There’s no good thing to say about this one. This week, the wrestling world lost Daffney Unger, seemingly at her own hands, after she threatened to harm herself during an Instagram live stream. There is no positive way to look at something like this and the best thing to do is to look back at her career and see some of the positive things that others have to say about her.
Since news of Unger’s passing was reported, the wrestling world has expressed their condolences and shared thoughts and memories about her career. Several of her colleagues and friends have sent out tweets about Unger, who wrestled in Impact Wrestling, WCW and around the independent scene in a career than lasted from 1999-2011. Here are some of the reactions from the wrestling world:
"We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time.
I will miss you my logical sister from another mister."
— SHIMMER Wrestling (@SHIMMERwomen) September 2, 2021
WWE is saddened to learn that Shannon "Daffney" Spruill passed away at the age of 46.
WWE extends its condolences to Spruill’s family, friends and fans. https://t.co/eAflHXKYlT
— WWE (@WWE) September 2, 2021
AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of Shannon Spruill. Our thoughts are with her family, her friends and her fans. pic.twitter.com/mVJ1JyNgqe
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 2, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Shannon “Daffney” Spruill. We offer our sincere condolences to her friends and family. pic.twitter.com/XSpY6X9xbQ
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 2, 2021
ROH MOURNS THE PASSING OF SHANNON 'DAFFNEY' SPRUILL: https://t.co/lzhAemxJAz
ROH extends its deepest condolences to Spruill’s family, friends and fans. ?? pic.twitter.com/Cqd1wqUHUu
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 2, 2021
The entire NWA would like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger, a truly special soul in this business.
RIP Daffney, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/RwHGy8aDyb
— NWA (@nwa) September 2, 2021
I’m so very sorry to learn of Daffney’s passing. A terrible loss for her family, friends and wrestling. She was far ahead if her time in our business. #RIPDaffney
If you’re hurting and thinking of doing harm to yourself, please know that help is available.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 2, 2021
There's no way to express the sorrow I'm feeling right now. I'm trying, but the right words just won't come out. @screamqueendaff' meant so very much to me. I'll love you forever, Shannon. #RIPShannon #RIPDaffney #RIPSharkGirl pic.twitter.com/Z1u25QwrbJ
— Shark Boy (@SharkBoy24_7) September 2, 2021
I have never said this before:
My dad commited suicide many years ago, mental health is no joke.
Open up about your feelings, reach for help.
Help those who seek for help, make 'em look for professional help.
May God comfort Daffney loved ones in this moment.
— Cezar Bononi (@CezarBononi_) September 2, 2021
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) September 2, 2021
— ?“Crowbar” (for the moment)? (@wcwcrowbar) September 2, 2021
I’m so sorry to everyone who knew and loved Daffney Unger.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, please don’t be afraid to be a burden. Reach out for help. It saved my life. https://t.co/OInJczaaKz
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) September 2, 2021
Daffney was a very unique star. Check out some of her in-ring career:
Opinion: What else is there to say about something like this? There is nothing good to say about something like this and it is horrible to hear. It is the kind of thing that happens far too often and it never stops being a complete shock. If you are having any feelings or thoughts about hurting yourself, there is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for help. It can get better, and that is something everyone needs to know.
What is your favorite Daffney match? What did you think of the Scream Queen character? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
Keep up with the LATEST WRESTLING RUMORS! Click here to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter, delivered right to your inbox.