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 Oct. 12 episode of Monday Night Raw, Tuesday’s Impact & AEW Dark, NXT & Dynamite from Weds., Oct. 14, SmackDown & 205 Live on Friday, New Japan’s G1 Climax shows, UWN Primetime Live, ROH TV, and any other televised or internet streaming wrestling that aired from Oct. 11 - 17, 2020.
Make YOUR mark, smarks!
- TakeOvers usually dominate the top ten, and NXT’s PPV did take four spots. But even with some (maybe all) of those names, they fit the theme of this particular edition of The S3. Which was...
- Wrestlers many fans feel have been under utilized. From RETRIBUTION’s leader to the Time-Splitting Super-Junior’s new attitude to the singles push for New Day’s meaty man to a former champion’s return from a potentially career-ending injury to both sides of the NXT title fight getting a chance to remind everyone what they can do in the ring to The Fiend’s new friend reminding us she’s one of wrestling’s best actors... there was a “finally!” vibe to these Standings.
- Of course, properly utilized performers were represented, too. Notably, two of AEW’s top stars and WWE’s biggest one.
The S3: 2020 - 21, Week 27
1. Mustafa Ali
3. Big E
4. Cody Rhodes
5. Ember Moon
6. Roman Reigns
7. Finn Bálor
8. Chris Jericho
9. Alexa Bliss
10. Kyle O’Reilly
Points in our weekly Standings determine our annual list - full details on rules and scoring HERE.
Where the Universal champ continues his climb by passing the WWE one...
The S3 Performer of the Year - through the Week ending Oct. 10
1. Sasha Banks - 107.5
2. Asuka - 86
3. Bayley - 75
4. Sonya Deville - 63
5. Roman Reigns - 59
6. Drew McIntyre - 56
7. Io Shirai - 50.5
8. Jon Moxley - 42.5
9. Bray Wyatt - 41.5
10. Keith Lee - 38
Who’s accomplishments are you going to recognize this go ‘round? Let’s find out!