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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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1,919 188
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
1,043 321
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
1,027 421
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
798 234
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

5
865 267
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

6
662 221
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

7
812 331
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

8
591 235
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

9
721 246
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
623 188
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

11
784 459
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

12
720 393
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Harley Race 1943-04-11

13
683 205
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
598 269
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
423 214
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

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16
642 352
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

17
703 317
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
491 222
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
479 133
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
479 278
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
312 262
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
305 208
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
408 190
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
291 215
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
299 210
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
366 146
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
344 142
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
298 192
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
309 202
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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30
345 146
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
291 172
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
292 187
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
288 77
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
295 159
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
193 227
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

36
266 219
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

37
268 190
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

38
237 195
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
250 167
Haku is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

40
196 237
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

41
238 175
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
255 151
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

43
218 168
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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196 190
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
89 125
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

46
188 203
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
190 200
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
208 155
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
153 216
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
120 170
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15