What is the Golden era of WWE?
WWE has been through several evolutions in its illustrious and successful run in the entertainment industry, and there is still much debate on the greatest era of the business.
Several superstars have revolutionized their eras but there is still much debate on what the Golden era truly was.
The Golden era of WWE is still widely regarded as the early 1980s when WWE was known then as the WWF (World wrestling federation).
The Golden era began officially in 1982 and spanned eleven long years with showcases from the excitement of Hulkamania to the sheer size and power of Andre the Giant.
The Golden era was host to the first-ever WrestleMania pay-per-view event showcasing superstars like the great Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and other great superstars.
Was the Golden era the best era of WWE?
The Golden era was tasked with not just the future of the business but the overall sustainability of the WWE on national television, the diversity of storytelling mixed with the intelligence of superstars made it the best era in the WWE.
Some might argue that the Attitude era would give the Golden era a run for their money but with memorable championship runs like the twin referee drama that cost Hulk Hogan his championship, it is clear that there was no era better than the Golden era.
WWE superstars who ruled the Golden era
The Golden era was host to some of the greatest performers in the sport but one man stood head and shoulders above the rest, and that was the one and only Hulk Hogan.
Hulk Hogan was the most successful and most sought-after superstar that the WWF had on the roster, he had the ring presence to push any storyline that was sent his way and the strength to both wow and awe the wrestling universe.
His successful spell in the WWF was marked with five world championships, while also headlining several pay-per-view events like Wrestlemania and the Royal rumble.
While Hulk Hogan was the face of the organization other superstars contributed their quota to the success of the business.
Andre the Giant
Another important figure in the Golden era of the WWE was Andre the Giant, tagged as the eighth wonder of the world.
Andre stood at a staggering seven feet tall, The calm giant won the hearts of professional wrestling fans all over the world with his larger-than-life attitude.
He also had some exhilarating matchups with Hulk Hogan that really propelled him to the top of the WWE roster.
The highlight of his career eventually came when he main-evented WrestleMania III.
The Ultimate Warrior
The man that every kid watching the WWE dreamt of being like when they grow up, a powerhouse of a man, one only a few superstars could match for strength.
The Ultimate Warrior was the first superstar to hold both the Intercontinental and WWE championships at the same time, he had legendary fights with the likes of Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker.