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The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History 

Ranker Wrestling
Updated June 14, 2019 13.2k votes 891 voters 14.2k views 51 items

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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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 60 from Rome, Georgia, United States of America
#1 banana, Ric Flair
2
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 64 from Tampa
#1 banana, Bret Hart
3
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 45 from Guelph, Kitchener, Canada
#1 banana, Edge
4
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 44 from Cameron, North Carolina, United States of America
#1 banana, Jeff Hardy
5
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 59 from Columbus, Georgia, United States of America
#1 banana, Shawn Michaels
6
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 61 from Tampa, Florida, United States of America
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
7
Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
SykoSteve added Age 57 from Bay City, Michigan
8
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 69 from Brandon, Florida, United States of America
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
9
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 46 from Minneapolis
#1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H
10
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 48 from El Paso
#1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 
11
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 60 from Houston
#1 banana, Booker T
12
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Age 67 from Chicago
#1 banana, Bruno Sammartino
13
Crash Holly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Crash Holly Dec. at 32 (1971-2003) from Anaheim, California, United States of America
#1 banana, Bob Holly
14
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Mr. Fuji Age 83 from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
# 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka
15
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Age 38 from Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
#1 banana, Kerwin White
16
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 56 from Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
#1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.
17
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Age 32 from Columbus, Georgia
#1 banana, Kofi Kingston &
18
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Lou Albano Dec. at 76 (1933-2009) from Rome, Italy
# 1 banana, Tony Altomare
19
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Ted DiBiase, Jr. Age 36 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
#1 banana, Randy Orton
20
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Age 48 from Providence
21
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 37 from Cape Town
#1 banana, The rest of Nexus 
22
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 33 from Calgary
#1 banana, Tyson Kidd
23
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Age 72 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#1 banana, Jimmy Valiant
24
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Age 39 from Virginia, USA
#1 banana, Johnny Nitro
25
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass
#1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle