Though the recent flurry of WWE departures were undoubtedly shocking to witness unfold - due to the world currently being in the midst of a health crisis - abrupt exits from Vince McMahon's company are nothing new.
Of course, not all of these farewells involved stars having their contracts ripped up or pissed off talents storming out of an arena. Some were actually quite amicable and were done in order to improve a person's quality of life, or give them the chance to fulfil a new role.
Regardless of the reasons, one thing that is often overlooked is the fact that these sudden exits can ultimately have a serious affect on other talents still plying their trade on the roster.
We've seen performers break into the main event scene, seemingly unbreakable bonds broken and veterans finally having their moment in the sun all due to another star's decision to step away from the WWE ring at that particular moment in time.
Things could have been a whole lot different had these following ten departures never gone down, but (for the most part) something positive came from each exit on this list.