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

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

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Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

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

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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

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Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Harley Race 1943-04-11

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Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

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

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Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

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

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Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

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The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

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Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

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

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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

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The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

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Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

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Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

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

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

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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.

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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

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George Steele is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

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Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

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Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Big John Studd 1948-02-19

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

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Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 31 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.

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

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

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Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bad News Brown

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Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

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Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

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Haku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

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The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Barbarian 1958-09-06

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

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One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

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Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

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Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

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Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

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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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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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Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15

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Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18