Pounding 7’s: 1985 Power Rankings

Welcome back to our countdown of the Power Rankings series of the 1980’s. We are halfway home as we will countdown the Power Rankings of 1985. Ric Flair has topped the charts for the past three weeks for 82, 83, and 84, even with the start of Hulkamania. Will Flair make it four in a row, Can Hulk Hogan take the top spot? How about Rick Martel. who joined the rankings last week at number 3. Find out the rankings right now!

7. Tully Blanchard

Tully Blanchard, one of the most under appreciated talent in wrestling history had a great 1985. Winning the United States Championship over Magnum TA, and having one of the most grueling matches of all time against Magnum at Starrcade.

6. Greg Valentine

Valentine spent half the year as the Intercontinental Champion before dropping it back to Santana. Valentine would continue to chase the championship throughout the year.

5. Tito Santana

Santana regained the Intercontinental Championship from Greg Valentine, he became as of 1985 the first person to regain the Intercontinental title. He would hold the IC title for the rest of 1985.

4. Magnum TA

Magnum TA won the United States title twice in 1985, culminating with the brutal I Quit cage match between he and Tully Blanchard, which to this day is one of the most insane matches that I have ever seen.

3. Rick Martel

Started the year as the AWA Champion, and went all the way through the end of December as the champion before dropping the title. Martel ended his reign as the longest reigning AWA Champion.

2. Hulk Hogan

Was the WWF Champion the entire year of 1985. He headlined the very first Wrestlemania along side Mr T, to face off against Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Ordorff. He had some endless battles with Piper in a one on one environment, always retaining the championship.

1. Ric Flair

Officially, Flair was the NWA Champion for the entire year of 1985. Flair remains to date, the most successful wrestler of the eighties.

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