athletes The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History  

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The "other guys."  You know, those guys on the tag team that you don't REALLY care about. Or maybe you do. Maybe you love these guys they just aren't getting as big of a push as their tag team partner. Maybe they're BETTER than they're tag team partner but the stars just never seem to align for these poor, poor, wrestlers.

These are the best second bananas in wrestling history. It's a story about the guys that could just never quite get out of the shadow of their tag team partner or the other guys in their stable. Again, many of these men were/are tremendously skilled WWE Superstars or WCW wrestlers, but they just could never quite... you know. ... Never quite. They just could never get over that imaginary hill into superstardom.

Did we forget anybody? Probably. They're second bananas. Add them now!

From Marty Janetty to Arn Anderson to Matt Hardy and beyond, who do you think is wrestlings best "other guy?" Cast your votes now or be a second banana forever!
 
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185 48
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Arn Anderson age 58 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

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2
165 58
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jim Neidhart age 62 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
156 66
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Christian age 43 - #1 banana, Edge

4
152 74
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Marty Jannetty age 57 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

5
128 69
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Matt Hardy age 42 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

6
74 55
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

7
88 75
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Stevie Ray age 58 - #1 banana, Booker T

8
101 90
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Brutus The Barber Beefcake age 59 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

9
92 85
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Paul Orndorff age 67 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

10
95 90
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
X-Pac age 44 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

11
60 52
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Mr. Fuji age 81 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

12
80 76
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. age 46 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

13
55 50
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Larry Zbyszko age 65 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

14
69 72
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Crash Holly Died at 32 (1971-2003) - #1 banana, Bob Holly

15
43 45
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Lou Albano Died at 76 (1933-2009) - # 1 banana, Tony Altomare

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70 89
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Virgil age 54 - #1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

17
55 70
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Ted DiBiase, Jr. age 34 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

18
51 68
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass #1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle

19
41 54
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 30 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

20
44 60
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dolph Ziggler age 36 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

21
44 61
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Joey Mercury age 37 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

22
51 74
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Bart Gunn age 53 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

23
23 33
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Spike Dudley age 46

24
36 57
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Justin Gabriel age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

25
33 57
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
David Hart Smith age 31 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

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26 46
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added Norman Smiley age 52

27
27 49
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Blackjack Lanza age 81 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

28
21 41
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Valiant age 70 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

29
23 46
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Mr. Wrestling II age 82

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29 58
Mo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Mo age 52 - #1 banana, Mabel 

31
14 31
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Disco Inferno age 48

32
25 51
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Alex Riley #1 banana, The Miz

33
27 56
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Tomko age 41 - #1 banana, Christian

34
27 57
JTG is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
JTG age 32 - #1 banana, Shad

35
27 57
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jinder Mahal #1 banana, Heath Slater

36
10 27
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

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13 35
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

38
26 61
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chuck Palumbo age 45 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

39
14 38
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 77 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

40
13 38
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Rodz age 78 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

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13 38
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Arnold Skaaland Died at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

42
22 56
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Henry O. Godwinn age 53 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

43
24 60
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
The Spirit Squad (Besides Dolph Ziggler) #1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

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19 52
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Johnny Stamboli age 39 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

45
18 52
Epico is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Epico age 33 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

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14 46
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Gene Anderson Died at 58 (1933-1991)

47
17 55
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Lodi age 46 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
18 61
Jon Heidenreich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Heidenreich age 44 - #1 banana, Road Warrior Animal

49
4 27
NovA is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
RichardBeecher added NovA 48 - 1st Banana, the rest of the BWO

50
9 62
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
B2 age 49 - #1 banana, John Cena