On September 1, 2021, the wrestling world lost another star far too soon as Shannon Spruill, known to wrestling fans as Daffney Unger, passed away at the age of 46.
Fans and friends became concerned for Spruill when she went public with some of her battles on social media. Police were dispatched at several known addresses before her family was contacted with a correct, updated address that she'd just moved to in recent weeks. SHIMMER Wrestling posted the news of her passing online.
In the wake of her tragic passing, COLLARxElbow has released a Daffney memorial shirt. The brand shared that they worked with her family to make the shirt and that all proceeds will go to the CTE foundation at Boston University. The link to purchase one of the tees can be found in the tweet below.
Daffney first emerged on the pro wrestling scene in 1999 when she responded to a WCW contest looking to land new talent. She quickly gained popularity as part of an act with Crowbar and David Flair, en route to becoming one of the few women in wrestling history to hold the Cruiserweight Championship.
Spruill would continue her work as Daffney across NWA:TNA, XPW and even shortly under a WWE developmental contract before briefly retiring. She returned to independent wrestling and signed with TNA during one of their most instrumental periods portraying a phony version of former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, before returning to the Daffney persona where she served as a manager and sometimes wrestler.
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