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The ninth year of our weekly fan vote for favorite wrestling performance starts here!

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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 normally have the outcome of last week's voting, the results of which make up our annual competition for Performer of the Year. This being the first week of a new WrestleMania-to-WrestleMania “season”, things are a little different, but we still need your vote.

Remember, the Standings are for the previous week's nationally televised and internet streaming pro wrestling shows - the April 6 episode of Monday Night Raw, Tuesday’s Impact & AEW Dark, Dynamite & NXT from Weds., April 8, SmackDown on Friday, this week’s MLW Fusion & ROH TV, and any other televised or internet streaming wrestling that aired from April 6 - April 11 2020.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

We'd usually have last week's results here, but as those votes ended our eighth season, you can find out how everything wrapped up in our year-end extravaganza here. As a bonus year-end wrap, Cagesider Dan F had a go at some charts and graphs for last year. Check ‘em out!

That post also asked for predictions on the 2019-20, WrestleMania 36 - WrestleMania 37 season. And, if the results were any indication, The Man will make a run at a three-peat, but come up short to The Fiend she just outlasted to repeat! We’ll see how this holds up as the year goes on and folks take loses, lose titles, etc, etc.

The S3 Performer of the Year - Voter Predictions for 2020-21

1. Bray Wyatt
2. Becky Lynch
3. Drew McIntyre
4. Jon Moxley
5. Keith Lee
6. Velveteen Dream
7. Hangman Page
8. Chris Jericho
9. Kevin Owens
10. Adam Cole


The other thing we addressed in the season eight wrap was a possible procedural change. The community has spoken, and by majority vote we will be changing a rule for the first time. It’s reflected here in this updated rundown of the how and why of our little fan vote...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The S3:

Performers who play a significant role on a nationally televised wrestling show available in at least 50 million United States homes, or on a televised pay-per-view (PPV)/WWE Network special, will get entries in our click-vote poll.

If you want to vote for someone who didn't appear on Raw or SmackDown, and/or if would like to either recognize more performers or have a greater impact on the Standings, you should log in and vote in the comments.

Voting both via the poll and a comment is not only allowed, but encouraged. If you want to really influence the S3, and have a lot more flexibility with your ballot, you’ve really got to comment.

In a comment vote, you have four "slots". If you place one performer in each, first place is assigned 4 points for the week, second 3, third 2 and fourth 1. Weekly points are assigned to everyone's comment for ranking.

You can list more than one wrestler per slot, either as a tag team or a tie between unrelated workers. If you have people tied in any one slot, those performers will split the points assigned to that slot. For instance:

1. Shawn Spears
2. Grizzled Young Veterans
3. Nick Aldis
4. Mojo Rawley

results in AEW’s good hand getting 4 weekly points, Zack Gibson & James Drake getting 1.5 each (splitting the 3 points assigned to a second place vote), while the NWA Worlds champ gets 2 points for third, and the former 24/7 champ receives 1 for fourth.

On the other hand, you can assign more points for a tie by having the tie replace one of your other slots, like so:

1. Shawn Spears
2. Grizzled Young Veterans
4. Nick Aldis

In this instance, Liverpool’s #1 and his running buddy each receive 2.5 weekly Standings points, as they will split the 3 points for second and the 2 points for third. The National Treasure then gets 1 for fourth.

Unlike in past years, we will no longer award the points associated with multiple slots to a single wrestler. If your ballot looks like this:

1 - 4 Shawn Spears

Tully’s client will still only receive the four points for first place. The remaining points for that ballot will not be awarded to anyone.

The poll is counted separately. The performer who receives the most votes gets 10 points, second most 9, and so on down to the person who receives the tenth highest vote count earning 1 weekly point. Doesn’t matter if the winner gets 6,000 votes in the poll, he or she only gets 10 points from it. This is because the poll is prone to trolling and not that hard to game... but mostly because we want you to join the conversation in the comments!

The annual list is calculated in a similar fashion. Finishing first in the weekly Standings is worth 10 annual points, through tenth being worth 1. Ties split the points assigned to the rankings between the number of people tied. So if one week, Britt Baker, Tetsuya Naito, and Cameron Grimes tie for seventh, they each get 3 points - the 4 for seventh, 3 for eighth and 2 for ninth split three ways.


Hope that makes sense. If not, ask away in the comments.

Refresh your memory with cSs coverage of each show in their respective section. We’ve got them for Raw, NXT, SmackDown, AEW, MLW, and Impact.

Then vote, and we'll see you next week for the first results of Season Nine!

Poll

Which performer had the best week, April 6 - 11?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Asuka
    (16 votes)
  • 8%
    Becky Lynch
    (31 votes)
  • 0%
    Angelo Dawkins
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Montez Ford
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Bianca Belair
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Aleister Black
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Cedric Alexander
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ricochet
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Kevin Owens
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Seth Rollins
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Nia Jax
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Humberto Carrillo
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Drew McIntyre
    (38 votes)
  • 0%
    Big Show
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Io Shirai
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Malcolm Bivens
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Rinku
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Saurav
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Adam Cole
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Charlotte Flair
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Tommaso Ciampa
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    Johnny Gargano
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    Candice LeRae
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Jake Roberts
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Lance Archer
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Hikaru Shida
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    Chuck Taylor
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Trent Beretta
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Brodie Lee
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Matt Hardy
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Cody Rhodes
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Braun Strowman
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Alexa Bliss
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Nikki Cross
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Elias
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Dolph Ziggler
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Sonya Deville
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    The Miz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    John Morrison
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Steve Cutler
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Wesley Blake
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Bayley
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Sasha Banks
    (26 votes)
  • 0%
    Sheamus
    (1 vote)
  • 20%
    Bray Wyatt
    (72 votes)
355 votes total Vote Now