Friday, March 20, 2009

Aaeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh It's Daffney

Shannon Spruill made her pro wrestling debut in 1999. Since then, Spruill has worked for a variety of organizations under several names, using several gimmicks. Currently, Spruill works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a character named 'the Governor', a gimmick based on Sarah Palin.
Spruill's best and most famous work came as Daffney while in the WCW. Daffmey was a screaming goth character. During this time, she held the WCW Cruiserweight Championship once.
I always wonder why some careers flourish while others flounder. Spruill seemed to have the necessary in-ring skills and mic skills to be a solid performer. Like Nora Greenwald from last week, Spruill lacked the plastic accessories which seem to mandatory today, but would certainly be qualified as an attractive female.
One of the misconceptions of wrestling (even by the promoters themselves) is that fans want to see plastic enhanced females in bikinis fight. I believe fans want to see good matches with interesting storylines and talented performers.
In my world, Spruill and Greenwald could put on a great match. It's too bad neither is in a position to do so. Hopefully, Spruill's character in TNA will develop into something more than what it is so far.
Shannon Spruill (Daffney) and me in Kokomo, IN-October 2007.


Rod said...

I agree with you, alot of female wrestling seems to be about waiting for something to pop or fallout. I more appreciate a good match which comes out of a good storyline.

Johngy said...

One of the problems with wrestling today is too much of it revolves around the look. How many male wrestlers had the look, but never could put on a good match? Then, you have guys like Scotty Steiner who was a great wrestler, but lost most of his in-ring capabilities when he bulked up so much.
Nora Greenwald (Molly) was a very good wrestler, but the WWE decided to make light of her body (which was very good, but not a size 2).