Combat Sports 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!
 
list ordered by
1
310 97
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Ric Flair
2
290 104
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 64
#1 banana, Bret Hart
3
276 119
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 45
#1 banana, Edge
4
255 121
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44
#1 banana, Jeff Hardy
5
260 136
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59
#1 banana, Shawn Michaels
6
177 161
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 61
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
7
165 147
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 69
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
8
176 166
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 46
#1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H
9
152 136
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)
#1 banana, Bret Hart
10
153 138
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 48
#1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 
11
150 140
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Booker T
12
118 108
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 67
#1 banana, Bruno Sammartino
13
129 136
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Dec. at 32 (1971-2003)
#1 banana, Bob Holly
14
131 150
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 56
#1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.
15
105 117
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 83
# 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka
16
105 124
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 38
#1 banana, Kerwin White
17
93 115
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added age 32
#1 banana, Kofi Kingston &
18
86 109
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)
# 1 banana, Tony Altomare
19
97 135
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 36
#1 banana, Randy Orton
20
67 96
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 48
21
13 5
Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
SykoSteve added age 57
22
81 134
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass
#1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle
23
71 119
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 39
#1 banana, Johnny Nitro
24
62 109
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 33
#1 banana, Tyson Kidd
25
76 142
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 55
#1 banana, Billy Gunn