DAFFNEY: Former WCW/TNA star Daffney found dead at age 46

Posted on 9/03/121 by Colin Vassallo

Despite repeated attempts to locate her, help came in a bit
late as it was announced that Shannon Spruill, the former
WCW and TNA star known as Daffney, has been found dead.

Her mother, Jean, confirmed the news on her Facebook
account. It is with great sadness I have to let you know
that my daughter Shannon SpruillScream Queen Daff, passed
away suddenly last night. Absolutely heartbroken, she

The former wrestler went live on Instagram with a very
disturbing video, pretty much reading a suicide note and
asked that her brain be donated for CTE testing. Fans on
social media quickly got her trending and former colleagues
tried to reach out to her.

Police and EMTs earlier reached one of her known addresses
but they could not locate her for the welfare check.

The heartbreaking video, which we will not be posting,
continues to expose the mental health issues some former
professional wrestlers are suffering from.

The 46-year-old started her professional wrestling career in
1999 working for WCW as the girlfriend of David Flair,
managing both him and Crowbar. Eventually she went on to
even wrestle, earning the nick name of scream queen for her
loud screams.

After she was released before WCW closed up show, Daffney
moved to independent wrestling and eventually landed a gig
with TNA Wrestling. She worked for TNA until 2011 and after
she left, she filed a workers compensation claim against
TNA for injuries suffered while wrestling for the promotion.
The lawsuit was settled out of court two years later.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

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