WWF Alumni – 1980s

WWF ALUMNI – 1980’s

Promoters Territory
Vince K. McMahon National

Hulk Hogan
Andre The Giant
Jimmy Snuka
Tito Santana
Ricky Steamboat
Junkyard Dog
George Steele
Cpl. Kirchner
Hillbilly Jim
Uncle Elmer
Billy Jack Haynes
Jim Duggan
Ultimate Warrior
Rick Martel
Tom Zenk
Red Rooster
Bam Bam Bigelow
Ken Patera
Blue Blazer
Koko B Ware
Jacques Rougeau
Raymond Rougeau
Dynamite Kid
Davey Boy Smith
B. Brian Blair
Jumpin Jump Brunzel
Shawn Michaels
Marty Jannetty
Mr. T
SD Jones
Paul Roma
Jim Powers
Scott Casey
Sam Houston
David Sammartino
Roddy Piper
Ted DiBiase
Rick Rude
Paul Orndorff
Bob Orton
King Kong Bundy
Big John Studd
Don Muraco
Brutus Beefcake
Greg Valentine
Adian Adonis
Iron Sheik
Nikolai Volkoff
Jake Roberts
Harley Race
Mr Perfect
Bad News Brown
Honky Tonk Man
One Man Gang
Big Bossman
Bret Hart
Jim Neidhart
Butch Reed
Dino Bravo
Arn Anderson
Tully Blanchard
Brooklyn Brawler
Boris Zhukov
The Executioner

Fabulous Moolah
Wendi Richter
Leilani Kai
Sherri Martel
Rockin Robin
Velvet McIntyre
Judy Martin
Jumping Bomb Angels
Lou Albano
Fred Blassie
Mr Fuji
Bobby Heenan
Jimmy Hart

The Heenan Family (Led by Bobby Heenan)
The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
The U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham)
The Dream Team (Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake)
The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)
The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid)
The Killer Bees (Jim Brunzel & B. Brian Blair)
Los Conquistadors (Jose Estrada Sr & Jose Louis Riviera)
The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)
The Islanders (Haku & Tama)
The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma)
The Bolshivics (Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov)
Dream Team II (Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo)
The Can-Am Connection (Tom Zenk & Rick Martel)
Strike Force (Tito Santana & Rick Martel)
Demolition (Ax & Smash)
The Powers of Pain (Barbarian & Warlord)
The Collosal Connection (Haku & Andre The Giant)
The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)
The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)
The Twin Towers (Akeem & The Big Bossman)
The Bushwhackers (Luke Williams & Butch Miller)

  • Vince Jr. aquired the WWWF from his father, and renamed the company to World Wrestling Federation..
  • Vince Jr. began signing wrestlers away from different territories as well as buying up smaller territories..
  • Vince’s biggest asset was Hulk Hogan, who he lured away from Verne Gagne’s AWA, and ran wild with Hulkamania..
  • Vince McMahon and the WWF also single-handedly created a market for Wrestling Pay Per View events..
  • The World Wildlife Fund takes the World Wrestling Federation to court over the rights to the “WWF” initials in Europe..
  • ~~~The end result had Vince changing the name of his company to World Wrestling Entertainment..