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
279 82
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

2
259 90
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 63 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
244 106
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

4
220 106
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 43 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
231 119
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 58 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
150 126
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 68 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

7
159 140
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

8
132 116
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

9
156 147
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 45 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

10
133 122
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
104 91
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 66 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

12
130 125
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

13
95 96
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
109 118
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
111 134
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
90 104
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
81 95
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
73 93
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
87 116
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
55 80
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added age 47

21
71 117
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
62 103
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

23
72 121
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 54 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

24
55 92
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
51 87
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 82 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

26
56 98
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

27
38 74
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
47 92
JTG is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

29
44 90
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

30
48 98
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 44 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

31
38 80
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added age 83

32
40 85
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added age 53

33
45 96
Mo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

34
45 96
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
#1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

35
39 89
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added #1 banana, The Miz

36
24 59
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

37
42 99
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

38
28 70
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 49

39
29 74
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
24 70
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Dec. at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

41
25 73
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dec. at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

42
24 71
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 79 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

43
31 89
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 86
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
26 85
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 40 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

46
21 73
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

47
24 87
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
25 99
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
11 59
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 95
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena