Wednesday, 1 March 2017

'No' Backed In Betfair's Shaq Special

It appears as though Betfair.com customers have given up hope that the Shaquille O'Neal versus Big Show will take place at WrestleMania 33.

In a post published yesterday, I noted that the betting firm has republished a market where clients could wager on Shaquille O'Neal taking part in an official match at WrestleMania 33. This market was published in the spring of 2016, but was taken down in mid-August after Big Show told TMZ that the match was confirmed.

As I've written about extensively over the past few days, the match appears to be in serious doubt.

The betting has now evidently sided with the 'No'.


It was 1/2 yesterday evening, but has now been snipped to 4/9 while the 'Yes' has drifted out to 13/8 from 6/4.

Betfair's WrestleMania 33 markets are found under 'Special Bets' on the Betfair Website.

Coral's Andre Battle Royal Odds For WrestleMania 33

The oddsmakers at Coral.co.uk published a betting market for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal over the weekend.

They've installed Braun Strowman as a favourite to overcome the competition and win the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy.

You can view all the prices - as of the time of publishing - by clicking on the image below.


The battle royal is expected to take place at WrestleMania 33 on April 2nd. The market can be found under 'TV Specials' on the Coral Website.

Latest FastLane 2017 Price Moves At Paddy Power

PaddyPower.com released a batch of WWE FastLane 2017 betting markets yesterday morning and it didn't take long before the customers landed on a few of the selections. I have just had another look through the odds and made note of a few more changes.

Date/Time
Swann/Tozawa
Kendrick/Dar
28/2 9:30am
8/13
6/5
1pm
8/13
6/5
1/3 11am
4/9
13/8

Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa have moved in from 8/13 to 4/9 in the market for the pre-show match. Their opponents, Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar, have moved out from 6/5 to 13/8.

Date/Time
Charlotte
Bayley
28/2 9:30am
8/11
EVS
1pm
1/5
3/1
1/3 11am
1/8
9/2

The customers have continued to bet on Charlotte to get a win against WWE Raw Women's Champion, Bayley. The former champion's odds have shortened from 1/5 to 1/8 between yesterday afternoon and this morning while Bayley has leapt out to 3/1 from 9/2. 

Date/Time
Nia Jax
Sasha Banks
28/2 9:30am
4/6
11/10
1pm
EVS
8/11
1/3 11am
6/4
1/2

Sasaha Banks' odds to pick up a win against Nia Jax have dropped further. After opening as an outsider, Banks is now 1/2 while Jax has moved to 6/4.

Date/Time
Gallows/Anderson
Enzo/Cass
28/2 9:30am
4/9
13/8
1pm
4/9
13/8
1/3 11am
4/11
15/8

Despite not moving in the early stages of betting, the team of Gallows and Anderson have now been backed from 4/9 into 4/11. As a result, the challengers to the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship have drifted out from 13/8 to 15/8.

Date/Time
Roman Reigns
Braun Strowman
28/2 9:30am
4/11
15/8
1pm
4/11
15/8
1/3 11am
4/9
13/8

Another market that hadn't moved between yesterday morning and the early afternoon was the one for the grudge match that will see Roman Reigns take on Braun Strowman. The clients appear to have sided with Braun Strowman as his numbers have shortened from 15/8 to 13/8. I noted in the most recent post that the 5Dimes oddsmakers had also snipped Strowman's odds as they moved from +145 to +110 overnight.

The remaining markets remain as they were yesterday afternoon.

3 FastLane Odds Notes

I had a look through the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE FastLane 2017 betting odds this morning to see whether there were differences between today and last night. I noticed three markets where there was evident signs of change.

Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann's price to win in the pre-show match has moved in from -195 to -215 while Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar have moved out from +155 to +165.

Nia Jax remains an outsider to win her match against Sasha Banks. However, her price has dipped from +170 into +150. A winning bet on Banks will now pay out at -190. Had you placed your bet last night, you would have had to take -230.

The final selection that has seen customers back overnight is Braun Strowman. His price has been lowered from +145 into +110. Roman Reigns backers can now find The Big Dog at -150 which is a mild improvement from yesterday's -185.

