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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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2,228 283
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

2
1,272 421
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
894 307
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

4
1,115 420
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

5
1,167 549
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

6
990 333
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
1,035 347
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

8
862 297
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

9
864 302
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
737 278
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

11
856 547
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

12
795 461
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
775 250
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
492 265
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
673 319
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

16
760 370
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

17
585 154
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

18
572 261
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
675 411
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
541 319
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
356 260
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

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22
350 307
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

23
333 260
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 23 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.

24
460 224
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

25
368 219
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

26
365 244
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

27
416 162
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

28
441 173
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
366 237
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

30
408 171
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
389 106
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
347 197
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Big John Studd 1948-02-19

33
350 210
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

34
367 185
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
216 270
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

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36
317 182
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

37
290 202
Haku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

38
288 225
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
301 220
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

40
270 203
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
137 166
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

42
223 221
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

43
61 14
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added Dusty Rhodes 1945-10-12

44
261 199
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

45
180 87
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added Bobby Heenan 1944-11-01

46
211 281
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

47
296 263
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

48
252 176
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
205 238
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Warlord 1962-03-28

50
208 237
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06