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The S3: Vote for Best Performer of the 2014-15 Season, Week 20

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 - WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV), the August 18th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Tuesday night's Main Event, the Wednesday, August 20th editions of TNA Impact, Thursday's WWE NXT & and ROH TV, and the WWE SmackDown that aired on Friday, August 22nd.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!


Not quite as illustrious as this 22 year old award...


but there's no shame in your fourth weekly S3 win of the 2014-15.

  • More than half of the time Paul Heyman in in the top ten, he wins the week.  That's efficient, as he was in kicking off the go home show for SummerSlam last Monday night.  His client did nearly as well with only one line of dialogue.  But not quite as well as the man who lobbed a return promo at the Advocate.
  • Dean Ambrose wrapped himself as a gift for Seth Rollins and defeated the directionless European who came in tenth for his customary finish near the top of the Standings.
  • Paige mastered the new alternative Divas finisher, the Distraction, and helped Eva Marie earn some ironic Smark votes for her victory over AJ.
  • Meanwhile, in Florida, women were wrestling and Bayley and Sasha Banks delivered a classic that was rewarded with some much deserved love.
  • We may not be as high as WWE is on the Big Dog, but punching Miz is the mush will earn anybody some votes.

The S3: 2014-15, Week 19

1. Paul Heyman
2. Dean Ambrose

3. John Cena
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Paige

6. Bayley
7. Sasha Banks

8. Roman Reigns
9. Eva Marie
10. Cesaro

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

We're long overdue for a FULL accounting of the year-to-date voting, so here it is, all 57 men and women who have placed in a weekly top ten since WrestleMania 30.  It's full of interesting tidbits; I'll let you pick out your favorite.

The most pressing question right now is, can anyone capitalize on Ambrose's upcoming trip to Hollywood to close the gap on the Lunatic Fringe and make a race of this year's annual Standings?

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending August 16



When you're done soaking up all that data, remind yourself about all the happenings from a busy mid-summer week.  Cageside has sections for SummerSlamRawMain EventNXTSmackdownImpact, and ROH...everything you need to educate yourself and VOTE!

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