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 three performers you think entertained or impressed the most in the last week, and feel free to talk about why. And/or vote for your top performer in our poll.
Remember, the Standings are for the previous week - the December 3rd episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Wednesday night's WWE Main Event, Thursday the 6th's TNA Impact Wrestling, the WWE SmackDown that aired on Friday the 7th and TNA's Final Resolution Pay-Per-View (PPV).
Make YOUR mark, smarks!
"You of the Internet Wrestling Community (IWC) have been conditioned to ignorance. I have therefore anticipated the so-called 'smart' fan's resistance to my crusade to enlighten..."
- Damien Sandow earns his first weekly S3 crown as his every feat of athleticism and display of entertainment prowess impressed.
- Antonio Cesaro edges the Show Off based on how he acquitted himself in a losing effort to the Great White (do they still call him that? I sure hope not).
- TNA's top heels shine in two separate stories, one of which even has to do with wrestling and championships and stuff!
- The Shield may not have officially named a leader, but our vote is in.
- And just to prove that we're not total caricatures, John Cena received as many points as Daniel Bryan last week.
The S3 - Week Ending December 2
1. Damien Sandow
2. Antonio Cesaro
3. Dolph Ziggler
4. Austin Aries
5. (tie) Dean Ambrose
5. (tie) Bobby Roode
7. (tie) Titus O'Neil
7. (tie) Christian York
9. (tie) Daniel Bryan
9. (tie) John Cena
In weekly Standings news, that may be exciting only to me, the poll was active throughout the week. Tallying at close to 30 votes, Dolph's seven edged Sandow and Cesaro by one. I counted the poll as two comment votes; the back-and-forth nature of the Sandow/Cesaro vote lead me to believe it might not be coming from distinct voters. And I'll continue to weight the S3 towards folks who take the time to comment, at least until the poll gets back up to the lofty heights of its peak, when we were getting triple digit vote totals.
The weekly winners accumulate points in our Annual Standings (ten points for first place...one point for tenth place). Dolph slips in front of the
trash woman he's feuding with, and Sandow will probably follow his lead soon. Alas, poor AJ. Ours was a love that burned too hot, too briefly.
The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending December 2
1. CM Punk - 206.5 points
2. Daniel Bryan - 164
3. Austin Aries - 126
4. Dolph Ziggler - 113
5. AJ Lee - 111.5
6. Damien Sandow - 105.33
7. Big Show - 60.5
8. Bobby Roode - 59
9. (tie) Chris Jericho - 53
9. (tie) Kane - 53
So, how 'bout that first full week of December? Pop on over to the "Week in Wrestling" for match results. The video playlists can also useful for high (and low) lights from Raw, Impact and Smackdown. For Main Event and Final Resolution, you'll have to rely on Nolan's always reliable results and live blog.
I'll be back next week, if only to annoy Bradford. Hope you'll join me.