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
298 91
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Ric Flair

2
275 102
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 64
#1 banana, Bret Hart

3
267 112
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 45
#1 banana, Edge

4
240 117
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44
#1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
250 130
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59
#1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
160 140
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 69
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
171 157
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 46
#1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

8
168 154
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 61
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan

9
148 131
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 48
#1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

10
146 129
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)
#1 banana, Bret Hart

11
144 134
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60
#1 banana, Booker T

12
115 99
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
121 128
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
124 143
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
100 111
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
99 116
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
91 106
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
95 126
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 36
#1 banana, Randy Orton

19
80 103
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)
# 1 banana, Tony Altomare

20
64 89
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 48

21
6 0
Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
SykoSteve added age 57

22
80 126
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
69 112
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 39
#1 banana, Johnny Nitro

24
61 101
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
76 133
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 55
#1 banana, Billy Gunn