By Stella Alexander on April 28, 2018
"Hulkamania is running wild, brother!" Before Triple H and the WWE, there were two H's dominating the world of wrestling. Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest names when it comes to wrestling, but there were tons of other wrestlers who rose to fame during the 1980s. From Randy Savage to Bret Hart, can you name these 1980s wrestling stars from one sentence?
The world of professional wrestling began in 1952 when Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. After Vince McMahon founded Tidal Sports, Inc. in 1979, Jess McMahon would sell this company to his son, and he would shape the wrestling world into what it is seen as today. The 1980s would bring a slew of wrestlers to the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and would become known as the Golden Age of wrestling. This time period introduced Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka. While these were just a few of the stars of the decade, many of them were known beyond their personas. In the ring, they were known for finishing moves like "The Hitman's" sharpshooter or a powerful leg drop.
While the WWF, now called the WWE, continues to live on, there's a reason the '80s are called the Golden Era. From household favorites to the leaders in the ring, can you name these 1980s wrestling stars? Let's find out!