Thursday, 18 October 2018

2 Bets I've Requested And Backed

I sent in a couple of WrestleMania 35 RequestABet ideas to Sky Bet and they have now been put up on-site.

The ideas came to me recently when I was trying to work out how current and upcoming storylines could build to a Roman Reigns .vs. Seth Rollins .vs. Dean Ambrose match for the Universal Championship on April 7th.

As you may have read in the most recent post, Seth Rollins is one of my favourites to win the World Cup tournament at WWE Crown Jewel. I am hopeful that Rollins becoming the 'Best in the World' will lead to further tension within the Shield.

But that's not all.

When trying to come up with ways this could work out if Rollins wins the World Cup in November, I arrived to the scenario where Dean Ambrose wins the Royal Rumble and decides to challenge Roman Reigns. I then needed to think of a way to include Seth Rollins. Having the bragging rights from the World Cup win could be one way, but I thought of another way to get Rollins and Ambrose to compete for the Universal Championship in April. 

I ended up having to request two different scenarios. 

The first market, which has been priced at 150/1, needs the following three things to happen:

  • Rollins to win the World Cup
  • Dean Ambrose to win the 2019 Royal Rumble
  • Reigns to beat Ambrose and Rollins at WrestleMania 35
The second requires a lot more as it needs the following to come in at 250/1.
  • Rollins to win the World Cup
  • Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to be the co-winners of the Royal Rumble
  • Reigns .vs. Rollins .vs. Ambrose to main event WrestleMania 35
The odds should reflect how much of a long-shot these ideas are, but I've placed small bets on both. 

Comment Bag : 18 October 2018

Abraham Jones has asked me the following question, so I thought I'd answer it in a 'Comment Bag' because.. well, I don't think I'm going to give a proper answer.

The question:

Who do you think will win the World Cup at Crown Jewel?

My response:

I really don't know now.

Before everything kicked off with the disappearance, and apparent murder, of Jamal Khashoggi, I would have expected a babyface to win the tournament if there is a plan to have a post-final ceremony with Saudi officials in the ring similar to what they did with Braun Strowman following his winning of the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. 

John Cena would have been my first pick, but I think having him participate in the ceremony has the potential to damage his outside of wrestling aspirations. He was already criticised by the media for working the Greatest Royal Rumble when John Oliver covered the Saudi Arabia situation on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. In my opinion, it isn't in his best interests to be associated with the Saudis with everything that's going on.

IF they want a babyface to win, then Seth Rollins would be my number one pick. 

Another if - if they want this tournament to mean anything beyond November 2nd, then Rollins being the 'Best in the World' could cause more tension inside The Shield. With that said, how often were we reminded that Braun Strowman won the Greatest Royal Rumble? I guess the Money in the Bank eclipsed it a couple of months later, but the Greatest Royal Rumble win didn't matter at all in the long-term.

The 'Best in the World' moniker suits a heel. Therefore, if they do want to have a heel win the tournament and for that person to refer to himself as 'The Best in the World', then I believe it suits The Miz. Especially after he has been recently mocked by Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles for not being a good wrestler.

I've backed Rollins at 9/1 and Miz when he was 20/1, but I am not confident at all because it's hard to grasp how everything will play out after the tournament rather than during it, if that makes sense.

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Kambi's WWE World Cup Odds (With An Obvious Error)

Kambi installed a betting market for the World Cup winner yesterday morning, but I haven't managed to get around to writing about it because I have waiting for the oddsmakers to realise a mistake that has been made.

The market has Dean Ambrose in the list of wrestlers. The obvious error appears to be that they've accidentally put him down instead of Seth Rollins.

I sent an email yesterday afternoon to one of the sportsbooks with Kambi's markets, but it has been almost a day now and the market is still unchanged. It doesn't look like my message has been passed on because I am confident it would have been corrected by now.

Here are the prices of the confirmed participants. I've taken out Ambrose, but - for what it's worth - he's 6/1.

