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Kevin Owens takes down AJ Styles, is coming for the Roman Empire

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 Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV),  the May 23 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Tuesday's TNA ImpactWednesday's Lucha Underground, WWE NXT and ROH TV,  Thursday's SmackDown, New Japan's Best of the Super Juniors tournament, and any other internet streaming wrestling that aired from May 22 - 28, 2016.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

First he bumped AJ from atop the S3 (and the MitB ladder match), next...

  • Well, KO didn't take him too far down, since the Phenomenal One still hasn't finished lower than second this year. Will his hot streak continue as he exits the main event?
  • Machka-ing his way through the Lucha Dragons impressed, and the champ continues to either pop you Smarks - or, at least, piss you off in the right way.
  • The 5-5-9 is representing very consistently for LU this season, while the Hugster earns respect for delivering in a loss.
  • Sneaking in under the deadline for last week's vote, the BOSJ was represented by the Saturday kickoff's standout match.
  • Having a signature match with its own theme song helped the Lunatic Fringe pick up a couple points, while the Prizefighter's arch-enemy is just too likeable to not earn a few votes.

The S3: 2016-17, Week 7

1. Kevin Owens
2. AJ Styles
3. Rusev
4. Roman Reigns
5. Cage
6. Bayley
7. (tie) KUSHIDA

7. (tie) Kyle O'Reilly
9. Dean Ambrose
10. Sami Zayn

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

Romey and Kev consistently picking up points to keep things interesting, and the usual flurry of movement that comes with this time of the year in the bottom half of the yearly top ten.

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending May 21

1. AJ Styles - 68 points
2. Kevin Owens - 40 
3. Cesaro - 30.5
4. Roman Reigns - 31
5. Cage - 18
6. Enzo Amore - 17.5
7. (tie) Dean Ambrose - 17
7. (tie) Colin Cassady - 17
9. Sami Zayn - 15.5
10. Rusev - 12


Spend you holiday weekend (or, for non-Americans, regular Sunday) catching up on a week's worth of coverage of Raw, Impact, NXT, SmackdownLucha UndergroundNew JapanEVOLVE, and ROH, then let us know what moved you.

We'll see you back here in seven days with the results, and another chance to vote!

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