. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  2. "Shimmer Roster". Shimmer Women Athletes. Visuex. Archived from the original on August 14, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  3. "Daffney". Shine Wrestling. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  4. "Daffney of G.L.O.R.Y. Wrestling". GloryWrestling.com. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Daffney profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  6. "Police not able to locate Daffney after she posted a disturbing video on Instagram Live last night". WrestlingNews.co. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  7. "Former WCW/TNA star Daffney has passed away". WrestlingNews.co. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  8. Fightful Staff (September 2, 2021). "Daffney Unger Passes Away At The Age Of 46". Fightful Wrestling.