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The S3: Vote for Best Performer of the 2014-15 Season, Week 5

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.

We also 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 - starting with WWE's Extreme Rules special event, the May 5th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw,Tuesday night's Main Event, the Thursday, May 8th editions of TNA Impact, WWE NXT and ROH TV, the WWE SmackDown that aired on May 9th and Ring of Honor's Global Wars internet pay-per-view (iPPV).

Make YOUR mark, smarks!


Wow, those GIFs are useful...


Winning the S3 was a small feat for THE MASTER OF MAGNETISM!

  • It was actually one of closest votes ever, with Damien's cosplay edging the leader of the children's choir by one and a half Standings points.
  • Roman Reigns may win the App votes, and Seth Rollins is currently the general IWC darling of the three, but S3 Voters love them some crazy.
  • Bobby Roode won a pay-per-view (PPV) match and may have turned face in the same week.  TNA champ Eric Young had to win two title matches to get back on the list.
  • Just winning the tournament for the right to challenge for the Intercontinental title was enough to get Bad News in the top ten - what will next week hold?
  • Paige has the most widespread support of any Diva in S3 history.  As for the other woman on the list, who had The Boss in the "first NXT talent to make a weekly S3" pool?  Anyone?
  • Heyman is over the top in his annoying villainy and that keeps him in the votes.  Meanwhile, The Show Off got the rub from working with the guy pretending to be a comic book villain.

The S3: 2014-15, Week 4

1. Damien Sandow
2. Bray Wyatt

3. Dean Ambrose
4. Bobby Roode
5. Paige

6. Bad News Barrett
7. Eric Young

8. Sasha Banks
9. Paul Heyman
10. Dolph Ziggler

Points in our weekly Standings determine our annual list - full details on rules and scoring HERE.

Ambrose and Paige move toward the top, as the baseline is set in the double digits for entry into the annual race.

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending May 3

1. Paul Heyman - 28 points
2. Dean Ambrose - 26

3. Paige - 23

4. Cesaro - 20

5. Roman Reigns - 19
6. (tie) Bobby Roode - 15

6. (tie) Bray Wyatt - 15

8. Bad News Barrett - 12

9. (tie) Damien Sandow - 10

9. (tie) Eric Young - 10


A busy week to consider, starting with Extreme Rules 2014, and then moving into the usual shows (RawMain EventNXTSmackdown, and Impact).  And we'll find out if a big streaming show can help the new kid on the S3 block, Ring of Honor, make some noise.

Now, make some noise of your own with your votes!

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