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Former pro wrestling superstar Daffney Unger passes away at 46

Former IMPACT Wrestling and WCW star Daffney has sadly passed away
Former IMPACT Wrestling and WCW star Daffney has sadly passed away
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Daffney Unger's family recently confirmed that the former wrestler has sadly passed away at the age of 46. She was best known for her work in IMPACT Wrestling and WCW, where she became the second female wrestler to hold the Crusierweight Championship.

The wrestling world came together last night when it was made public knowledge that the former WCW and IMPACT Wrestling star needed assistance.

Daffney, whose real name was Shannon Claire Spruil, streamed an Instagram live video last night where the star became emotional and it was clear she was struggling. The star made it clear that she wanted her brain to be donated for CTE testing in Boston throughout the video.

Several wrestling figures, including WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, reached out to the WWE Universe on Twitter to ask for their help locating the star.

It was also noted that Daffney had recently relocated, which made it much harder for local authorities to track her down. Earlier today, TMZ noted that the police had been unable to locate the former star before the news was broken by her family that she had sadly passed away.

Daffney's wrestling career

Daffney rose to fame as the deranged, besotted girlfriend of David Flair in WCW and became known for her piercing screams when accompanying the star to ringside.

The former WCW Star later made her way over to IMPACT Wrestling, where she was part of a storyline with The Beautiful People before aligning herself with Dr. Steve. She departed IMPACT Wrestling in 2011 and went on to file a workers' compensation claim against TNA for injuries which she suffered whilst working for the promotion. The claim was settled out of court in 2013.

Daffney's family has requested privacy at this time and no details surrounding her shock death have been revealed as of writing.


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Edited by Aashran Mahajan
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