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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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2,853 653
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15
2
1,819 698
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19
3
1,943 611
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11
4
1,423 570
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02
5
1,547 468
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17
6
1,434 481
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
7
1,428 522
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30
8
1,076 481
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28
9
1,163 478
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07
10
1,459 827
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18
11
1,071 414
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18
12
941 274
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28
13
921 739
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11
14
754 434
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14
15
975 817
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14
16
934 476
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15
17
957 532
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10
18
862 399
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13
19
768 640
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10
20
658 367
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08
21
705 487
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20
22
582 355
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16
23
502 432
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06
24
596 357
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25
25
457 418
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.