Rey Mysterio 5/4
John Cena 2/1
Randy Orton 7/2
Kurt Angle 6/1
Dolph Ziggler 10/1
The Miz 10/1
Jeff Hardy 12/1

11:55AM BST Update: Dean Ambrose has now been replaced by Seth Rollins in the market. Here are the new prices:

Rey Mysterio 5/4
John Cena 2/1
Randy Orton 4/1
Seth Rollins 5/1
Kurt Angle 6/1
The Miz 8/1
Dolph Ziggler 12/1
Jeff Hardy 15/1

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Batista .vs. HHH 'Feud' Market Published Following Smackdown 1,000

On last night's WWE Smackdown 1000, the Evolution faction of Ric Flair, Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista made an appearance for one night only. During the segment, Batista and Triple H teased a potential match after the former pointed out that Triple H has never beaten him.

This tease has led the Kambi oddsmakers to add yet another market to their 'Feud' specials where customers can place wagers on the winner of potential, or not so potential, matches that could take place anytime between the date the bet is struck right up to - and including - WrestleMania 35.

The bookies have installed Batista as an 11/20 favourite over Triple H at 13/10.

It should be worth noting that there have been teases of a Batista versus Triple H match in the past. The last time Batista left WWE in 2014 is a prime example.

If a match doesn't take place between now and the end of Mania on April 7th, bets on either wrestler will be settled as void.

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Mixed Match Challenge S2 E6 Markets Published

The Kambi oddsmakers have published betting markets for next week's episode of WWE Mixed Match Challenge.

Last season's winners - Asuka and The Miz - are 4/9 favourites against Naomi and Jimmy Uso (6/4). While - over in the other match - Bayley and Finn Balor have opened as 3/5 faves to get a W over Natalya and Bobby Roode (6/5).

The bookies have also priced up 'Gender of Decision' markets for both bouts.

If the females are the legal participants of the match when the fall is determined in the Bayley/Balor .vs. Natalya/Roode match the bookies will pay out at odds of EVS. A decision in favour of 'Male' is currently a 7/10 favourite.

The 'Male' option is 11/20 in the market for Asuka and The Miz versus Naomi and Jimmy Uso. This is understandable considering Asuka and Naomi are friends on Smackdown. However, those looking to place a wager on the friends being involved in the match finish can find 'Female' at 5/4.

A number of weeks ago, I mentioned that I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the decisions made in the tournament were when the females were legal participants. This is because I felt the company would want to highlight the females more with Evolution around the corner. With Evolution taking place five days after these matches, you can't get closer to the aforementioned corner, so I have decided to place bets on the females in BOTH of these matches. I'll do this as soon as I hit publish.

I'm not completely confident on Asuka/Naomi, though.

Prices correct as of 12PM BST.

WWE Evolution Betting Update For October 17th

I was asked on Twitter if I could publish an update about the European betting markets for next weekend's WWE Evolution, so here goes.

Battle Royal
Sky Bet published a market for the battle royal yesterday. The market is currently off the board, but the earliest prices can be found IN THIS POST.

Kambi's odds were published today. Here are the prices as of the time of writing:

Asuka 5/2
Ember Moon 5/2
Naomi 4/1
Nia Jax 4/1
Carmella 6/1
Tamina 10/1
Bianca Belair 12/1
AJ Lee 15/1
Beth Phoenix 15/1
Brie Bella 15/1
Lana 15/1
Michele McCool 15/1
Stephanie McMahon 15/1
Jassamyn Duke 17/1
Marina Shafir 17/1
Alicia Fox 20/1
Paige VanZant 20/1
Torrie Wilson 20/1
Dana Brooke 25/1
Sonya Deville 25/1
Ivory 40/1
Kharma 40/1
Molly Holly 40/1
Alundra Blayze 50/1
Billie Kay 50/1
Candice LeRae 50/1
Kelly Kelly 50/1
Nikki Cross 50/1
Peyton Royce 50/1
Jacqueline 66/1
Mandy Rose 66/1
Vickie Guerrero 66/1

Alexa Bliss and Mickie James .vs. Lita and Trish Stratus
Sky Bet was the first firm to release a market for this match. Betting opened the morning after it was announced and - judging from the betting - the punters have been wagering on the babyfaces as they've fallen from 4/5 into 2/7. The market is open with last night's prices still showing.


