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 Posted: Wed May 29th, 2019 07:10 am
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]https://bleacherreport.com/articles/768893-professional-wrestling-the-50-greatest-wrestlers-of-the-1980s/]



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Never mind that this blog is from eight years ago...

Limiting a list to a particular decade is completely arbitrary, especially considering that most top wrestlers have 20+ years careers, so wrestlers from different eras have always crossed paths, distorting some people's perceptions. Also, the 80s might be the worst decade to try to assess, since wrestling in 1980 and wrestling in 1989 were two completely different entities.

The writer of this blog is a mark. Unless you are only ranking wrestlers on their in-ring ability, Hulk Hogan was objectively the greatest wrestler of the decade. The WWF was build on his back and changed the wrestling world forever. Flair's popular appeal, outside of the Mid-Atlantic, was nowhere close.

The territories were still alive in the early 80s, and quite a few on this list have been picked because of their territorial credentials, and this guy can't have seen much, if anything, of Texas, Memphis, etc. wrestling from the decade to make any kind of measured decision.

So, in conclusion, I wasted my time reading the list, and your time reading this post.



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So much wrong with the list that I don't know where to to start.



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Andre is too low, many others are too high.  Hogan is the easy #1, and apparently we all missed Hacksaw Jim Duggan's Intercontinental Title run.  LOL at Dusty being ahead of Piper, Andre, and Savage.  Bad list.

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Curt Hennig not on the list is a big indication that this list is trash.



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Jimmy Snuka didn't make the list? WTF.

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Honky Tonk Man above The Midnight Express....



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martini wrote: Honky Tonk Man above The Midnight Express....
Well are we going with talent or with fame.  The guy was criticized for putting Flair above Hogan but also for putting HTM above the Midnight Express.  As the longest-reigning I-C champion of the '80s with a much higher profile, why not?  No one can ever win these lists.  It's a pointless exercise. 



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I like Tommy Rich but he shouldn’t be on this list.

Am I missing him or is Tully not on this list? If not he should be



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srossi wrote: martini wrote: Honky Tonk Man above The Midnight Express....
Well are we going with talent or with fame.  The guy was criticized for putting Flair above Hogan but also for putting HTM above the Midnight Express.  As the longest-reigning I-C champion of the '80s with a much higher profile, why not?  No one can ever win these lists.  It's a pointless exercise. 
Uh, The Midnight Express drew in every territory they went to and worked as the main event tag team on a national promotion from 86-90.
So, I would say their profile was higher than HTM but what do I know....



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I think most would say the overall profile of the WWF was higher than JCP, Mid South, Memphis etc on a national scale.



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