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Is it me or does it seem as if there have been more deaths in the wrestling industry this year ... Hawk, Stu Hart, Big Dick Dudley, Freddie Blassie, Curt Henning ...

who else?

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Actually, its seems like a slower year than usual. Blassie and Stu Hart were old; and its a sad thing to say but its true, old people die. Guys forgotten are half of Public Enemy (or was that last year) and half of the Pitbulls. Compared to other years, it seemed like there was a 4-5 month lull between wrestling deaths of guys under 80. Still not good, but compared to other years where you'd have a few guys active in one of major companies dying, not as blatantly bad.

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Was it this year that Billy Joe Travis passed away?

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Too many

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Here something to think about. Picture 20 years from now or 30 and think who might pass away then. I mean there alotof older wrestler that we grew up on that are getting up there.

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Sailor Art Thomas as well. I think that happened around the same time as Hennig.

You know what? I think Mayhem is right. This is probably a higher-than-normal year for wrestling-related deaths. As has been pointed out, many of them like Blassie, Hart and Shiek were due to old age. That's unfortunate, but there will come a time when the Jerichos, Bookers and Angles of the world pass on as well. Hopefully for them, it will be in their 80's and 90's, though.

As for the others, people like Hawk, Hennig, Pitbull and Elizabeth who passed on way too young, it's just sad and reflective of the problems that are still in this business.

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