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From Canada to Japan to the USA, America’s new faces rule our Standings

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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 - EVOLVE 89, the July 10 episode of Monday Night Raw, Tuesday's SmackDown & 205 Live, NXT, Lucha Underground & ROH TV from Wednesday, Thursday's Impact Wrestling, and any other internet streaming wrestling that aired from July 9 - 15, 2017.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

It’s (one of) the New Faces of America, celebrating his win by making faces!

  • The finale of New Japan’s G1 Special was indeed special, with both the men who competed for the IWGP U.S. title finishing atop our Standings.
  • Even before he won the WWE’s red, white and blue belt at Madison Square Garden, a former Bullet Club leader was wow-ing you by earning a shot at that belt. He even helped an Olympian from Minnesota (and briefly Ohio) with whom he’d formed a mutual admiration society back into the S3 for the first time in a long while.
  • Tapping out champions and stalking them down during interview segments on ‘go home’ shows is a good way for Raw’s challengers to impress.
  • Another way is to start the week battling a Stone Pitbull, then end it defending your title against the longest reigning champ in the promotion’s history.
  • You also liked the Smacktaker Skywalker’s fire, and the SmackDown tag champs’ bars.

The S3: 2017 - 18, Week 14

1. Kenny Omega
2. Tomohiro Ishii
3. AJ Styles
4. Sasha Banks
5. Zack Sabre Jr.
6. (tie) Samoa Joe
6. (tie) Chad Gable
8. (tie) Enzo Amore
8. (tie) Jey Uso
8. (tie) Jimmy Uso

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

Where there was a lot of movement in the back half of that top ten, including last year’s winner finally making the list.

The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week Ending July 8

1. Fandango - 58
2. Tyler Breeze - 50.5
3. Roman Reigns - 42
4. Braun Strowman - 36
5. Nikki Cross - 33
6. Samoa Joe - 29.5
7. Jinder Mahal - 29
8. Sasha Banks - 28.5
9. Kenny Omega - 25
10. AJ Styles - 22.5


Jam-packed week, but that’s the norm in 2017. Dig into coverage of EVOLVE, Great Balls of Fire, Raw, Smackdown, 205 Live, NXT, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, Impact and whatever else you managed to stream to your internet-connected devices over the last seven days and give us your best shot.

We’ll take it from there.

Poll

Which performer had the best week, July 9 - 15?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Neville
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Big Cass
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Enzo Amore
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Bray Wyatt
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Cesaro
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Sheamus
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Hardy
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Hardy
    (3 votes)
  • 4%
    Sasha Banks
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Alexa Bliss
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    The Miz
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Braun Strowman
    (17 votes)
  • 5%
    Roman Reigns
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Heath Slater
    (2 votes)
  • 13%
    Samoa Joe
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    Brock Lesnar
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Big Show
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Finn Bálor
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Karl Anderson
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Luke Gallows
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dash Wilder
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Scott Dawson
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dean Ambrose
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Seth Rollins
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Bayley
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Goldust
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Kurt Angle
    (0 votes)
  • 16%
    Paul Heyman
    (67 votes)
  • 0%
    Akira Tozawa
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Cedric Alexander
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    AJ Styles
    (34 votes)
  • 0%
    John Cena
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jinder Mahal
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Xavier Woods
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Natalya
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Tamina
    (1 vote)
  • 14%
    Maria Kanellis
    (59 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Kanellis
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Sami Zayn
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Tyler Breeze
    (6 votes)
  • 15%
    Zack Ryder
    (63 votes)
  • 0%
    Grado
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Joseph Park
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Konnan
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Bobby Lashley
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    ACH
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Gail Kim
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Octagoncito
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Naomichi Marufuji
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Moose
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Ethan Carter III
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Trevor Lee
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Laurel Van Ness
    (1 vote)
404 votes total Vote Now