13 Biggest Matches WWE Should've Booked In The 80s (But Didn't)

The 1980s produced countless classic contests, but they could have added thirteen more.

The shift from the WWWF to the WWF, the sale of the company from Vincent James McMahon to Vincent Kennedy McMahon, and the birth of Hulkamania and the Rock 'N' Wrestling Connection were just some of the historical moments that took place during the 1980s that helped the WWF experience its first big boom and widespread public appeal. Many WWF superstars became pop culture icons in the 80s including Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper and more. Throughout this decade, pro-wrestling's finest would face off against each other in the main events of WrestleManias, SummerSlams and special events of the future, but numerous marquee match-ups never made it to the big stage. With the thought of WrestleMania III, some of these matches had such potential to be technical masterpieces along the lines of Savage/Steamboat while others could've paralleled Hogan/Andre due to the high profile, money-making draws they could have been. A handful of these matches took place at house shows, some maybe even made it to Coliseum Video, but none of these matches were given the spotlight they deserved. Similar to 15 Biggest Matches WWE Should€™ve Booked In The 90s (But Didn€™t), this article takes a look at 13 ideal encounters that could've been booked during the previous decade.

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