WWE The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s  

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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! While you're at it, go ahead and vote for the top WWE wrestlers currently in the ring.

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2,494 440
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

2
1,500 534
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
1,478 492
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

4
1,095 409
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

5
1,225 386
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

6
1,183 427
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

7
1,112 376
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

8
866 358
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

9
1,303 685
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

10
992 379
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

11
883 310
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

12
845 577
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
893 673
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

14
599 334
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

15
736 197
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

16
783 378
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

17
836 448
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
691 318
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
708 514
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

20
601 399
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
541 290
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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398 387
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

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459 276
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

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407 342
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

25
377 336
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 25 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.

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458 291
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

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437 302
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

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555 211
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 28 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.

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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504 203
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

30
494 212
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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507 150
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

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457 228
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

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216 25
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added Ric Flair 1949-02-25

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423 261
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

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411 243
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Big John Studd 1948-02-19

Famous People with the Same Real Name

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406 225
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

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248 343
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

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189 18
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added The Undertaker 1965-03-24

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165 45
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added Dusty Rhodes 1945-10-12

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335 256
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

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347 272
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

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307 252
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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354 270
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

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186 229
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

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322 246
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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238 129
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added Bobby Heenan 1944-11-01

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298 216
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

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259 277
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 48 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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234 336
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

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323 323
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware