Wrestlers From the 80s and 90s

  Who were some of the wrestlers in the 80s and the 90s. In the 1980s there were a lot of great names. We saw the likes of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre The Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jesse The Body Ventura, Ric Flair, Brett The Hitman Heart and many other great wrestlers. There were so many that I can't mention them all.
Hulk Hogan during the late 1980s.  By John McKeon (Flickr: Hulk Hogan) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Author Ethan Ekavet. http://www.flickr.com/photos/50433501@N00/2093969   [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


  The 1980s was when wrestling became very popular. It often referred to as the golden era of wrestling. In the 80s wrestling had a connection with the music industry. We saw Cyndi Lauper with Captain Lou Albano. Later Cyndi Lauper became the manager for the WWF Womens Champion Wendi Richter. Then Cyndi Lauper did the music for the Goonies movie and Captain Lou Albano and Cyndi Lauper were both in the video. 
       Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jimmy Super Fly Snuka and Ricky The Dragon Steamboat By Randall Chancellor (originally posted to Flickr as WWE Legends) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons



By John McKeon (Flickr: Greg Valentine and Honky Tonk Man) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  In 1984 Hulk Hogan returned to the WWF after being fired for breach of contract, because he was in the Rocky III movie. Vince McMahon was starting to attract the public who were not generally wrestling fans. Various wrestling shows were started such as Saturday Nights Main Event and the Main Event, which became very popular. The crowds at the shows were growing at a fast pace. Wrestlemania was becoming very popular and Wrestlemania III in 1987 became the most successful event. This was the largest show in sports entertainment history and was when Hulk Hogan Slammed Andre The Giant in the middle of the ring.
Razor Ramon in the midst of his second WWF Intercontinental Championship reign. Taken September 14, 1994 at the Wembley Arena in London, England.By Mandy Coombes [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

   At Wrestlemania IV we saw Macho Man Randy Savage win the WWF Championship. Miss Elisabeth was always at Randy Savages side during all his matches. Shortly after that Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage got together and formed a team called the Mega Powers. At the first Summer Slam the Mega Powers faced off against the Mega Bucks. The Mega Bucks were a team with Andre The Giant and The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.

By John McKeon (Flickr: Randy "Macho Man" Savage) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  In 1989 Hogan and Savage started to have problems. Randy Savage finally struck Hulk Hogan and this set up a match for the WWF Championship. Now at Wrestlemania V Hogan and Savage squared off and Hulk Hogan was once again the WWF Champion. The feud between the two finally ended in February of 1990, when Hogan defeated Savage in a Wrestlemania V rematch. This took place on Saturdays Main Event.
  In 1990 we saw Nikolai Volkoff played his usual part as the evil Soviet Union. Then Nikolai did eventually change is ways and supported the United States. This was basically showing the end of the cold war. Andre The Giant was being brought to the ring in a mobile ring. This was done, because he could hardly walk to to his condition. We also saw problems in 1992 due to the use of anabolic steroids. Quite a few good wrestlers have left us too soon due to the use of those drugs.
Freddie Blassie with one of his cohorts "The Iron Shiek" Picture was taken in Madison Sq. Garden in the early 80's. Nikolai in the background. By Ethan [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
   One of my favourites from the early 1980s to present day is Sargent Slaughter. He sometimes will do some wrestling presently and he still looks the same. I will always remember his cobra clutch.
Sargent Slaughter in 2013. Luigi Novi [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) or CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  Then there was the Nature Boy Ric Flair. I will never forget all his flamboyant robes he wore to the ring. His strutting across the ring and bouncing off the ropes. Also his famous Woooooo yell that crowds still chant to this very day.
                   The Nature Boy Ric Flair and his famous Wooooooo  By chalk42002 (Cropped from RicFlair) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  These were and still are my favourite wrestlers from the 1980s through the 1990s and still today. Here is an excellent Wikipedia web page  where you can look up all the various Legends of Wrestling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Legends_of_Wrestling_characters .
  Well I hope you enjoyed the wrestlers from the 80s through the 90s.

  Thank You for reading and have a nice day.
 

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