Date/Time
Bliss and James
Lita and Stratus
9/10 9:50AM
10/11
4/5
9/10 12:15PM
11/10
4/6
9/10 9:00PM
5/4
4/7
11/10 9:30PM
6/4
1/2
15/10 9:00PM
2/1
4/11
16/10 9:00PM
5/2
2/7


Kambi's market was republished this morning.

Date/Time
Trish Stratus and Lita
Bliss and James
11/10 1:00PM
4/9
6/4
15/10 4:00PM
1/3
2/1
17/10 11:30AM
1/4
5/2

The outsiders are at the same price as Sky Bet while Stratus and Lita are a slightly shorter 1/4 when contrasted with Sky Bet's 2/7.

Kairi Sane .vs. Shayna Baszler 
The NXT Championship market has been available on-and-off on the websites that publishes Kambi's WWE markets since last month.


Date/Time
Kairi Sane
Shayna Baszler
25/9 4:00PM
3/4
19/20
3/10 10:00PM
1/2
7/5
11/10 1:00PM
4/9
31/20


Kairi Sane opened as a slight 3/4 favourite over Shayna Baszler at 19/20. The punters sided with the champion as she fell to 1/2 and was moved to 4/9 when the market was republished last week.

Kambi's NXT Championship market is currently off the board, but is available from Sky Bet.


Date/Time
Kairi Sane
Shayna Baszler
21/9 10:00PM
8/11
EVS
26/9 10:00PM
8/15
11/8
1/10 10:45PM
2/5
7/4
15/10 9:00PM
1/4
11/4


Becky Lynch .vs. Charlotte Flair
The WWE Smackdown Women's Championship market has stalled with Kambi. It opened last Thursday with the current champ - Becky Lynch - as an 11/20 favourite. Her challenger, Charlotte Flair, was - and still is - 5/4.

Sky Bet's market for this match was taken down before last night's Smackdown. Unlike Kambi, there have been a number of adjustments since it was first installed.


Date/Time
Becky Lynch
Charlotte Flair
10/10 4:30PM
8/11
EVS
11/10 9:30PM
1/2
6/4
15/10 9:00PM
1/3
9/4
16/10 9:00PM
3/10
12/5

The bookies published a market for the match a week ago. When I first began to track the prices, Lynch was an 8/11 favourite. She was down to 3/10 yesterday evening.

Ronda Rousey .vs. Nikki Bella
Sky Bet's market for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match was published last Tuesday. You'll see below that it has been Rousey all the way as she has plummeted from 4/9 into 1/8

The moves made by the Sky Bet staff can be viewed in the table below.

Date/Time
Ronda Rousey
Nikki Bella
9/10 9:00AM
4/9
13/8
9/10 12:15PM
4/11
2/1
9/10 9:00PM
1/3
9/4
15/10 9:00PM
1/7
4/1
16/10 9:00PM
1/8
9/2

Kambi's market for the match was republished this morning. Rousey has also been backed into 1/8. 

Date/Time
Ronda Rousey
Nikki Bella
11/10 1:00PM
1/4
5/2
12/10 4:00PM
2/13
7/2
15/10 4:00PM
1/8
4/1

And that's all for now.

The other matches on the card - the Mae Young Classic Final and NXT UK Women's Championship - have no match or specials markets as of the time of writing.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Closing Odds For Smackdown 1,000

As scheduled, Sky Bet has closed betting on the two WWE Smackdown matches it had been accepting wagers on for tonight's show.

The market where clients could wager on the World Cup qualifier between Shinsuke Nakamura and the returning Rey Mysterio remained stationary across the six days it was available to punters.


Date/Time
Rey Mysterio
Shinsuke Nakamura
10/10 4:35PM
1/7
4/1


Mysterio closed as a 1/7 favourite to earn his place in the Crown Jewel tournament. Nakamura, on the other hand, was out at 4/1.