Check out last night's post to find the odds for the other matches.

Prices correct as of this morning. The latest can be found on The 5Dimes Website.

Leave Your FastLane 2017 In-Play Requests For William Hill Here

Originally published on February 26th.

The oddsmakers at WilliamHill.com will publish in-play specials on the night of WWE FastLane 2017 and this is your opportunity to get your ideas/suggestions considered.

You can leave your suggestions for prop bets and specials in the comments section below. A member of William Hill staff will look over them and, if they can price them up, your suggestion will be live on-site on the night of the show.

There are some things that cannot be considered. They are:

- Male-on-women violence
- Wrestlers bleeding or real injuries occurring during the event
- The placement of matches on the card (ie asking for certain matches to be the main event etc)
- Things that are said by audience members/wrestlers/commentators
- Pyrotechnic or other production malfunctions

If you'd like to suggest certain wrestlers appearing, please be aware that the individual has to enter the ring for bets to be classed as winners.
Also, all specials apply to the main show only. Pre-show does not count.

I'll leave one suggestion in the first comment just to get the ball rolling...

When they're available, you'll be able to view William Hill's FastLane odds ON THIS PAGE.

New customers can join through this link or in the banner below:

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

5Dimes' FastLane 2017 Odds For Tuesday Night

It has been a few hours since the 5Dimes Sportsbook added more WWE FastLane 2017 match markets to its betting board, so have returned to see where the customers have been wagering since then.

The favourites have seen action in all of the newly-added markets.

The punters have backed Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa to win the pre-show tag team match. Their odds have shortened from -160 to -195. As a result, Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar have moved out from +120 to +155.

Samoa Joe's odds have descended from -1,750 to -2,000 for his battle against Sami Zayn. A winning bet on Zayn will now pay out at +1,000. He had been +850.

Sasha Banks' price has moved in from -175 to -230 while Nia Jax has moved up to +170 from +135.

Former WWE Raw Women's Champion, Charlotte Flair, is another favourite to see action. Her price has moved in from -900 to -1,750. The current titleholder, Bayley, has jumped out from +500 to +850.

Raw Tag Team Champions, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, have moved in from 215 to -300 as Big Cass and Enzo Amore have gone from +165 to +220.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville, is now -460. Had you bet earlier, you could have had him at -420. Jack Gallagher moved from +300 to +320.

Roman Reigns' price has shortened from -150 to -185 in the match market for his bout against Braun Strowman. If you want to bet on Strowman, then you can find him out at +145. His previous price was +110 so he's on the drift.

The main event remains as it was earlier with Bill Goldberg at -1,350 and Kevin Owens +650.

I'll have another look through the prices tomorrow morning.

Prices correct as of 11pm GMT. The markets are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com.

Buy One WWE Tee, Get Another For $1

The WWE Shop has extended its 'Buy One Tee, Get One For $1' offer until later on tonight. There's no code needed as the discount will be applied to the eligible shirt.


5Dimes Publishes More FastLane 2017 Markets

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has now published the rest of the match markets for this weekend's WWE FastLane 2017 pay-per-view.

In this post, I'll run through all the matches and share the early odds.

Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa are -160 favourites to get a win on the pre-show against The Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar (+120).

Sasha Banks is -175 in the market for her bout against Nia Jax. A winning bet on the heel will pay out at +135.

Samoa Joe is -1,750 against Sami Zayn (+850). Joe is the shortest priced favourite on the board.

WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Gallows and Anderson, are -215 faves for their title defence against the team of Big Cass and Enzo Amore. The challengers are out at +165.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville, is -420 to successfully retain his championship against Jack Gallagher (+300).

Bayley is +500 in the WWE Raw Women's Championship market. Former titleholder, Charlotte Flair, is a -900 favourite to be awarded the victory.

Roman Reigns is -150 to defeat Braun Strowman in their grudge match. The oddsmakers have given Strowman +110.

The main event market, which has been available since the weekend, is still showing the same prices as earlier this evening. Bill Goldberg is a short -1,350 to defeat WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens who is out at +650.

Odds correct as of 7:50pm GMT. The latest can be found on the 5Dimes Website.

