wwe The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s  

Ranker Wrestling
Originally by
51.7k votes 5k voters 103.7k views 68 items

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!

1
2,460 419
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

2
1,473 517
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
1,430 484
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

4
1,072 396
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

5
1,198 380
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

6
1,160 418
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

7
852 345
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
1,286 672
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

9
1,085 367
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

10
971 370
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

11
867 302
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

12
839 564
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
888 658
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

14
584 330
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
716 193
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

16
768 372
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
826 441
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
674 312
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
705 503
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
594 392
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
393 380
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

The Best Adventure Travel Companies

22
524 282
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

23
448 273
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

24
399 335
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
370 328
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.

26
443 284
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

27
423 297
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

28
533 207
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

29
487 201
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
484 205
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
487 148
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

32
443 226
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

33
415 254
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

34
244 335
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

35
406 239
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

36
193 21
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added Ric Flair 1949-02-25

37
397 220
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

38
153 44
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added Dusty Rhodes 1945-10-12

39
172 17
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added The Undertaker 1965-03-24

40
330 249
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

41
342 266
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

42
302 248
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

43
344 268
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

44
177 225
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

45
311 242
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

46
232 127
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

47
292 211
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

48
229 334
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

49
253 273
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 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.

50
319 319
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware