Over the course of the 20 years that Monday Night Raw has been on the air, there have been hundreds upon hundreds of wrestlers that have left their mark on the show. Sadly, many of those competitors are no longer with us.
The statistics of deaths in professional wrestling are staggering and seem to grow on a yearly basis. Although it is highly unlikely that WWE would try to bring any attention to this due to the possible negative ramifications, the fact remains the many of the most memorable moments on Raw took place involving performers who are no longer with us.
Whether you're an old-school fan or a member of the new generation of wrestling fans, you should be made aware of past wrestlers and their contributions to professional wrestling.
WWE has been trying extremely hard to maintain the wellness and health of their entertainers in recent years. It is an obvious step in the right direction and will hopefully be effective in the years to come.
The drug testing and wellness policy is as stringent and strict as it has ever been. A lot of wrestlers in this day and age are more interested in playing video games and interacting with fans via social media than going out and partying as hard as possible.
As a wrestling fan who remembers WWE Monday Night Raw from its humble beginnings in 1993, I've been lucky enough to witness every one of these professional wrestlers ply their crafts on the grand stage in the WWE.
Considering WWE probably won't recognize these athletes, I feel that it is absolutely necessary that "Jersey Strong" Jay steps up to the plate and makes it happen.
Without further ado, here is a list of professional wrestlers, in no particular order, who are no longer with us that made their presence felt in the ring on WWE Monday Night Raw.