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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
2,898 662
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15
2
1,857 714
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19
3
1,998 622
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11
4
1,456 585
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02
5
1,584 471
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17
6
1,476 486
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
7
1,453 528
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30
8
1,096 489
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28
9
1,183 485
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07
10
1,479 835
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18
11
1,090 419
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18
12
962 281
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28
13
929 755
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11
14
773 440
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14
15
948 484
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15
16
979 834
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14
17
881 407
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13
18
968 541
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10
19
771 654
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10
20
669 374
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08
21
712 497
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20
22
595 362
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16
23
615 361
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25
24
510 442
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06
25
464 427
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 25 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.