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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198 53
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Arn Anderson age 58 - #1 banana, Ric Flair

2
173 65
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jim Neidhart age 62 - #1 banana, Bret Hart

3
170 72
Christian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Christian age 43 - #1 banana, Edge

4
148 71
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Matt Hardy age 42 - #1 banana, Jeff Hardy

5
162 82
Marty Jannetty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Marty Jannetty age 57 - #1 banana, Shawn Michaels

6
96 82
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Stevie Ray age 58 - #1 banana, Booker T

7
79 64
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007) - #1 banana, Bret Hart

8
108 99
Brutus Beefcake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Brutus The Barber Beefcake age 59 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

9
100 92
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Paul Orndorff age 67 - #1 banana, Hulk Hogan

10
106 99
Sean Waltman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
X-Pac age 44 - #1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

11
87 81
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chavo Guerrero, Jr. age 46 - #1 banana, Eddie Guerrero 

12
64 57
Mr. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Mr. Fuji age 81 - # 1 banana, Professor Toru Tanaka

13
62 55
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Larry Zbyszko age 65 - #1 banana, Bruno Sammartino

14
77 76
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
50 49
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
77 93
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Virgil age 54 - #1 banana, Ted DiBiase, Everyone.

17
49 56
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 30 - #1 banana, Kofi Kingston &

18
60 75
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Ted DiBiase, Jr. age 34 - #1 banana, Randy Orton

19
50 65
Dolph Ziggler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Dolph Ziggler age 36 - #1 banana, Kerwin White

20
55 73
Charlie Hass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Charlie Hass #1 banana, Shelton Benjamin, Kurt Angle

21
56 80
Mike Polchlopek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Bart Gunn age 53 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

Natural Beauties Who Don't Need No Make-Up

22
28 37
Spike Dudley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Spike Dudley age 46

23
47 67
Adam Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Joey Mercury age 37 - #1 banana, Johnny Nitro

24
41 61
Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Justin Gabriel age 36 - #1 banana, The rest of Nexus 

25
30 51
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
AdamSilva added Norman Smiley age 52

26
35 62
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
David Hart Smith age 31 - #1 banana, Tyson Kidd

27
35 63
Mo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Mo age 52 - #1 banana, Mabel 

28
29 53
Alex Riley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
marcosiahaan1 added Alex Riley #1 banana, The Miz

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

29
30 55
Blackjack Lanza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Blackjack Lanza age 81 - # 1 banana, Black Jack Mulligan

30
31 60
JTG is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
JTG age 32 - #1 banana, Shad

31
23 46
Johnny Valiant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Valiant age 70 - #1 banana, Jimmy Valiant

32
30 59
Travis Tomko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Tomko age 41 - #1 banana, Christian

33
31 62
Jinder Mahal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Jinder Mahal age 30 - #1 banana, Heath Slater

34
31 63
Chuck Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Chuck Palumbo age 45 - #1 banana, Billy Gunn

35
24 51
Mr. Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Mr. Wrestling II age 82

Famous Men Who Married Much Younger Women

36
15 37
Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Disco Inferno age 48

37
12 32
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
edward-king added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

38
28 64
The Spirit Squad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
The Spirit Squad (Besides Dolph Ziggler) #1 banana, Dolph Ziggler (Nicky)

39
16 43
Paul Vachon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Paul Vachon age 78 - #1 banana, Maurice Vachon

40
16 43
Arnold Skaaland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Arnold Skaaland Died at 82 (1925-2007) - # 1 banana, Spiros Arion

41
14 40
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slaft added Jules Strongbow Died at 23 (1952-1975) - #1 banana, Chief Jay Strongbow

42
15 42
Johnny Rodz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
slaft added Johnny Rodz age 78 - #1 banana, Ivan Putski

Famous People Named Jessica

43
24 61
Henry O. Godwinn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Henry O. Godwinn age 53 - #1 banana, Phineas Godwinn

44
18 51
Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
icoachfb added Gene Anderson Died at 58 (1933-1991)

45
20 57
Jon Hugger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Johnny Stamboli age 39 - #1 banana, Nunzio and the F.B.I

46
20 58
Epico is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Epico age 35 - #1 banana, The rest of the Colons.

47
19 60
Lodi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Lodi age 46 - #1 banana, Lenny

48
20 68
Jon Heidenreich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
Heidenreich age 44 - #1 banana, Road Warrior Animal

49
6 32
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
12 65
Barry Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History
B2 age 49 - #1 banana, John Cena