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
292 90
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Ric Flair

2
270 100
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 64
#1 banana, Bret Hart

3
260 111
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 45
#1 banana, Edge

4
234 114
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44
#1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
247 125
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59
#1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
157 137
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 69
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
165 151
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 61
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan

8
167 155
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
143 126
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
143 130
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
141 132
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Booker T

12
111 98
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
117 126
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
99 109
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 83
# 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

15
121 141
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 56
#1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

16
97 113
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
89 103
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
78 101
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
91 124
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
61 87
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 48

21
76 125
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

22
65 111
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 39
#1 banana, Johnny Nitro

23
58 100
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 33
#1 banana, Tyson Kidd

24
74 130
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 55
#1 banana, Billy Gunn

25
3 0
Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
SykoSteve added age 57