WWE The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s  

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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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2,587 506
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,584 585
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,618 525
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,184 453
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,316 411
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,245 470
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

7
1,211 407
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

8
922 405
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

9
1,353 730
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

10
1,040 412
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

11
937 344
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
860 633
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

13
796 220
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

14
913 722
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

15
648 362
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

16
832 405
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

17
751 337
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

18
862 478
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

19
725 549
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
624 430
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

21
581 313
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

22
496 298
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
427 374
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
544 219
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1963-05-02

25
493 313
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25

26
414 421
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-09-10

27
398 362
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 27 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.

28
462 329
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-11-07

29
596 223
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1948-08-27 - Before he returned as an Iraqi sympathizer in 1990, he was a huge star for the WWF in the early 80s.

30
534 227
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1962-11-27

31
562 165
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added 1965-07-22

32
495 247
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1951-07-15

33
441 244
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-04-21

34
277 41
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1949-02-25

35
450 281
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-10-29

36
250 27
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added 1965-03-24

37
438 259
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1948-02-19

38
205 58
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added 1945-10-12

39
265 369
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-05-07

40
366 294
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-05

41
355 274
Haku is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added

42
323 270
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1958-09-06

43
386 283
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-07-05

44
344 260
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1947-10-14

45
257 147
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added 1944-11-01

46
207 251
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

47
318 234
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1956-03-18

48
241 308
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1962-03-28

49
266 301
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1960-02-12 - Perhaps even more memorable as "The African Dream" Akeem.

50
198 122
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Gary Concialdi added 1950-05-28