WWE & Impact Wrestling Issue Statements On The Passing Of Shannon “Daffney” Spruill


UPDATE: WWE, Impact Wrestling, Mick Foley, Shane Helms, Big E., Natalya, Kane, and others have all now issued statements on the tragic passing of Shannon “Daffney” Spruill, who took her own life on Wednesday night.

WWE said,

“WWE is saddened to learn that former WCW star Shannon Spruill, known to sports-entertainment fans as Daffney, passed away at the age of 46.

Spruill gained worldwide recognition when she first arrived in WCW in November 1999 as Daffney, aligning herself with David Flair and Crowbar. Shortly after making a name for herself, Daffney made history in May of 2000 when she became only the second woman to hold the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. With her signature scream and ever-changing style, Daffney would go onto become a mainstay of the independent scene for more than two decades.

WWE extends its condolences to Spruill’s family, friends and fans.”

Impact Wrestling added,

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Shannon “Daffney” Spruill. We offer our sincere condolences to her friends and family.”


ORIGINAL: AEW and Ring of Honor have both issued statements on the tragic passing of Shannon ‘Daffney’ Spruill. AEW said,

“AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of Shannon Spruill. Our thoughts are with her family, her friends and her fans.”

Ring of Honor also posted the following statement:


Ring of Honor is saddened to learn that Daffney (Shannon Spruill) has died. She was 46.

Spruill worked as a wrestler, manager and valet in WCW, ROH, TNA and various independent promotions during a 16-year career that began in 1999.

Performing under the name Lucy, Spruill managed The Second City Saints (CM Punk, Colt Cabana and Ace Steel) during the early days of ROH.

Spruill made an appearance at Supercard of Honor in 2018 for the finals of the Women of Honor Title Tournament. After Sumie Sakai won the match, Spruill celebrated in the ring with her.

ROH extends its deepest condolences to Spruill’s family, friends and fans.

NOTE FROM EWN: If you are having suicidal thoughts or are considering harming yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Those in the UK can get help by calling the Samaritans helpline at 116 123.

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