Nikki Cross Pays an Emotional Tribute to Daffney

Published 09/03/2021, 10:18 AM EDT


It is a sad day for the entire professional wrestling community and everyone related to it. The world lost a gem of a person in Daffney Unger, 46, real name Shannon Claire Spruill. She was found dead at her home on Wednesday. This tragedy affected wrestlers around the globe because the world witnessed Daffney clearly going through mental trauma; one of them is Nikki Cross.

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Former WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Nikki A.S.H. aka Nikki Cross took to Twitter after the news of the passing of her friend/mentor Daffney.

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“For every smile. For every time you said Nikki in a Scottish accent and made me laugh, thank you Daff, I hope you are at peace. The sky just gained its most unique and beautiful star. I want people to know your legacy but I want them to understand how special your spirit was,” Nikki wrote.

Nikki Cross took to Twitter in a series of tweets after Daffney Unger passed away

Cross displayed her genuine emotions about the death of her friend and listed many things Daffney did in order to help or inspire the former women’s champion.

Nikki admitted that when she debuted in NXT as a part of the SAnitY faction; she portrayed a gimmick of a deranged wrestler. She said she wore jeans and a corset as an homage to her.

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In one of her tweets, Nikki detailed Daffney advised her to protect her throat whenever she would scream like the former WCW superstar (Daffney) when she came out to her entrance music.

Clearly, Daffney inspired thousands of female superstars around the world and inspired them to step into the pro-wrestling business.

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It is tragic to see such talented souls leave the world in such a heart-wrenching way.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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