Born Shannon Claire Spruill, she is known for her time with WCW and TNA. She wrestled under the satirical name The Governor as well.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video production from Georgia State University.
She appeared as an actress in the 1985 film "Santa Claus: The Movie."
She was born at a United States Air Force base in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where her father was stationed; they returned to the U.S. in 1976. She was previously married to guitarist Rich Ward of Stuck Mojo.
Her TNA ring alias The Governor was a parody of former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.