The brutal and bombastic wrestling stars of the '80s and '90s

The stars who made wrestling a global sensation

Stars Insider

11/07/22 | StarsInsider


The weird, wild world of professional wrestling is unlike any other form of entertainment out there. Its mix of athleticism, soapy drama, flashy costumes, and violence seems to fulfill all of our basest desires. Over the decades, the lore has become quite convoluted, and with so many personas and characters feuding and teaming up with each other, it's hard to keep track of it all. Not to mention the many different leagues that these performers work in, from the National Wrestling Alliance to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, to the king of them all, World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation.

But in the midst of all that confusion, there have been a number of characters over the years simply too flashy and fantastic to forget. During wrestling's heyday, from the '80s to the '90s, characters like Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker made this strange sport a worldwide hit.

Read on to learn about the greatest wrestlers from the '80s and '90s.

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