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
232 71
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

2
209 79
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 63 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
205 89
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

4
183 91
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 43 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
195 101
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 58 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
134 117
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
114 98
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 47 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

8
133 121
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
122 110
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 68 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

10
106 94
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

11
111 103
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

12
81 74
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 82 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

13
96 93
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Died at 32 (1971-2003) - #1 banana, Bob Holly

14
79 72
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 66 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

15
97 108
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
62 69
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Died at 76 (1933-2009) - # 1 banana, Tony Altomare

17
64 73
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
75 95
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 35 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

19
68 87
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 37 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

20
43 56
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 47

21
68 96
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 54 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

22
58 82
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

23
52 75
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

24
64 95
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass #1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle

25
42 76
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 32 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

26
39 71
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
42 77
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 46 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

28
39 73
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

29
40 75
JTG is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

30
35 67
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added age 53

31
30 58
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 71 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

32
40 78
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
#1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

33
35 70
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added #1 banana, The Miz

34
40 80
Mo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

35
24 52
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 49

36
38 79
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

37
30 64
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added age 83

38
18 44
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Died at 70 (1930-2000)

39
26 67
Epico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

40
21 57
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Died at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

41
20 55
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
19 54
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

43
19 54
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

44
22 61
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Died at 58 (1933-1991)

45
26 73
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 54 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

46
23 68
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 69
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
23 82
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
8 42
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 77
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena