Quantcast

What’s Killing Lady Wrestlers?

USA TODAY – Funeral services for Shannon “Daffney” Spruill, the former professional wrestler, are set for Friday and her death has intensified concerns in the professional wrestling industry – especially among the women performers.

Ashley Massaro, who wrestled for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), killed herself in 2019 at the age of 39.

Hana Kimura, who emerged as a celebrity while wrestling professionally in Japan, killed herself in 2020 at the age of 22.

Then last week came Spruill. On Sept. 1, she was found dead inside her apartment in Norcross, Georgia, of an apparent gunshot wound after saying during an Instagram Live broadcast that she was going to kill herself. Spruill was 46.

Her death still is under investigation by the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner.

“Spruill’s death has increased concerns about women wrestlers at risk.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“I definitely think these last couple of tragedies that we’ve had in wrestling have helped create an awareness,” said Jamie Lynn Senegal, a professional wrestler who said she considered Spruill a mother figure, “and kind of bring the sisterhood that we have a little stronger and closer together to make sure everybody’s OK.”

Melissa Anderson, a professional wrestler known as Cheerleader Melissa, said she can hear the impact among women in the business.

Shannon Spruill, who went by by the ring name Daffney Unger, died at 46.

“When something like that happens, it just spikes an awareness and serious conversations start happening in all of the locker rooms,” said Anderson, who worked alongside Spruill.

“The conversations have definitely been more serious as far as being more supportive toward each other and looking out for each other.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“We’ve made it a point to check up on each other regularly and make sure everything is OK and being there for each other.”

Cathy Corino, a professional wrestler known as Allison Danger, said she will attend Spruill’s funeral in Norcross and has helped secure rental cars and hotel rooms for the other women wrestlers who plan to be there … READ MORE. 

Daffney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shannon Claire Spruill (July 17, 1975 – September 1, 2021) was an American professional wrestler, wrestling manager and actress better known by her ring name Daffney.

On September 1, 2021, Spruill streamed a live video through social network Instagram, in which she read a suicide note, holding what appeared to be a pistol, and requesting that her brain be donated for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) testing.[52]

Concerned fans took to social media to support Spruill and law enforcement were dispatched to previous known addresses until her family were able to provide an updated address.

Her death was announced online the following day by Shimmer wrestler Lexie Fyfe at Spruill’s family’s request. An official for the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s office also confirmed her death but did not disclose the cause. A report from the Gwinnett County Police Department indicated that she had died of an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. SOURCE. 

 

 

 

- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...

Vaccine Effectiveness “Appears To Wane Over Time”

(CNN) The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers...

“Biden’s Failure During A National Health Crisis” – Kaiser

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the...

Rising Covid Death Count “A Real Failure Of Society”

For health workers, the deaths, combined with misinformation and disbelief about the virus, have been "heart-wrenching, soul-crushing."
- Advertisement -