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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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2,004 207
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
1,100 349
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
1,053 467
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
852 258
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

5
731 235
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
900 296
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

7
891 353
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

8
690 207
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

9
754 262
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
632 246
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

11
806 484
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

12
738 412
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
712 215
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
619 283
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
443 225
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
720 329
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

17
651 371
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

18
512 232
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
512 134
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
494 285
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
320 274
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
317 217
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
422 196
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
302 224
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
313 219
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
361 144
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

27
388 148
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 27 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.

28
318 196
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
322 207
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
362 152
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
306 178
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
307 193
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
320 84
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
316 168
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
261 175
Haku is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

36
199 238
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

37
278 198
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

38
249 204
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
272 157
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

40
247 181
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

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102 133
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

42
229 176
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

43
203 198
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 43 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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195 211
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

45
277 231
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

46
200 252
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

47
196 211
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
229 159
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
159 227
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
124 182
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15