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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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2,772 603
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15

2
1,736 670
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19

3
1,845 583
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11

4
1,341 545
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02

5
1,472 451
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17

6
1,363 461
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

7
1,368 508
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30

8
1,017 466
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28

9
1,116 460
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07

10
1,420 801
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18

11
1,027 395
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18

12
888 257
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28

13
900 711
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11

14
720 413
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14

15
954 791
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14

16
902 452
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15

17
921 516
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10

18
822 381
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13

19
753 609
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10

20
632 352
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08

21
678 473
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20

22
551 340
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16

23
481 411
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06

24
440 399
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
562 346
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25