Bet at 5dimes

Betfair Reinstall Shaq Market

With the evident doubt over Shaquille O'Neal .vs. Big Show taking place at WrestleMania 33, the oddsmakers at Betfair.com have republished a market where customers can wager on Shaq taking part in an official match on the April 2nd card.

The market was taken down in August after Big Show 'confirmed' that the match would take place at WrestleMania 33.

Doubt in the meeting taking place started to surface late last week when WWE.com published an interview with Big Show where Show suggested that O'Neal didn't seem commited to preparing for an encounter. Earlier today, I published a post noting that Shaq reacted to the rumours by stating that it wasn't his fault that the match was up in the air.

As for the market - the 'Yes' option is currently priced 6/4. Those of you looking to back the 'No' can find it at 1/2.

In August, the market closed with 'Yes' at 8/11 and 'No' out at EVENS.

It can be found alongside other WWE WrestleMania 33 specials on the 'Special Bets' section of the Betfair Website.

Goldberg's FastLane Odds Drop Again

5Dimes customers have piled in on Bill Goldberg winning the WWE Universal Championship match at this Sunday's FastLane pay-per-view.

The challenger was -900 earlier today, but has now moved into -1,350.

As a result of the change, Kevin Owens has moved out from +500 to +650.

Odds correct as of 6:30pm GMT and taken from the 5Dimes Website.

Paddy Power Customers' Early FastLane Moves

There have been a few notable price changes in the WWE FastLane 2017 betting markets that were published earlier today by PaddyPower.com.

Date/Time
Samoa Joe
Sami Zayn
28/2 9:30am
1/2
6/4
1pm
1/10
5/1

As you can see in the table, Samoa Joe has been backed from 1/2 into 1/10 while Sami Zayn has shot out from 6/4 into 5/1.

With this being Joe's main roster pay-per-view debut, I think the punters have opted to take the right side in this encounter.

Date/Time
Charlotte
Bayley
28/2 9:30am
8/11
EVS
1pm
1/5
3/1

Charlotte has fallen from 8/11 into 1/5 to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship match against Bayley. 

The company has made a point of Charlotte being 16-0 in matches where the title is at stake. Add in the potential of Sasha Banks costing Bayley the match, and you can understand why the customers have sided with the former titleholder.

Date/Time
Nia Jax
Sasha Banks
28/2 9:30am
4/6
11/10
1pm
EVS
8/11

On the subject of Sasha Banks, there has been a flip in this market as Banks is now the favourite to get a decision over Nia Jax.

The markets can be found on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

More About Shaq/Show

I spent a few minutes listening to Shaquille O'Neal's podcast last night after I was alerted to the fact that he talked about the situation between he, Big Show and WWE on it.

Listening to it, I get the feeling that the match is definitely off.

O'Neal did not completely rule out the match, but he did go so far as to state that what ever has gone with his team and WWE is not his fault and that a match between he and Big Show is not looking likely. Or, in his words, 'not looking good.'

This doesn't come across as an angle or promotion at all.

We've seen Big Show and WWE.com using their platform to subtley throw shade at O'Neal and now O'Neal has been forced to defend himself by stating that the match is unlikely to happen and that he isn't at fault for it not happening.

In my opinion, there must have been some sort of hold up during the negotiations. I obviously don't know which side is to blame, but Shaq appears to be suggest that it's on WWE's end.

Latest FastLane 2017 Odds From 5Dimes

It's business as usual at 5Dimes.com when it comes to its WWE Fast Lane 2017 betting market.

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The prices are still the same as they were when I checked in last night before Raw.

Paddy Power Install More FastLane 2017 Match Markets

PaddyPower.com has added more WWE Fast Lane 2017 match markets to its WWE Betting Page.

Customers can now wager on all of the matches scheduled to take place on Sunday. They include the pre-show match right up to the main event that has been on the board since the start of this month.

Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa are 8/13 favourites to get a result against Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar on the Kick-Off. A winning bet on the latter will pay out at odds of 6/5.

Samoa Joe is 1/2 to defeat Sami Zayn (6/4).

Sasha Banks is 11/10 against Nia Jax (4/6).

