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

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206 56
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Arn Anderson age 59 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

2
177 70
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jim Neidhart age 63 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
178 78
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Christian age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

4
156 76
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Matt Hardy age 43 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
168 86
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Marty Jannetty age 58 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
115 102
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Brutus The Barber Beefcake age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
100 86
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Stevie Ray age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

8
112 104
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
X-Pac age 45 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

9
83 71
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

10
93 84
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. age 47 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

11
104 97
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Paul Orndorff age 68 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

12
69 60
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Mr. Fuji age 82 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

13
66 59
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Larry Zbyszko age 66 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

14
81 79
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Crash Holly Died at 32 (1971-2003) - #1 banana, Bob Holly

The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

15
56 59
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 31 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

16
52 54
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Lou Albano Died at 76 (1933-2009) - # 1 banana, Tony Altomare

17
83 97
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Virgil age 55 - #1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

18
64 80
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Ted DiBiase, Jr. age 35 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

19
59 77
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass #1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle

20
54 71
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dolph Ziggler age 37 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

21
32 41
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Spike Dudley age 47

The Most Beautiful Women in the World

22
46 64
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Justin Gabriel age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

23
50 71
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Joey Mercury age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

24
57 86
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Bart Gunn age 54 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

25
38 66
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
David Hart Smith age 32 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

26
33 59
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Blackjack Lanza age 82 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

27
27 49
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Valiant age 71 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

28
36 65
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chuck Palumbo age 46 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

29
31 57
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added Norman Smiley age 53

30
34 64
JTG is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
JTG age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

31
31 59
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Alex Riley #1 banana, The Miz

32
33 63
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Tomko age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

33
36 69
Mo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Mo age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

34
34 66
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
The Spirit Squad (Besides Dolph Ziggler) #1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

35
27 54
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Mr. Wrestling II age 83

These Famous People Ironically Died On Their Birthdays

36
19 40
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Disco Inferno age 49

37
33 68
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jinder Mahal age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

38
15 35
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

39
20 46
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Arnold Skaaland Died at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

40
18 46
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 79 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

41
16 44
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

42
17 46
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Rodz age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

Famous Culver Academies Alumni

43
20 53
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Gene Anderson Died at 58 (1933-1991)

44
25 65
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Henry O. Godwinn age 54 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

45
23 61
Epico is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Epico age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

46
22 61
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Johnny Stamboli age 40 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

47
21 63
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Lodi age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
22 71
Jon Heidenreich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Heidenreich age 45 - #1 banana, Road Warrior Animal

49
7 35
NovA is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
RichardBeecher added NovA 48 - 1st Banana, the rest of the BWO

50
13 68
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
B2 age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena