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Daffney Unger (1975–2021), pro wrestling’s “Scream Queen”

by Linnea Crowther

Daffney Unger was a professional wrestler with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Scream Queen

Born Shannon Spruill, Unger began wrestling professionally in 1999 with WCW. Her “Scream Queen” persona included goth styling and a piercing scream she’d utter when she was ringside. Unger said she based her style in part on the DC Comics character Harley Quinn. In 2000, Unger won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship in a tag team match followed by a one-on-one match. After WCW folded in 2001, Unger wrestled for TNA and Shimmer. She was a valet and an actress in addition to wrestling.

Tributes to Daffney Unger

Full obituary: People

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