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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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1,788 149
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
952 277
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
991 341
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
797 223
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

5
573 177
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
712 194
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
512 190
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
664 199
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

9
750 398
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

10
694 336
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Harley Race 1943-04-11

11
665 289
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

12
526 159
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

13
634 177
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
556 234
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
619 313
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

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378 182
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

17
679 281
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
452 196
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
427 115
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
457 241
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

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290 228
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
280 179
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

23
371 168
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
269 183
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 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
273 185
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
323 126
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 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
306 125
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

28
263 174
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

29
282 178
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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311 126
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
267 149
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Big John Studd 1948-02-19

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265 163
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
234 58
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

34
180 195
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

35
262 137
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

36
246 164
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

37
240 193
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

38
222 168
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
192 201
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

40
235 142
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

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217 151
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

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228 129
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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204 149
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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184 165
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added One Man Gang 1960-02-12 - Perhaps even more memorable as "The African Dream" Akeem.

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70 104
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

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182 178
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

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176 178
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Warlord 1962-03-28

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147 192
Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Ken Patera 1943-11-06

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192 136
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

50
113 147
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15