WWE 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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225 65
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Arn Anderson age 59 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

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199 76
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jim Neidhart age 63 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

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195 86
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Christian age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

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185 96
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Marty Jannetty age 58 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

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172 87
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Matt Hardy age 43 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

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127 112
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Brutus The Barber Beefcake age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

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108 93
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. age 47 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

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100 85
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

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126 115
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
X-Pac age 45 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

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116 105
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Paul Orndorff age 68 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

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105 98
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Stevie Ray age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

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76 68
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Mr. Fuji age 82 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

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72 69
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Larry Zbyszko age 66 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

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88 90
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

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60 61
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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91 103
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Virgil age 55 - #1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

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62 66
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 31 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

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73 87
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Ted DiBiase, Jr. age 35 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

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65 80
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dolph Ziggler age 37 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

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40 48
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Spike Dudley age 47

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63 85
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass #1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle

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54 76
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Joey Mercury age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

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49 69
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Justin Gabriel age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

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62 92
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Bart Gunn age 54 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

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40 70
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chuck Palumbo age 46 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

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37 65
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Blackjack Lanza age 82 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

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39 69
JTG is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
JTG age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

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40 71
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
David Hart Smith age 32 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

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38 68
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Tomko age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

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29 53
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Valiant age 71 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

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39 71
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 31 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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33 62
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added Norman Smiley age 53

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34 64
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Alex Riley #1 banana, The Miz

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23 46
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Disco Inferno age 49

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39 75
Mo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Mo age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

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18 38
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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29 58
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Mr. Wrestling II age 83

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37 73
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jinder Mahal age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

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21 51
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Arnold Skaaland Died at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

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20 50
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 79 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

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22 56
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Gene Anderson Died at 58 (1933-1991)

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25 63
Epico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Epico age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

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18 50
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

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26 69
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Henry O. Godwinn age 54 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

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17 51
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Rodz age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

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22 65
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Johnny Stamboli age 40 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

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22 66
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Lodi age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

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23 76
Jon Heidenreich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Heidenreich age 45 - #1 banana, Road Warrior Animal

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7 39
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

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14 73
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
B2 age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena