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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 -  the March 16th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Lucha Underground & WWE NXT from Wednesday the 18th, Thursday's free web release of ROH TV and WWE SmackDown on SyFy, and the TNA Impact Wrestling that aired on Friday, March 20th.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!


I don't know about you all, but I wouldn't put it past last week's winner to have hatched a scheme to win The S3 a long, long time ago...

...did Paul E. lull Mean Mark into a sense of complacency, setting up Brock Lesnar to conquer Undertaker's Streak in 2014 so his advocate could cut promos in his absence? Probably not, but  who's to say for certain?

  • Good week for those who interacted with props, as Heyman wowed us by responding to a video with a series of bad microphones, and The Eater of Worlds had a nice showing thanks to his work with an urn, a rocking chair and the production department.
  • The Viper's long con didn't quite win him the week, but it at least he got to beat the man in fifth place from pillar to post.
  • Mr. Money in the Bank's former brothers continue to trail behind, at least in these parts, with The Lunatic Fringe a couple of spots behind for his work in the IC title scramble. The only other guy from that program to cause a ripple tied for tenth along with the man once known as the Powerhouse of the Hounds of Justice.
  • Also in the three way tie at tenth is one of our record breaking three Japanese wrestlers to place last week. The runner-up in the 2015 New Japan Cup tournament actually finished two spots behind the man he beat in the semi-finals. In between them, the former KENTA was honored for his part of a strong NXT main event with the Gorgeous third place finish

The S3: 2014-15, Week 49

1. Paul Heyman
2. Randy Orton

3. Tyler Breeze
4. Bray Wyatt
5. Seth Rollins

6. Ethan Carter III
7. Dean Ambrose

8. Katsuyori Shibata
9. Hideo Itami
10. (tie) Daniel Bryan
10. (tie) Hirooki Goto
10. (tie) Roman Reigns

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

No movement in the Annual ten, and our hope for a photo finish is almost statistically dead.

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending March 14

1. Seth Rollins - 286 points
2. Dean Ambrose - 266.5

3. Cesaro - 138.25

4. Tyson Kidd - 135.5

5. Paul Heyman - 123.5
6. Dolph Ziggler - 113.33

7. Paige - 89

8. Damien Sandow - 78.5

9. Roman Reigns - 77.33

10. Bobby Roode - 74.83


Only two more votes after this one will decide YOUR third annual Standings. Give a Vote of this magnitude the attention it deserves and do your research with our sections on RawImpactLucha UndergoundNXTSmackdown, and ROH.

See you next week for the double bill of week 51 and WrestleMania!

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