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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1
2,703 556
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,666 635
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,748 566
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,285 501
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,406 434
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,320 495
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

7
984 439
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

8
1,300 444
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

9
1,087 439
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

10
1,387 776
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

11
992 376
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
847 238
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

13
883 680
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

14
689 387
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

15
939 761
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

16
867 433
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

17
788 363
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

18
895 497
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

19
742 581
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
656 452
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

21
610 333
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

22
524 321
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
461 393
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
582 236
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1963-05-02

25
529 335
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25

26
424 379
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 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.

27
437 445
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-09-10

28
573 241
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1962-11-27

29
492 345
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-11-07

30
637 238
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1948-08-27 - Before he returned as an Iraqi sympathizer in 1990, he was a huge star for the WWF in the early 80s.

31
615 180
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added 1965-07-22

32
525 262
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1951-07-15

33
316 29
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1965-03-24

34
342 52
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1949-02-25

35
471 256
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-04-21

36
476 299
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-10-29

37
463 276
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1948-02-19

38
232 75
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added 1945-10-12

39
274 393
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-05-07

40
387 310
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-05

41
375 289
Haku is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added

42
340 288
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1958-09-06

43
406 298
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-07-05

44
282 158
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added 1944-11-01

45
362 276
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1947-10-14

46
220 273
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

47
342 243
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-03-18

48
250 329
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1962-03-28

49
276 319
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1960-02-12 - Perhaps even more memorable as "The African Dream" Akeem.

50
219 138
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Gary Concialdi added 1950-05-28