Average voting score (most notably abbreviated avs in lower-case letters) is an e-wrestling voting system used to distribute points for a promo written by a handler for his e-wrestler. The system of voting is used for all e-federations who employ the Promo and Voting method of roleplay. It was designed and implemented by the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance (PWA), the predecessor of what today is Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW). Other related e-federations have also implemented the method, such as Full Metal Wrestling (FMW), Vendetta Championship Wrestling (VCW), and World Wildzone Wrestling (3W).
Average voting score aims to reward the writer for outstanding work for his/her promo in a match. To determine the winner of a match, the avs is combined with the average promo score (aps). The best combination of the two scores will determine the winner of the roleplay's match.
- See also: Promo and Voting
The process begins when the head writer of a brand will post the "Promo and Voting thread" (P&V) along with a "Trash Talking Thread". Here, e-wrestlers will see the posted card and will be matched against an opponent (or opponents if it is a multi-man match such as a Triple Threat match). Also, he or she may tag team with another e-wrestler or e-wrestlers to face an opposing team of e-wrestlers.
The individuals are asked to write a promo if they have a match in that card's P&V thread. Typically, e-wrestlers have six days to post his or her promo during the "Promo Only" period, which eventually expires on a dated deadline at midnight Pacific time.
After the "Promo Only" deadline expires, then participants may begin to vote during the "Promo and Voting" period, which will last for two days (sometime three days if an extension is given). To accomodate to out of character real-life obligations, e-wrestlers can still promo during this time.
Each vote gives a participant a 0.1 point for their match score, creating the average vote score (or avs). Votes are subjective to the participant making the vote. It is often encouraged that casted votes are directed toward whom is believed to have the better promo, however it may also be influenced by tag team/stable association or out-of-character friendship. Nevertheless, the vote is completely subjective to the voter.
Once the P&V expires, the brand's staff will then judge a score for the promo written by the e-wrestler's handler. The avs is added to the average promo score to determine the winner of the roleplay's match.