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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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1,811 155
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
964 285
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
999 355
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
807 231
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

5
592 182
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
729 198
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
526 195
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
677 207
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

9
758 409
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

10
699 293
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

11
699 350
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Harley Race 1943-04-11

12
546 163
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

13
645 179
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
563 242
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
623 322
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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16
387 188
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

17
687 285
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
460 200
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
438 117
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
462 248
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
294 234
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
284 186
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
376 175
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
271 191
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
282 187
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
333 129
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
311 130
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
271 178
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
288 182
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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318 130
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
271 153
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

32
274 164
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
245 63
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
271 140
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

35
184 200
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

36
254 167
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

37
243 201
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

38
226 173
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
192 210
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

40
238 146
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

41
221 155
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

42
234 133
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

43
210 151
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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189 168
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.

45
70 111
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

46
182 184
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

47
180 182
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Warlord 1962-03-28

48
196 140
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
147 198
Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Ken Patera 1943-11-06

50
115 151
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15