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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2,496 441
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Randy Savage 1952-11-15

2
1,500 536
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
1,480 494
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hulk Hogan 1953-08-11

4
1,098 410
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bret Hart 1957-07-02

5
1,229 386
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Roddy Piper 1954-04-17

6
1,184 428
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jake Roberts 1955-05-30

7
1,115 376
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

8
867 360
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Mr. Perfect 1958-03-28

9
1,304 686
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jimmy Snuka 1943-05-18

10
992 381
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Rude 1958-12-07

11
885 311
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ted DiBiase 1954-01-18

12
845 580
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
893 676
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Bob Backlund 1949-08-14

14
602 335
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Duggan 1954-01-14

The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

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739 197
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Ricky Steamboat 1953-02-28

16
784 379
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Iron Sheik 1940-03-15

17
836 450
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Tito Santana 1953-05-10

18
692 320
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Junkyard Dog 1952-12-13

19
709 515
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
601 401
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Greg Valentine 1951-09-20

21
544 291
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Jim Neidhart 1955-02-08

The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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398 389
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Don Muraco 1949-09-10

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460 277
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added George "The Animal" Steele 1937-04-16

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407 344
Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Demolition Smash 1959-10-06

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377 338
Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 25 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.

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460 292
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
The Honky Tonk Man 1953-01-25

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438 303
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
King Kong Bundy 1957-11-07

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557 211
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 Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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504 205
Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
muzziac added Big Boss Man 1963-05-02

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496 212
Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Davey Boy Smith 1962-11-27

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509 151
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
endofthelinejoel added Shawn Michaels 1965-07-22

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458 228
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Jesse Ventura 1951-07-15

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424 261
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Paul Orndorff 1949-10-29

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217 26
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added Ric Flair 1949-02-25

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412 243
Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Big John Studd 1948-02-19

Famous People with the Same Real Name

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407 225
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Brutus Beefcake 1957-04-21

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248 344
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hercules 1956-05-07

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190 19
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Eric Stenger added The Undertaker 1965-03-24

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165 46
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
David Gwost added Dusty Rhodes 1945-10-12

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335 257
Haku is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Haku

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348 272
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Dynamite Kid 1958-12-05

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307 253
The Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added The Barbarian 1958-09-06

The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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356 270
Hillbilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Hillbilly Jim 1952-07-05

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186 230
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
mileena added Koko B. Ware

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323 246
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Nikolai Volkoff 1947-10-14

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238 130
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
andy-lautenschleger added Bobby Heenan 1944-11-01

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298 217
Rick Martel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
Rick Martel 1956-03-18

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259 278
One Man Gang is listed (or ranked) 48 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.

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234 337
Bad News Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Bad News Brown

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323 324
Koko B. Ware is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s
prometheus2099 added Koko B. Ware