Earlier this evening, I published a post pointing out that the oddsmakers had priced up for the other qualifier scheduled for tonight - The Miz .vs. Rusev. Unlike the aforementioned market, this one was adjusted.


Date/Time
Rusev
The Miz
16/10 8:08PM
9/4
1/3
16/10 8:22PM
5/2
2/7
16/10 10:27PM
11/4
1/4


The market was published sometime between 7:45PM and shortly after 8PM. When I first came across it, The Miz was a 1/3 favourite. He was backed into 2/7 shortly after that and had moved down to 1/4 by 10:27PM when I checked in. He remained at this price right up to the 11PM cut-off.

As you can see, with Miz moving in, the bookies increased Rusev from 9/4 into 5/2 before closing him at 11/4.

Miz/Rusev Odds Published For Smackdown

Sky Bet has published a market where customers can place bets on another match that's scheduled for tonight's WWE Smackdown 1,000.

The match is a qualifier for the World Cup tournament that will take place during the Crown Jewel show that's set for November 2nd.

The Miz is a 1/3 favourite to defeat Rusev (9/4).

Customers have been able to wager on the other qualifier that is set for tonight - Rey Mysterio versus Shinsuke Nakamura.

As of the time of writing, the market is still showing Mysterio at 1/7 and Nakamura at 4/1.

Both markets are set to close at 11PM BST.

8:22PM BST Update: Miz has now been backed into 2/7. Rusev is up to 5/2.

Latest Odds For Tonight's Mixed Match Challenge Match

The Kambi oddsmakers are still taking bets on one of the matches that will take place on tonight's episode of WWE Mixed Match Challenge.

The bout that the bookies have priced up is the one which has last season's winners - Asuka and The Miz - going up against Lana and Rusev.

When I first wrote about this market, Asuka and The Miz were 1/5 favourites. However, by 4PM BST yesterday, they had been cut into 1/12.

As a result, their opponents have risen to 5/1 - an increase from 3/1.

There's also a special where clients can put on the gender that is involved in the finish of the match. The odds are unchanged from the previous update. The females being legal when the fall is determined is favoured at 21/50 while those looking for The Miz or Rusev can back the 'Male' option at 33/20.

The other match will see Bobby Roode replace Kevin Owens on Team Pawz alongside Natalya. They'll meet Mickie James and Bobby Lashley.

Evolution Battle Royal Winner Market Published

Sky bet has published a betting market for the battle royal that is scheduled for WWE Evolution.

The match was confirmed on last night's edition of Raw. The winner will earn a future title shot.

WWE Evolution Battle Royal

Asuka, Ember Moon and Naomi were all joint 9/2 favourites when I looked over the market this morning. The next two on the list are Nia Jax and Tamina, who are both available at 8/1. The list ends with Torrie Wilson at 20s.

Here are all of the prices as of a few hours ago.

Asuka 9/2
Ember Moon 9/2
Naomi 9/2
Nia Jax 8/1
Tamina 8/1
Carmella 10/1
Lana 10/1
Dana Brooke 11/1
Alicia Fox 16/1
Sonya Deville 16/1
Billie Kay 20/1
Mandy Rose 20/1
Peyton Royce 20/1
Torrie Wilson 20/1

Monday, 15 October 2018

Rock Still -140 Not To Wrestle At Smackdown 1,000

MyBookie still has Dwayne Johnson at -140 NOT to wrestle at Smackdown 1,000.

As noted in a couple of posts - the first published on September 15th and then a follow up on Saturday - the sportsbook had installed a proposition market where customers could place wagers on the actor showing up on the show that's celebrating its one-thousandth episode.

When I first came across the market, I was surprised to see the bookie had Johnson not to wrestle on the Smackdown 1,000 card at +160 considering he hasn't wrestled on regular TV in over fifteen years.

The 'No' has since fallen to the aforementioned -140 while the 'Yes' has been moved to +110 from -200.

I believe Johnson is still filming Hobbs and Shaw in London, so I find it hard to believe he'll make a live in-person appearance tomorrow night.

Even if he does show up, wrestling a match is highly unlikely.

And then some.

The market is scheduled to close at 8AM Eastern / 1PM BST tomorrow.

Closing Odds For The October 15th Raw

The Sky Bet website has now closed betting on two of the matches that are scheduled for tonight's edition of WWE Raw.

I had a look over the two markets before they were taken down at their scheduled cut-off time of 11PM BST.

The market for the World Cup qualifier between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre closed with McIntyre as an 8/13 favourite. He was at 8/11 in the early hours of this morning.

However, as you'll see below, Seth Rollins' price was snipped from even money into 10/11 by 6PM BST this evening. As a result, the bookies placed McIntyre at 4/5.

Date/Time
Seth Rollins
Drew McIntyre
15/10 3:45AM
EVS
8/11
15/10 6:00PM
10/11
4/5
15/10 10:45PM
6/5
8/13

The Dean Ambrose versus Dolph Ziggler market went the way of the former. He was at 4/7 at 3:45AM BST today and - as mentioned in a post published this morning - had fallen to 1/2 by 10AM BST. He was down to 1/3 before the market closed.

Date/Time
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
15/10 3:45AM
4/7
5/4
15/10 10:00AM
1/2
6/4
15/10 10:45PM
1/3
9/4

As a result, Dolph Ziggler was pushed out from 5/4 into 6/4 and then was at 9/4 before the cut-off time.
Before the market closed, I thought I'd place a small speculative punt on Ziggler beating Dean Ambrose. 

There was a method behind my apparent madness.

Looking at the confirmed participants for the tournament, I believe that it needs more of a balance because, of the four people already in, Randy Orton is the only heel. Rey Mysterio will likely be added tomorrow, so that's another fan favourite. This would make it 4:1 on the babyface to heel ratio with three empty places. 

McIntyre winning a place would also do that, though. It would also set up a potential Ambrose versus McIntyre meeting in the tournament, hence the reason why I've placed a small wager on Ziggler.

It wouldn't be the first time I've lost on Dolph Ziggler in 2018, if this doesn't go my way.

Rollins/McIntyre And Ambrose/Ziggler Odds For Tonight's Raw

Sky Bet has published two betting markets for matches that have been announced for tonight's episode of WWE Raw.

Both matches are World Cup qualifiers for the tournament that is still currently scheduled to take place from Saudi Arabia in less than three weeks time.

The first market will see Seth Rollins once again go up against Drew McIntyre. The bookies have installed Rollins at even money while McIntyre is an 8/11 favourite.

I was alerted to these markets in the early hours of this morning. The aforementioned market is showing the same pricing as then. However, the one for Dean Ambrose's meeting with Dolph Ziggler has been adjusted.

The earliest price I have for the match had Dean Ambrose as a 4/7 favourite to Ziggler at 5/4. The fave has since been cut into 1/2 with his opponent now up to 6/4.

These markets are scheduled to close at 11PM BST tonight.

The firm is still accepting wagers on the World Cup qualifier that is scheduled for Smackdown - Rey Mysterio .vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

The market remains at the same pricing as when I wrote about it in a post published on Wednesday - Mysterio is 1/7 while Nakamura is 4/1.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

The Rock And Smackdown 1,000 Betting Update

In a post published last month, I pointed out that MyBookie had a proposition market where customers could wager on The Rock wrestling at Smackdown 1,000. I was concerned that the market was priced up in error because the odds looked too good to be true. Now that we're a few days away from the episode, I thought I'd publish an update.

When I first wrote about the market, the line for Dwayne Johnson to wrestle on Tuesday's show was priced as a -200 favourite. It seemed off considering The Rock hasn't wrestled a proper match in over five years.

On top of that - Johnson hasn't wrestled on regular television since 2003, so the odds on him NOT to wrestle at Smackdown 1,000 seemed great at +160.

Too great.

What also added to my concern that the market was incorrectly priced was, further down the page, the bookie had priced up a market for Johnson to compete in a match at WrestleMania 35 with the 'Yes' an outsider at +220 and the 'No' favoured at -260.

