clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The week when Finn Bálor PWNED Kevin Owens

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 July 6 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Wednesday's ROH TV, Lucha Underground, WWE NXT &TNA ImpactThursday's WWE SmackDown, and whatever other internet streaming wrestling that aired from July 5 - 11.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

The S3 reign of Kevin Owens (including the "Zoo Enthusiast" phase), his NXT undefeated streak and his NXT title run were all ended last week...

  • Our one and two spots are fairly self-explanatory, as are three and four, where two men battled like warriors in a match set-up by and ended by KO, whose fingerprints are all over the week even when he can't win it outright.
  • The new TNA champ waged a successful campaign. Now we just have to hope he isn't impeached by the invading (Global) force.
  • Even a line that could have won an AVN award didn't stop The Beast Incarnate's rampage across The New Day from landing with you Smarks.
  • Benefiting from being as prominently placed as the watches and cars he was promoting on Raw, the WWE champ finished well despite not earning an extra appearance on WWE Network.
  • Somebody was teleporting all around The Temple, collecting your votes and intimidating anyone who might face Mil Muertes at Ultima Lucha.
  • Three guys tied for ninth by reminding us why they're relevant...two with a hot match in Tokyo, and one with his most focused feud in quite some time.

The S3: 2015-16, Week 14

1. Finn Bálor
2. Kevin Owens

3. Cesaro
4. John Cena
5. Ethan Carter III

6. Brock Lesnar
7. Seth Rollins

8. Catrina
9. (tie) Neville
9. (tie) Chris Jericho
9. (tie) Bray Wyatt

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

Despite no winning the week for the first time this year, Owens pushed in front of a man who often exits The S3 as soon as he's not feuding with Rollins. At the back end of the Annual list, Lesnar muscled into a tie with the King of the Ring, and knocked the only female who's been on the list down to 11.

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending July 4

1. Seth Rollins - 78.5 points
2. John Cena - 73

3. Kevin Owens - 69

4. Dean Ambrose - 62.5

5. Neville - 54.5
6. Roman Reigns - 34

7. Sheamus - 20

8. Kane  - 18

9. (tie) Brock Lesnar - 17

9. (tie) King Barrett - 17


Who will PWN who this week? Check out what went down on RawImpactLucha UndergoundNXTSmackdownROH (and don't sleep on New Japan's Dominion show, covered by FanPoster extraordinaire Kyle_Da'Costa) and let us know what you think, Cagesiders!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats