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The '80s. The "Golden Era" of wrestling. Why was it so great? Probably because of these WWE (then WWF) Superstars. And that's probably why this list exists. Because it is worth talking about the greatest WWE Superstars of the 80s forever. It's like Hulkamania, YOU CAN'T STOP IT, BROTHER! IT DOESN'T DIE! It's like the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior. THE SPIRIT OF THE WARRIOR WILL RUN FOREVER!!! It's the greatest WWE Superstars of the '80s! They're the cream of the crop! Dig it?! OOOOHHHHHHH YYEEEEEEEAAHHHHH!!!

This generation of wrestlers made professional wrestling a global phenomenon and for that we all owe them a debt of gratitude. Unless you aren't a fan of wrestling. In which case, you can leave. Why are you here?

Anyway, I'm lookin' at you, Rankers. I'm staring you down right through the videoscope, completely ignoring whatever Mean Gene just asked me... Who do you think is the top WWE wrestler of the 1980s? Vote for your favorite now or I'll find you and put you in the camel clutch!
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

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2
+ - 919 238
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
André the Giant 1946-05-19

3
+ - 955 313
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
+ - 524 150
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

5
+ - 764 196
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

6
+ - 674 164
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
+ - 465 170
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
+ - 724 363
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

9
+ - 614 183
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
+ - 604 257
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

11
+ - 662 309
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Harley Race 1943-04-11

12
+ - 481 141
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

13
+ - 601 161
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
+ - 540 211
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

15
+ - 595 295
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

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16
+ - 358 166
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

17
+ - 661 266
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
+ - 430 186
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
+ - 399 110
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
+ - 442 226
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
+ - 273 217
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
+ - 260 170
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

23
+ - 351 161
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
+ - 249 176
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Demolition Ax 1947-12-27 - Main Eventer as "The Masked Superstar" in the early 80s and legendary tag team champion as "Demolition Ax in the late 80s.

25
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King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

26
+ - 302 121
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Sgt. Slaughter 1948-08-27 - Before he returned as an Iraqi sympathizer in 1990, he was a huge star for the WWF in the early 80s.

27
+ - 286 120
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

28
+ - 253 165
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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+ - 268 169
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

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+ - 297 123
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Davey Boy Smith 1962-11-27

31
+ - 254 144
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Big John Studd 1948-02-19

32
+ - 252 159
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
+ - 172 184
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

34
+ - 212 48
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

35
+ - 248 130
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

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+ - 238 157
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

37
+ - 229 183
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

38
+ - 186 191
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bad News Brown

39
+ - 207 163
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

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+ - 224 136
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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+ - 210 145
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Barbarian 1958-09-06

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+ - 213 124
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

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+ - 197 142
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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+ - 178 158
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
One Man Gang 1960-02-12 - Perhaps even more memorable as "The African Dream" Akeem.

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+ - 62 98
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

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+ - 175 170
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

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+ - 172 169
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Warlord 1962-03-28

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+ - 143 185
Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ken Patera 1943-11-06

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+ - 185 129
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

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+ - 108 140
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15