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The S3: Vote for Best Performer of the 2014-15 Season, Week 1

Join in a discussion with your fellow internet fans about the past week in pro wrestling: who entertained us the most, and why!

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 four 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.

(Resuming next week) we'll have the outcome of last week's voting, the results of which make up our annual competition for Performer of the Year.

Remember, the Standings are for the previous week's nationally televised and internet streaming pro wrestling shows - notablty the April 7th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Tuesday night's Main Event, the Thursday, April 10th edition of TNA Impact, WWE NXT and ROH TV, and the WWE SmackDown that aired on April 11th.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!




We'd usually have last week's results here, but as last week wrapped up our second season, you can find out how everything wrapped up in our year-end extravaganza here.

There was a mid-week poll that prognosticated who would join CM Punk and Daniel Bryan on our Performer of the Year graphic. It was close (and I'd probably go with a repeat for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion), but you Smarks are high on the newest Paul Heyman guy:


The S3 Performer of the Year - Voter Predictions for 2014-15

1. Cesaro
2. Daniel Bryan

3. Roman Reigns

4. Bray Wyatt

5. Seth Rollins
6. Brock Lesnar

7. Bobby Roode

8. Paul Heyman

9. Dean Ambrose

10. The Field (mentioned: Kevin Steen, Paige, Sami Zayn)


As you can tell by some of the votes, we've changed the game in a few ways for the new year. With input from you (it is YOUR Standings, after all), here's

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The New & Improved S3:

If you choose to vote in the comments (if you want to vote for anyone who didn't appear on Raw, Impact or Smackdown, you'll have to), you have four "slots". If you place one performer in each, first place is assigned four points for the week, second three, third two and fourth one. Weekly points are assigned to everyone's comment for ranking.

You can list more than one wrestler per slot, either as a tag team or a tie between unrelated workers. If you use all four slots and have people tied in any of them, those performers will split the points assigned to that slot. For instance:

1. Roderick Strong
The Ascension
3. Titus O'Neil
4. Tigre Uno

results in Roddy getting four weekly points, Konnor and Viktor getting a point and a half each (splitting the three points assigned to a second place vote) while Titus gets the two point for third and Tigre Uno receives one point for fourth.

On the other hand, you can assign more points for a tie by having the tie replace one of your other slots, like so:

1. Justin Gabriel
2. The Ascension

Tigre Uno

In this instance, Konnor and Viktor would each receive 2.5 weekly Standings points, as they will split the three points for second and the two points for third.

The poll is counted separately. The performer who receives the most votes gets ten points, second most nine, and so on down to the person who receives the tenth highest vote count earning one weekly point.

The annual list is calculated in a similar fashion. Finishing first in the weekly Standings is worth ten annual points, through tenth being worth one. Ties split the points assigned to the rankings between the number of people tied. So if Michael Bennett, Angelina Love and Aiden English tie for seventh, nine points (four for seventh, three for eighth and two for ninth) will be split three ways.


Hope that makes sense. If not, ask away in the comments. If so, in the words of the man who broke The Streak, "Let's...Do...THIS!?!?"

Refresh your memory with cSs coverage of each show in their respective section: Raw, Main Event, Impact and Smackdown (our Ring of Honor coverage is a little spotty until there are more staff or more hours in the day, but the show's free, so check it out).

Then Vote, and we'll see you next week for the for first results of Season Three!

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