Death is a sad inevitability of life. The unceasing march of time meant that in 2019, a host of stars from the squared circle left us.
The past twelve months rang the bell for a final time on a pantheon of bonafide wrestling gods, including one of Hulk Hogan's most formidable foes, perhaps the finest voice in wrestling history, and a man whose exploits were so legendary he was inducted into not just one, but nine Halls of Fame.
Sadly, 2019 saw numerous names from this great sport taken from us before their time. Alongside them, several of the industry's early pioneers passed on to the next life.
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 business 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.