Braun Strowman has been installed as a 15/8 outsider for his bout against Roman Reigns. The Big Dog is 4/11. The traders have added a prop bet for this match where they're offering 1/2 on The Undertaker making an appearance during the bout. Many people are predicting that Taker will show up at FastLane to set up his match against Reigns at WrestleMania, but I think they'll do something on an episode of Raw, so am not going to place the bet. (Note: The prop has been placed under the Universal Championship market by accident, so check there if it still hasn't been corrected by the time you're reading this).

WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Anderson and Gallows are 4/9 to get a decision in their defence against Big Cass and Enzo Amore. The challengers are out at 13/8.

Cruiserweight Champion, Neville, is a short 2/9 to retain with a win over Jack Gallagher (11/4).

Bayley is EVENS to go over Charlotte (8/11) in the WWE Raw Women's Championship match.

As noted, the Universal Championship market has been available to customers ever since the bout was announced on TV. Kevin Owens is 6/1 and Bill Goldberg is 1/14 at the time of publishing.

Monday, 27 February 2017

5Dimes' FastLane 2017 Odds For Monday Night

Here are the WWE FastLane main event odds from 5Dimes.com.

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Still the same as earlier today. Goldberg is a -900 favourite to win the match.

I'll have another look through the prices tomorrow once I've watched Raw.

Bet at 5dimes

Paddy Power Customers Continue To Back Goldberg

Bill Goldberg's odds to win the WWE FastLame main event have continued to shorten over at Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

When I checked in earlier today, I noticed that the Universal Championship challenger had moved in from 1/6 to 1/8. The selection is now down to 1/14.

The move sees Kevin Owens' price move out to 6/1. This is the second-best price he has been available since the market was first published in early February.

Date/Time
Bill Goldberg
Kevin Owens
7/2 2pm
1/12
11/2
9/2 3:30pm
1/5
3/1
13/2 3pm
1/18
7/1
14/2 3pm
1/8
9/2
17/2 11pm
1/8
9/2
19/2
1/8
9/2
22/2 12:35pm
1/7
4/1
24/2 8pm
1/6
7/2
27/2 10am
1/8
9/2
10:30pm
1/14
6/1

As you can see above, the customers had been wagering on Owens during certain periods. However, the edge has now landed back in favour of Goldberg.

Beth Phoenix To Be Inducted Into WWE's Hall Of Fame

WWE has announced that Beth Phoenix will be inducted into its Hall of Fame.


This is obviously good news for those of you who have backed her to make an appearance at WrestleMania 33.

WWE tends to introduce Hall of Fame classes in a mini celebration during the WrestleMania broadcasts, so this more or less confirms that Phoenix will make a live in-house appearance during the event.

Betfair.com added the former wrestler to its WrestleMania market last Tuesday. She was 3/2 to show up at WrestleMania. Her price was cut to 2/5 within a day.

Phoenix still appears on Paddy Power's Appearance market. However, for these bets to be struck as winners, the celebrity has to be 'in ring' during the broadcast. I don't think there is a chance of this selection being a winner as it's rare for inductees to go beyond the stage and make it to the ring, but - for what it's worth - her price is 4/9.

Goldberg Now -900 To Win At WWE FastLane 2017

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has now moved Bill Goldberg into a -900 favourite to win the WWE Universal Championship match at this Sunday's FastLane pay-per-view.

When I checked in this morning, I noted that the challenger to Kevin Owens' title, was -675 despite the Sunday night wagers appearing to land on Owens.

As a result of this change, the tutleholder has moved out from +425 to +500.


Odds correct as of 4pm GMT. The latest can be found on the 5Dimes Website.

Goldberg's FastLane 2017 Odds Shorten At Paddy Power

Bill Goldberg is back to being a 1/8 favourite to win this Sunday's main event at WWE FastLane 2017 in the match market that's available at PaddyPower.com.

When I last checked in on Friday night, the challenger to Kevin Owens' Universal Championship was a 1/6 favourite. Customers had been wagering on Owens for most of the time that the market had been available, so they're now back to siding with the favourite.

Kevin Owens has now moved out from 7/2 to 9/2.

