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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.

list ordered by
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-11-15
2
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1946-05-19
3
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-08-11
4
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1957-07-02
5
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-04-17
6
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-05-30
7
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-03-28
8
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
9
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1943-05-18
10
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1958-12-07
11
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-18
12
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1943-04-11
13
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-02-28
14
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1949-08-14
15
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1954-01-14
16
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1940-03-15
17
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-05-10
18
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1952-12-13
19
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1950-11-10
20
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1955-02-08
21
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1951-09-20
22
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added 1937-04-16
23
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added 1959-10-06
24
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
1953-01-25
25
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.