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
2,586 501
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,581 583
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,613 524
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,182 452
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,313 410
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,244 468
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

7
1,206 407
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

8
920 403
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

9
1,352 729
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

10
1,038 411
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

11
935 343
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
859 631
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

13
794 220
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

14
912 720
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

15
831 404
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

16
646 362
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

17
748 337
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

18
861 476
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

19
723 548
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
623 428
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

21
579 311
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

22
494 297
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
425 373
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
542 217
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1963-05-02

25
491 312
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25

26
412 420
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-09-10

27
396 361
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 27 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.

28
461 327
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-11-07

29
594 223
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 29 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.

30
532 225
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1962-11-27

31
560 164
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added 1965-07-22

32
493 247
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1951-07-15

33
439 243
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-04-21

34
273 41
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1949-02-25

35
448 281
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-10-29

36
247 27
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1965-03-24

37
437 259
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1948-02-19

38
204 58
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added 1945-10-12

39
265 367
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-05-07

40
366 293
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-05

41
355 273
Haku is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added

42
323 269
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1958-09-06

43
384 283
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-07-05

44
344 259
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1947-10-14

45
257 146
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added 1944-11-01

46
207 250
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

47
318 233
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-03-18

48
241 307
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1962-03-28

49
266 300
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
198 121
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Gary Concialdi added 1950-05-28