Shannon Claire Spruill
(b. 1975) is an American Professional Wrestler
, manager/valet and announcer from Atlanta
, GA best known for her work in WCW
and other promotions as Daffney Unger.
She debuted in November 1999 as a crazy admirer of David Flair. The two would team up with Crowbar (Devon Storm)
and David and Crowbar would have a short run with the WCW World Tag Team Titles
in January 2000. Daffney herself would hold the WCW World Cruiserweight Title
, making her the second woman, after Madusa
, to do so. Daffney and Crowbar would stay with WCW to the bitter end but WWE
did not pick up their contracts. Daffney would work for Ring of Honor
and signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2003 and was assigned to OVW but she was released before she ever made it to WWE TV. She briefly retired and concentrated on acting until she returned to wrestling in 2006, working the independent circuit. On June 3, 2006, she defeated El Mexicano for the NWA Wrestle Birmingham (Alabama) Junior Heavyweight Title
, making it the second men's title she had held in her career. She debuted for SHIMMER
in 2007 as a manager, though she briefly competed under her Shark Girl persona, but she soon went back to Daffney. Starting in 2012, she would work as a hostess for SHIMMER's sister promotion SHINE Wrestling
before returning to managing again. She also worked a lot in TNA as both Daffney and, briefly, as a Sarah Palin
parody called The Governor.
In 2010, she defeated Rachel Summerlyn, whom she had teamed with and then feuded with in SHIMMER, for the ACW (Austin) American Joshi Title
. She has also worked for WSU
, Pro Wrestling Guerilla
(as Shark Girl) and others. She debuted for Wrestlicious
in 2009 as Draculetta
. Sadly, it's looking like she may never wrestle again due to concussions and other injuries suffered in TNA.
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
- Action Girl
- Arch-Enemy: Ms. Hancock (Stacy Keibler), Ric Flair, Torrie Wilson and Shane Douglas, Rachel Summerlyn, the Beautiful People, ODB, Abyss
- Bash Brothers and Sisters: David Flair, Crowbar, Velvet Sky, Raven, Dr. Stevie (Richards)
- Cool Hat
- Demoted to Extra
- Distaff Counterpart: (as Shark Girl): To Shark Boy, of course.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Her dance, the "Daffasaurus Rex"
- Expy/Homage: Has cited Harley Quinn as an inspiration for her original character.
- Finishing Move: Frankenscreamer, Lobotomy (Bridging Swinging Fisherman Suplex), Daff Knees (Single knee facebreaker)
- Freaky Is Cool: Taz certainly thinks so, calling her "Zombie Hot".
- Impact Zone fans do not disagree.
- A Goth Goddess Am I: It's one of her Red Barons.
- I Have Many Names: Besides the ones listed above, she was also known as "Lucy Furr"
- Mad Love: For David Flair.
- Military Brat: Born on a German military base
- Ms. Fanservice/Beautiful All Along: Seriously.
- Murderous Thighs: Her Finishing Move for a long time was the Frankenscreamer.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: As "The Governor"
- Only One Name: Somewhere along the line, the name "Unger" disappeared and she became known only as "Daffney."
- Our Vampires Are Different: Draculetta
- Parts Unknown: A few times in her career.
- Shark Girl was from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
- As Daffney, she was billed for a time from "Sybil, Texas"
- As The Governor: "Unknown Parts of Alaska"
- Perky Goth: The dark version.
- Pink Means Feminine: As Shark Girl, she wore a pink mask.
- Power Stable:
- Product Placement: One of her moves is called "Leggo My Eggos".
- Put on a Bus
- Romance on the Set: She was married to Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward for a time.
- Screaming Warrior: She even raised it to Make Me Wanna Shout level at WCW Spring Stampede 2000. During the six-way WCW World Cruiserweight Title match involving Shannon Moore, Crowbar, Chris Candido, Juventud Guerrera, Prince Iaukeanote and Lash LeRoux, where she was seconding Crowbar, Juvy ran after her and she held him off by SCREAMING!
- One of her nicknames is "The Scream Queen."
- Shout-Out: Has borrowed moves from Malia Hosaka, Lexie Fyfe and Lance Storm.
- Billed for a time from "Badstreet, Atlanta, GA," a la the Fabulous Freebirds.
- She wore a green wig on the December 20, 2000 episode of WCW Thunder. In her and Crowbar's pre-match interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, she said, "It's not easy being green, Gene."
- Spiritual Successor: To Luna Vachon.
- Tagline: At the start of her WCW run, she wore T-shirts that read "HUNGER FOR UNGER."
- Treacherous Advisor: To Rachel Summerlyn in SHIMMER
- Unstoppable Rage: Do not piss Daffney off, she will end you.
- Woman Bites Woman: As Shark Girl, of course.
- Yandere: Did not take it well when David dumped her for Stacy Keibler
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or green or whatever color wig she chose to wear on a given night.