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Goldberg needs less than two minutes to earn Smark support

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 Nov. 28 episode of Monday Night Raw, Tuesday's SmackDown Live & 205 Live, Wednesday's Lucha Underground, WWE NXT ROH TV, Thursday's TNA Impact, Ring of Honor's Final Battle pay-per-view (PPV) and any other internet streaming wrestling that aired from Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2016.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

This is fitting...

Vince should try to get the rights and re-release that bad boy.


Having some connectivity issues this week and am running short on time, but you don't need my "analysis" to look at the Standings from Nov. 20 - 26 and say "Survivor Series".

A WWE PPV which gave a number of guys a chance to shine led to a lot of people earning votes. Brock Lesnar's kryptonite pulled away to a comfortable win, but there wasn't a a huge spread between the man who got the pin in the men's elimination match and the lunatic who almost cost Team Blue that bout (but who did help his Chinless buddy get a contract a couple days later).

Similarly, a group of wrestlers just behind Geno's favorite male sports entertainer were a point or less away from finishing in the top ten, including the SmackDown Women's title feud and the winner of PWX X16.

Long story short... when wrestling is good the S3 is super-competitive, and lately the S3 has been super-competitive.

The S3: 2016-17, Week 34

1. Goldberg
2. Bray Wyatt
3. AJ Styles
4. Randy Orton
5. James Ellsworth
6. Chris Jericho
7. Kevin Owens
8. Dean Ambrose
9. Dante Fox
10. Braun Strowman

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

Quite a few folks padded their totals without changing position, and somebody JUST MADE THE LIST!

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending Nov. 26

1. AJ Styles - 216
2. Dean Ambrose - 133
3. Kevin Owens - 105
4. The Miz - 72
5. Seth Rollins - 68
6. Sasha Banks - 75.5
7. Cesaro - 63.5
8. Becky Lynch - 67
9. Roman Reigns - 56
10. (tie) Chris Jericho - 54.5
10. (tie) Matt Hardy - 54.5


Plenty of goodness to consider for this week's vote, too. Raw, Smackdown, 205 LiveLucha Underground, NXTImpact and Final Battle - plus whatever Alex Greenfield's favorite chronicler of the indies has turned you on to lately... go ahead and split your ballot ten ways. I'm a glutton for punishment. And I'll see you here next Sunday.

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