Date/Time
Bill Goldberg
Kevin Owens
7/2 2pm
1/12
11/2
9/2 3:30pm
1/5
3/1
13/2 3pm
1/18
7/1
14/2 3pm
1/8
9/2
17/2 11pm
1/8
9/2
19/2
1/8
9/2
22/2 12:35pm
1/7
4/1
24/2 8pm
1/6
7/2
27/2 10am
1/8
9/2

FastLane 2017 odds can be found on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

Latest WrestleMania 33 Champion Pricing Notes

Here are some notes on the WrestleMania Champion Specials that are available from Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
This market has had some movement. I guess this is mainly because of how the plans have evidently been changed following the decision to relieve Naomi of the title and put the belt back in Alexa Bliss' hands.
Becky Lynch has moved into EVENS from 11/10, so it appears that the sportsbook customers are hoping that the Irish Lasskicker is champ by the end of WrestleMania 33.
Lynch isn't the only name to see action, however. Tamina's odds have also continued to fall. She was 12/1 a couple of days ago and is now down to 8s.
As a result of the two names' prices being cut, Mickie James has been moved out from 2/1 to 5/2 and Carmella has increased from 7/1 to 8/1.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Jack Gallagher - who will challenge for the title at Fast Lane - has moved in from 7/2 to 17/10. This is an interesting drop as I strongly believe Neville will retain on Sunday.
With Gallagher's price shortening, Austin Aries has drifted from 8/13 to 4/6.
Neville remains an 11/10 second-favourite.

Owens' Odds Dip In FastLane Betting At 5Dimes

There appears to have been slight wagering on Kevin Owens to win the WWE FastLane 2017 main event in a market that's available at 5Dimes.com.

When I checked in with the odds last night, the current WWE Universal Champion was out at +450 while his challenger, Bill Goldberg, was a -750 favourite.


As the image shows, Owens' odds have now dipped to +425 and Goldberg's have moved up to -675.

Odds correct as of 8:30am GMT. View the latest on the 5Dimes Website.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Goldberg Moves To -750 In FastLane 2017 Betting

Bill Goldberg's odds to defeat Kevin Owens at WWE Fast Lane have shortened at 5Dimes.com.

As of the time of writing, customers can find the WWE Universal Championship challenger as a -750 favourite while the current titleholder, Owens, has drifted out to +450.

Earlier today, Goldberg was -565 and his opponent was +375.

5Dimes' WWE FastLane 2017 Main Event Odds Published

5Dimes is now taking bets on the main event of next weekend's WWE FastLane pay-per-view.

As of the time of writing, WWE Universal Champion - Kevin Owens - is a +375 underdog to retain his title with a win over Bill Goldberg.

A winning bet on the challenger will pay out at odds of -565.

The market can be found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the betting board over at 5Dimes.com.

Bet at 5dimes

Hot Deals From WWE Shop

This WWE Shop 'Hot Deals' promotion ended on Sunday February 27th 2017. The latesst promotion can be viewed on the page below.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Shelton Benjamin Added To Mania 33 Market

A new name has been added to PaddyPower.com's WrestleMania 33 special where customers can wager on who will be WWE Intercontinental Champion by the end of the event.

Shelton Benjamin was installed as a 12/1 shot after being requested by a customer.

As many of you have probably read, or can see for yourself by watching TV, it's looking highly likely that the Intercontinental Championship match at WrestleMania will be contested between the current titleholder, Dean Ambrose, and Baron Corbin.

With Corbin in the midst of a push, I strongly believe he'll be the person walking out of Mania with the IC strap. The odds do not disagree with this mindset.

The image below shows the latest prices along with how the odds have changed since the market was initially published nearly a fortnight ago.

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As far as Shelton Benjamin goes - he was not signed to a WWE contract despite the company publicising his arrival to Smackdown last year. While in the process of having pre-contract medical work done, they found a tear of his rotator cuff. It meant having to go under the knife before any contract was signed. 

That was months ago, so Benjamin will likely be signed up in the end. However, I am confident when I state that he will not leave Orlando as Intercontinental Champion. There has been far too much time invested in Baron Corbin right now for WWE to go in any other direction.