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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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1,879 175
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
1,015 304
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
1,014 393
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

4
846 248
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

5
634 207
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

6
777 216
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

7
564 220
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

8
703 233
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

9
767 313
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

10
775 445
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

11
598 174
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

12
713 378
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
671 198
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
590 259
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
416 203
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
637 343
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

17
698 307
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
482 215
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
466 129
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

20
476 269
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
308 253
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

22
301 200
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
400 186
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

24
289 207
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
295 203
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
356 140
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 26 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.

27
335 137
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
291 189
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
301 198
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
336 140
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
287 165
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
289 180
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

33
278 70
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
286 154
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
191 218
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

36
262 211
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

37
264 184
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

38
236 187
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

39
248 161
Haku is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

40
196 230
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

41
250 145
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

42
234 170
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

43
218 162
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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88 119
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
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45
195 185
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 45 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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187 198
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06

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186 195
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
206 150
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

49
152 213
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
118 165
Adrian Adonis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Adrian Adonis 1954-09-15