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!
 
list ordered by

1
267 76
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

2
245 86
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 63 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
232 100
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

4
210 100
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 43 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
223 112
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 58 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
153 132
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
143 121
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 68 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

8
150 136
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 45 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

9
126 108
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
126 118
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 47 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

11
125 118
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

12
98 85
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 66 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

13
92 87
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 82 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

14
104 111
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Dec. at 32 (1971-2003) - #1 banana, Bob Holly

15
105 127
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 55 - #1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

16
84 98
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 37 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

17
76 88
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added age 31 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

18
70 86
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
82 109
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 35 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

20
50 75
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 47

21
72 113
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 54 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

22
69 111
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
60 97
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

24
52 85
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 32 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

25
55 91
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

26
48 81
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 82 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

27
37 67
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 71 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

28
45 87
JTG is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

29
47 91
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

30
42 84
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

31
36 73
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added age 83

32
38 79
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added age 53

33
43 90
Mo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

34
43 90
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
#1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

35
23 53
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

36
41 92
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

37
36 84
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added #1 banana, The Miz

38
26 65
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 49

39
27 69
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)

40
23 64
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Dec. at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

41
23 65
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 79 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

42
24 68
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

43
30 83
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 54 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

44
27 79
Epico is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

45
21 67
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

46
25 80
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 40 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

47
23 81
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
24 93
Jon Heidenreich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 43 - #1 banana, Road Warrior Animal

49
9 54
NovA is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
RichardBeecher added 48 -

1st Banana, the rest of the BWO

50
14 89
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena