Everybody who comes to Cageside Seats has an opinion about what's going on in pro wrestling - the Smark's Shoot Standings (S3) are where YOU let us know YOURS. Cast a vote in the comments. Give us the top three performers you think entertained or impressed the most in the last week, and feel free to talk about why.
The S3 also keeps an ongoing tally of your votes, which we use to determine a Performer of the Year. Read on to find the latest version of the Standings and how that effected the annual list. Your feedback makes it all happen.
Remember, the Standings are for the previous week - the October 15th Raw, Wednesday night's Main Event, Impact Wrestling from the 18th and the SmackDown episode that aired on October 19th.
Make YOUR mark, smarks!
Everybody else had... No chance...
You rewarded one of the best characters in the history of WWE with first place in his first S3 of the year. We'll leave the judgement of what it says about the state of the promotion when the 67-year-old part-timer greatly outpaces the champion and laps the next guy in his company to place - rising star Antonio Cesaro, who came in 5th.
The new TNA champ tied for third with the highlight of that company's programming. A couple of talented guys WWE doesn't know what to do with tied for seventh. Our last spots were shared between a rising star, a tag team favorite who pushed to the front of an increasingly odd-plotted angle, and the first inductee into our celebrity wing.
The S3 - Week Ending October 14
1. Mr. McMahon
2. CM Punk
3. (tie) Bully Ray
3. (tie) Jeff Hardy
5. Antonio Cesaro
6. James Storm
7. (tie) Alberto Del Rio
7. (tie) Tyson Kidd
9. (tie) Devon
9. (tie) Seth Rollins
9. (tie) Larry King
Meaning that the only thing I had to do on this next list was raise Punk's point total:
The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending Oct 14
1. CM Punk - 190 points
2. Daniel Bryan - 162.5
3. AJ Lee - 111.5
4. Austin Aries - 103
5. Damien Sandow - 81.83
6. Dolph Ziggler - 79.5
7. Chris Jericho - 53
8. Kane - 48.5
9. Bobby Roode - 45.5
10. Brock Lesnar - 45
The Million Dollar Young Man came through for us with a weekly recap post, so check that out for a rundown of what was, for this smark, a really boring and disappointing week in pro wrestling. In theory, a lull like this should allow for some young and hungry workers to step up. Is anyone taking advantage and showing what this week's winner once called "Ruthless Aggression"?
Tell us your top three in the comments, and check back next week for how your votes make our S3!