In September - I suggested that, if you were to apply the odds to the different propositions, it would kind of make more sense if you pushed yourself into avoiding Dwayne Johnson's upcoming schedule to try and make a case for him wrestling a match in April.

As of today, the Smackdown 1,000 market seems to be showing prices that wouldn't shock me if I were to have came across it for the very first time.

The Rock To Wrestle At Smackdown 1,000 Odds

The 'Yes' has now been moved to +110 while the 'No' has been cut into favouritism. It's now at -140.

-140 is still too high.

I don't even get the sense that Dwayne Johnson will be there live on Tuesday night. Let alone wrestle. The last I heard he was in London filming the Fast and Furious spin-off movie titled Hobbs and Shaw.

Even if he is in the building, there's zero chance of him wrestling.

For those keen to know the latest odds for a match featuring The Rock to be on the WrestleMania 35 card - there is no change. The 'Yes' remains at +220 to the 'No' at -260.

As mentioned above, I find it pressing to believe he'll wrestle at Mania due to all his commitments and the production issues that would be raised if he were to injure himself.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Another Look At A New Mania 35 Market

Kambi republished its WWE WrestleMania 35 specials where customers can place wagers on who certain wrestlers will oppose at next April's PPV.

Of the five markets available, the one for Daniel Bryan's Mania opponent has been adjusted since I wrote about them last Saturday

Daniel Bryan's WrestleMania 35 Opponent

As you can see, the selections that have been cut since the weekend are Shinsuke Nakamura from 3/1 into 2/1, Samoa Joe from 11/2 into 4/1, and Shawn Michaels from 15/1 into 10/1.

All kind of make sense for different reasons.

I mentioned on Saturday that I thought there was a good chance of Bryan versus Shinsuke Nakamura because the two wrestlers are friends dating back to their time rooming with Lyoto Machida back in the early 2000s. Both have also shared a wish to wrestle one another on the big stage.

With Joe's price moving down, I would hazard a guess that this might be from a punter, or punters, who might believe that Bryan will become WWE Champion in the coming weeks. Joe - as we've seen - has made for a great challenger in title programs both in and out of the ring.

Shawn Michaels' price being cut is another one that makes sense at a push. Especially considering that Bryan was a student of the Heartbreak Kid's wrestling school back in the day. There was also a tease of a match between the two when Michaels was firmly sticking to his vow of staying retired.

Braun Strowman's odds have increased from 15s into 20/1. A lot has to happen for this match to be fixed up for Mania. One way, which would require a lot of things falling into place storyline-wise is for either one of the them to secure a championship on their respective brand and then for the other to choose to challenge for the belt after winning the Royal Rumble.

The Miz remains a favourite. I'm surprised that his odds have increased from 13/20 into 5/4 because - after watching Bryan and AJ Styles being interviewed by The Miz on this week's edition of Smackdown - the company sure did hint that there was a chance of Bryan .vs. Miz being a title match down the road.

The aforementioned Styles remains a 7/10 favourite to wrestle John Cena, The Rock is even money in wagering on Roman Reigns' opponent, Charlotte Flair is still strongly-favoured to meet Ronda Rousey at 1/5 and Shawn Michaels tops The Undertaker opponent market at 1/2.

You can read Saturday's Post for a more detailed look through the four other markets and - where appropriate - the early price adjustments.


MyBookie Publishes Crown Jewel Prop Market

In what I personally think is close to the region of taking celebrity dead pool bets, the oddsmakers from MyBookie have published a market where clients can wager on WWE pulling out from holding the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia.

This market was created due to the situation involving Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi who has gone missing - feared murdered - after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on October 2nd.

There are allegations that the decision to capture the journalist was ordered by the Saudi government. This has been denied.

The news has caused many businesses dealing with Saudi Arabia to reconsider their relationships with the country. For example, Richard Branson suspended discussions with the Saudis over a billion dollar investment that was to be given to Virgin Galactic.

