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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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1,994 204
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
1,095 344
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
1,051 455
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
842 256
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

5
720 233
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
893 293
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

7
878 352
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

8
678 203
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

9
750 259
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
627 244
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

11
802 480
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

12
735 408
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
703 214
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
615 279
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
439 221
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
715 324
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

17
648 366
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
508 228
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
502 134
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
491 283
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
319 270
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
419 192
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

23
312 214
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

24
298 221
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
308 216
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
357 142
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
383 146
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
319 205
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

29
311 195
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

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30
359 149
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
302 175
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
302 191
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
312 82
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
311 165
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
258 172
Haku is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

36
198 234
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

37
275 196
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

38
246 202
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
269 154
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

40
245 179
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

41
99 131
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

42
224 175
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
200 196
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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194 208
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

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274 228
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

46
198 248
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

47
194 208
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
223 158
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
158 223
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
121 177
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15