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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211 58
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
179 73
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
185 80
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Christian age 44 - #1 banana, Edge

4
164 78
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
170 90
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
90 71
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

7
117 105
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
X-Pac age 45 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

8
98 86
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. age 47 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

9
116 107
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Brutus The Barber Beefcake age 60 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

10
101 91
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Stevie Ray age 59 - #1 banana, Booker T

11
106 101
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
72 62
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
69 61
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
83 83
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
55 56
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Lou Albano Died at 76 (1933-2009) - # 1 banana, Tony Altomare

16
58 61
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 31 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

17
85 100
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
66 81
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
58 73
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dolph Ziggler age 37 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

20
35 42
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Spike Dudley age 47

21
60 80
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

The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

22
52 73
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Joey Mercury age 38 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

23
47 66
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Justin Gabriel age 37 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

24
58 89
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
JTG is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
JTG age 33 - #1 banana, Shad

26
39 68
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
David Hart Smith age 32 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

27
37 67
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
The Spirit Squad (Besides Dolph Ziggler) #1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

28
37 67
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
32 59
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added Norman Smiley age 53

30
33 62
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Blackjack Lanza age 82 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

31
27 52
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Valiant age 71 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

32
32 61
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Alex Riley #1 banana, The Miz

33
21 42
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Disco Inferno age 49

34
34 66
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Tomko age 42 - #1 banana, Christian

35
36 70
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jinder Mahal age 31 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

Famous People with the Same Real Name

36
36 73
Mo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Mo age 53 - #1 banana, Mabel 

37
27 57
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Mr. Wrestling II age 83

38
16 38
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 50
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 49
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
21 55
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Gene Anderson Died at 58 (1933-1991)

42
24 62
Epico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Epico age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

Famous Culver Academies Alumni

43
17 50
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Rodz age 79 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

44
16 48
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

45
25 67
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Henry O. Godwinn age 54 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

46
22 63
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 65
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Lodi age 47 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
23 72
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 37
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 71
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
B2 age 50 - #1 banana, John Cena