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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
2,815 630
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,778 687
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,900 595
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,386 555
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,508 461
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,404 471
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

7
1,402 516
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

8
1,050 471
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

9
1,142 469
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

10
1,446 810
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

11
1,048 407
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
919 266
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

13
916 727
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

14
742 425
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

15
924 463
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

16
968 806
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

17
943 525
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

18
845 392
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

19
764 628
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
650 359
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

21
695 480
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

22
571 347
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
500 421
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
587 351
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25

25
453 409
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.