sports The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s  

Originally by
29k votes 2.6k voters 42k views 62 items Follow Embed
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!
list ordered by

1
+ - 1,707 134
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s The Best ABC Dramas of All Time

2
+ - 915 234
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
+ - 951 310
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
+ - 760 194
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

5
+ - 516 148
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
+ - 667 162
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
+ - 462 167
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
+ - 722 359
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

9
+ - 609 180
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
+ - 596 255
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

11
+ - 660 306
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Harley Race 1943-04-11

12
+ - 595 159
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

13
+ - 475 140
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

14
+ - 537 208
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
+ - 594 293
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time The 25 Most Elaborate Final Meals in Death Row History

16
+ - 352 165
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

17
+ - 656 265
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
+ - 428 184
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
+ - 393 110
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
+ - 442 222
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
+ - 273 214
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
+ - 257 168
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

23
+ - 349 159
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
+ - 247 174
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
+ - 260 174
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
+ - 299 119
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
+ - 282 120
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
+ - 252 163
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

29
+ - 263 169
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

WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century The Most Important Life Goals

30
+ - 295 122
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
+ - 252 143
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
+ - 250 158
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
+ - 172 182
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

34
+ - 210 45
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

35
+ - 245 129
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

36
+ - 228 180
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

37
+ - 237 156
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

38
+ - 185 189
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bad News Brown

39
+ - 207 160
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

40
+ - 221 136
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

41
+ - 209 143
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Barbarian 1958-09-06

42
+ - 211 122
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

43
+ - 195 140
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

Hilarious Yearbook Photos of WWE Superstars The Best Music Apps

44
+ - 178 156
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.

45
+ - 62 95
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Koko B. Ware

46
+ - 174 168
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

47
+ - 170 168
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Warlord 1962-03-28

48
+ - 143 183
Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ken Patera 1943-11-06

49
+ - 184 126
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

50
+ - 108 138
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15