• Old School WCW Valet Celebrates Her Birthday
Old School WCW Valet Daffney (Real name: Shannon Spruill) celebrates her 44th birthday today.
Most Old School Wrestling fans will remember seeing her on WCW TV as David Flair’s (kayfabe) mentally ill girlfriend, managing the Tag Team of David & Crowbar.
The last time she was seen on a major wrestling television product was when she had a run in Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (now known as iMPACT Wrestling) from 2008 till 2010, when she managed Dr. Stevie (Stevie Richards) and got involved in a storyline with The Beautiful People, but also wrestled quite a lot herself.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAFFNEY!
• Ryback Has A Solid Idea For Next Week’s RAW Reunion
During a recent edition of Conversations With The Big Guy podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback gave his thoughts on what WWE should do next week during RAW Reunion.
Below is what Ryback said:
“We’ll see how [RAW Reunion] goes. I don’t know, the ratings are definitely important to them with everything with FOX coming up too. As long as they’re thinking of ways – it’s going to come down to long-term booking and making marquee names once again. People tune into wrestling because they want to see celebrities, but home-grown celebrities through wrestling if that make sense.
So that’s something they need to do a better job at and maybe they will reformat their way of booking and thinking moving forward, because I think they can get the casual audience back just by flipping a switch, if they truly wanted to. But I think bringing those names back, I mean, I always enjoy seeing those guys.
I felt like with RAW 25, they missed a golden opportunity to shoot a big angle and something else, because you’re getting all these people coming and shooting something huge that gets people to tune in next week as opposed to treating it like a one-off.
You have to use today’s talent with those [Legends on RAW Reunion]. This is why I talk about AEW is going to have a real issue making stars, it’s like me when I got to working in the main event scene working with CM Punk.
I had wrestled nobody up until that point but when you put me in the ring with CM Punk, it elevates me instantly because I’m getting the rub of being in the ring with this famous guy and hanging with him. And then you see me in the ring with Chris Jericho, and John Cena, and all these other big names, so that’s what happens with other guys. It’s harder when you don’t have those big, marquee names to help elevate the new guys.
What they can do is that today’s talent, you can put a Finn Balor in the ring with a Stone Cold Steve Austin, or you put Razor Ramon in the ring with Elias, or whoever and you use them in a good capacity with those guys.
It elevates them and I think, especially if the guys are able to work, you’re able to do it even better when you can pay it off with a match. But that’s the whole celebrity thing in wrestling that’s missing that’s very, very important. So hopefully they make some changes on that and do something big.”
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