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Top 15 Current WWE Superstars That Wouldn't Get Over in the 80s

The 1980s are considered by some to be the golden age of professional wrestling. The WWE was still the main player at the time, and the shows were very character-driven. Seemingly every wrestler had a gimmick that featured an over the top personality that made fans go wild. The characters were also mainly larger than life in terms of stature, as very few small men made their way to the top.

The current product of the WWE relies on personalities that are cranked up beyond normal, but nowhere near the extent as the 1980s product where screaming into a camera during an interview happened more often than not. The beefy wrestlers of the 1980s oozed testosterone, and never broke kayfabe, while today’s WWE gets meta pretty often, sometimes breaking the fourth wall.

So with that said, there are some people on the current WWE roster that just wouldn’t fit the mold of the 1980s era of the company. People like John Cena would likely get over in just about any era- in fact his good guy persona would get over even better in the 80s, but there are plenty of people who are too modern that the fans in the 80s wouldn’t truly appreciate. But which ones are they? Here are 15 current WWE Superstars that wouldn’t get over in the Golden Age.

15 Seth Rollins

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14 The Prime Time Players

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13 Randy Orton

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12 R-Truth

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11 The Ascension

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10 Zack Ryder

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9 Dolph Ziggler

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8 Fandango

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7 Lucha Dragons

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6 Bo Dallas

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5 Neville

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4 The Miz

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3 Kane

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2 Kevin Owens

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1 Daniel Bryan

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We were all rooting for Daniel Bryan to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship back at Wrestlemania XXX against Randy Orton and Batista. Thankfully, we got our wishes, but that wouldn’t have happened in the 1980s. There was no internet to voice our complaints, and we would have had to call the expensive hotline to let our kayfabe breaking wishes be known. Who’s to say Bryan would have gotten over in the first place? He’s under six feet tall, barely 200 pounds and had a catchphrase that probably wouldn’t have gone viral. Thankfully, all of the wrestlers on this list are employed in today’s day and age where they can thrive.

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