Branson announced, in a statement released yesterday, that 'what has happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government.'

WWE has offered a statement of its own - 'we are currently monitoring the situation'.

As far as the prop bet goes, the bookmakers seem confident that the show will go ahead as planned. They've installed 'No' WWE will not pull out as a -500 favourite while the 'Yes' has been given +350.

It isn't as immoral as creating markets where people can place wagers on celebrity deaths, but it's very close. This is, in the very least, a market that has been created on the back of a kidnapping and - at worst - a murder.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

New WWE Evolution Markets From Kambi

New WWE Evolution betting markets were published today for the matches that were confirmed on this week's TV shows.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion, Becky Lynch, has been installed at odds of 11/20 to successfully retain her title against Charlotte Flair in the last women standing match. A successful wager on the challenger will pay out at odds of 5/4.

Nikki Bella is a 5/2 outsider for her WWE Raw Women's Championship challenge against titleholder, Ronda Rousey (1/4).

The bookies have withdrawn the markets for Alexa Bliss .vs. Trish Stratus and Mickie James .vs. Lita matches now that WWE has merged the bouts into a tag match that'll see Alexa Bliss and Mickie James take on Stratus and Lita.

As of the time of writing, the heels are 6/4 outsiders to Trish Stratus and Lita, who have been priced at 4/9.

The NXT Women's Championship market was republished today. Kairi Sane's price is now down to 4/9. When I last checked in, she was at 1/2.

Date/Time
Kairi Sane
Shayna Baszler
25/9 4:00PM
3/4
19/20
3/10 10:00PM
1/2
7/5
11/10 1:00PM
4/9
31/20

As a result of the champion's odds moving in, the former titleholder - Shayna Baszler - has drifted to 31/20 from 7/5.

Mixed Match Challenge S2 E5 Betting Markets Installed

Betting markets for next week's episode of WWE Mixed Match Challenge have been published by Kambi.

The bookies have installed Asuka and The Miz as 1/5 favourites for their meeting with Lana and Rusev (3/1).

The favourites are 1-0 in matches so far while Lana and Rusev are 0-1.

In the 'Gender of Decision' market - where customers can place wagers on whether the males or females are involved in the match finish - the 'Female' selection is favoured over its opposition. It's 21/50 to the 'Male' at 33/20.

This is only match covered due to Kevin Owens having been pulled from the competition. His replacement is yet to be announced. Natalya and her new tag team partner will compete against Bobby Lashley and Mickie James on the show.

Prices correct as of 12PM BST today. When available, the markets can be found on the websites that publish Kambi's WWE odds. A couple of examples can be found below.


Kambi Add More Markets To Its Crown Jewel Coverage

The Kambi oddsmakers have added markets for the new additions to the WWE Crown Jewel card.

D-Generation X have been installed as 1/2 favourites to best the team of Kane and The Undertaker. A winning wager on the Brothers of Destruction will pay out at 7/5.

In another match market - WWE Champion, AJ Styles, is a 1/3 fave to successfully retain his title against Daniel Bryan (2/1).

There's also an outright market where clients can place wagers on the winner of the World Cup tournament that will take place on the night.

The confirmed runners, so far, are: John Cena (2/1), Kurt Angle (5/1), Randy Orton (6/1) and Jeff Hardy (10/1). There are many other names listed including Rey Mysterio and Shinsuke Nakamura, who will compete in a qualifier on next week's episode of Smackdown. As of the time of writing, Mysterio is 8/1 and Nakamura is 20/1 to become the World Cup winner.

Kambi's market for the WWE Universal Championship match was also republished this afternoon.


Date/Time
Reigns
Strowman
Lesnar
19/9 4:15PM
11/20
11/4
11/4
24/9 4:00PM
1/2
14/5
3/1
3/10 10:00PM
7/20
11/4
5/1
11/10 12:00PM
11/50
15/4
6/1


As you can see, the champ - Roman Reigns - is now down to 11/50 to win the triple threat against Braun Strowman (15/4) and Brock Lesnar (6/1).