Post by drgreenevil on Sept 2, 2021 18:11:40 GMT -5
This is sad. Daffney was one of my favorite female wrestlers. I remember her days in WCW when she was running around with Crowbar and David Flair. I feel like I watched the match where she became Cruiserweight champion. I liked her TNA stuff too; her sessions with Dr. Stevie.
I was excited when she finally got an action figure. I had future plans for her in my figurefed too.
She wanted her brain sent to Boston right away. I believe she wants Chris Nowitiski and his company to study it for trauma. They got Benoits brain too
Did they get Ashley Massaro’s ? I know she had hers donated
I am not sure about her. I did hear he has had many famous people including football players like Junior Seau. Its a very tough situation, but hopefully it will give more insight into trauma and what brings people to make those decisions. After these last few years we will see many more people give up. Its been a tough year and half that will have an effect on everyone for years to come.
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Post by JDSFullmetal on Sept 2, 2021 19:20:20 GMT -5
This was absolutely heartbreaking to find out… when I first started watching wrestling, most of the women were skinny blondes with big boobs with no real personalities . When Daffney debuted in WCW I was an instant fan. She was so ahead of her time. And I was so happy when she showed up in TNA and got to show the world what she was truly capable of. It was a shame that her injuries cut her career short. My condolences go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. Daffney. 😢
Post by Lorenzo Alcazar on Sept 2, 2021 19:36:29 GMT -5
Ugh, this is gut wrenching. I read something online last night about the Instagram thing with what she was threatening….I just really really really was hoping that this wasn’t going to end this way. Very tragic. RIP
I enjoyed her in the dying days of wcw. She actually won the cruiserweight title. It’s so sad it has to end like this! From all I heard she was a wonderful person. It’s a shame she had these demons and took her own life. I feel for her family and friends now.
Very sad to hear of Daffney's passing. I was never much of a WCW guy but do remember her and Crowbar distinctly standing out when watching various repeat episodes/segments of Nitro and Thunder back in 2000/2001.
It's so unfortunate that nobody was able to reach her in time. Such a tragedy that she felt this was the only way out. I like to think that over the past 5-10 years the guard has changed and companies are doing more to support their talent. It seems to be the case with wrestlers getting concussions being taken off the show for extended periods of time. I truly hope talent these days don't feel compelled to power through a concussion in order to "keep their spot".
These wrestlers are the primary reason we're watching the program. It's paramount that the people running the show ensure the talent are taken care of properly. Especially in the event that they suffer injuries while performing, and double down on that care when it comes head trauma.
Post by hitmancmedge on Sept 3, 2021 8:31:35 GMT -5
I was doing some reading and I didn’t realize she had 4-6 concussions in her short time in TNA plus the back injury that essentially ended her career. That many concussions in a short amount of time are killer.
Post by punksnotdead on Sept 3, 2021 8:49:41 GMT -5
I can't remember if I've told this story on here or not, I believe I've told at least a portion of it, but now is the time for repeating even if I have...
I was a huge WCW fan from 97-close. I believe it was late summer 2000, I accompanied my mom on a work trip she had in Vancouver that we were vacationing around to see family. We flew through Seattle and then our returning flight was through the same airport. On the way back, a bunch of the WCW talent was around the same boarding area of the airport as us. I got to sit and talk with Mike Awesome. The only wrestling item I had with me was a WOW magazine, the one with the Dudleys on it. I remember us trying to find a picture of him to sign and I believe he just ended up signing a random area of the magazine. After he passed away, I went back and actually found there was a picture of him in the magazine. I got pretty upset about the whole thing because he was annoyed he wasn't in the magazine. So I already had a somewhat bittersweet relationship with this magazine and these memories.
But, the shining light of this airport experience was Daffney. I first saw Midajah sitting at a table right outside a food area by our gate. I was a massive Scott Steiner fan at this time. So I walked up to her and had her sign the magazine and asked if Scott was there too, which he was not. Daffney, who I can only assume was traveling with her, came over and lit up the entire airport. She asked me to sit down with them at the table, and flipped through every page of the magazine. She wasn't in the magazine, but she found a picture of Miss Hancock and drew all over the picture, devil horns and a mustache, the whole deal. Then she signed it. She talked to me for 30 minutes plus until I had to board for my flight. When I told them/her I had to go, she told me thank you for sitting with them, gave me a hug, and waved bye to me as I walked away.
I've always appreciated that moment, but yesterday it hurt. What a kind human being. What a special personality. What a heartbreaking situation. I spent a lot of yesterday reading stories about her. None of them surprising. All of them about the kind of person she was, the friend that she was, the joy she brought to this world. I don't have anything profound to say about depression, or mental health, or head trauma in a CTE aware world. It sucks, badly. I'm so grateful I got to experience just a tiny flicker of her light. I'm so grateful to have had this random encounter story with her. But, I am just so incredibly sad to hear this is the end of her story.
I wasn’t super familiar with a lot of her work. I’m not super well versed in late WCW, so I know she was there, but haven’t seen any of her stuff from that time really. I became more familiar back when I was watching TNA kind of casually. She definitely stood out, and I thought she was really talented and believable. I even bought her action figure when Jakks made it.
The whole story is very sad, from how loved she was, to the circumstances of her death, to how rapidly the story unfolded.
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