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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!
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2,085 222
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

2
1,149 369
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
André the Giant 1946-05-19

3
777 254
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

4
947 376
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

5
890 283
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

6
1,082 500
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

7
944 309
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

8
731 235
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

9
796 274
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

10
668 258
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

11
825 503
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

12
758 426
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Harley Race 1943-04-11

13
732 226
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

14
458 237
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

15
633 292
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

16
731 341
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

17
535 138
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

18
526 242
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
658 383
Bob Orton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bob Orton, Jr. 1950-11-10

20
513 296
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
335 227
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

22
333 285
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

23
318 232
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Ax 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.

24
433 201
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

25
331 202
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

26
329 224
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

27
378 146
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

28
400 155
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Sgt. Slaughter 1948-08-27 - Before he returned as an Iraqi sympathizer in 1990, he was a huge star for the WWF in the early 80s.

The Best WWE Entrance Songs

29
333 215
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

30
375 156
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Davey Boy Smith 1962-11-27

31
334 88
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

32
314 184
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Big John Studd 1948-02-19

33
317 197
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

34
329 174
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

35
281 164
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

Being in a Relationship Makes You Feel . . .

36
204 243
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

37
266 181
Haku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

38
283 203
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

39
256 210
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

40
251 185
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

41
110 142
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

42
205 205
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added One Man Gang 1960-02-12 - Perhaps even more memorable as "The African Dream" Akeem.

What Ripped Celebrities Looked Like Before They Got Swole AF

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237 182
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

44
202 258
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

45
280 237
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware

46
26 3
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added Dusty Rhodes 1945-10-12

47
157 77
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added Bobby Heenan 1944-11-01

48
198 217
The Warlord is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Warlord 1962-03-28

49
231 163
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

50
198 216
Dino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Dino Bravo 1948-08-06