Death is a sad inevitability of life, and the unceasing march of time meant that 2018 was no different than any other in seeing a host of well-known figures from the squared-circle leave us.
The past twelve months have seen numerous names from the world of pro wrestling tragically pass on prematurely, as we've said sad goodbyes to a Tough Enough winner, a second-generation tag sensation, and a joshi star who crossed paths with the greats.
2018 also saw the bell ring a final time on a veritable Hall of Fame of wrestling legends, including a British technician who changed the business, one of the business' best ever big men, and arguably, the finest world heavyweight champion of all time.
We also said farewell to a number of names who, though their contributions are not as widely known as some of their departed colleagues, nevertheless made a significant mark upon the industry we all love. Now is the time to eulogise their lesser known achievements.
Join us, as we pay tribute to all the heroes of wrestling who left us this year to join the Great Ring in the Sky.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.