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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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2,763 597
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,729 665
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,830 581
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,336 539
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,464 449
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,353 457
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

7
1,362 506
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

8
1,014 462
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

9
1,112 458
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

10
1,416 798
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

11
1,021 393
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
882 254
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

13
899 707
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

14
717 409
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

15
899 448
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

16
952 788
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

17
820 378
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

18
916 514
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

19
751 606
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
630 349
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

21
676 470
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

22
548 338
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
478 409
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
439 396
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 24 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.

25
556 345
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25