Daffney Unger, real named Shannon Claire Spruill, is an American professional wrestler and valet, and actress. On September 2, 2021, it was announced that Spruill had passed away.
She is best known for her appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1999 and 2001 and with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2008 to 2011.
She was hired by the WCW in 1999 after the organization was looking to acquire new talent. She took on the role as Daffney, the mentally deranged girlfriend of David Flair.
One of Daffney’s signatures was a piercing scream when she was lurking at ringside. This earned her the nickname “Scream Queen.”Her screaming was based, in part, on Juliette Lewis’ character Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers.
She was released by WCW on February 2, 2001 due to budget cutbacks. In April 2007, Spruill debuted as Daffney for Shimmer Women Athletes.
Less than 24 hours before her death, the 46-years wrestler came out to make concerning statements during a live stream. Unger appeared to hold a gun and discuss suicide on Instagram Live. It’s currently unclear what Unger’s cause of death was.