Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Sky Bet Publishes Another SummerSlam 2019 Market

Sky Bet customers can now wager on the latest match that has been added to the WWE SummerSlam 2019 card.

On last night's Smackdown, its women's champion - Bayley - revealed that she would like Ember Moon to challenge her for the title.

As of the time of writing, the champ is 1/3. A win for Moon will pay out at odds of 9/4.

In THIS POST from yesterday, I noted the firm had created markets for the two SummerSlam bouts that were set up on Monday's episode of Raw.

G1 Climax 29 Betting: Latest Ibushi .vs. Ospreay Odds And More

We're nearly a day away from the G1 Climax tournament resuming with the third round of A Block matches.

New Japan has confirmed that Will Ospreay will fight on. The company pulled him from Monday's card after suffering a stinger in his win over SANADA on Sunday.

Kambi's market for Ospreay's meeting with Kota Ibushi has seen the latter now backed into 2/13. This isn't surprising considering Ibushi is currently 0-2 and will need to pick up some points if he is to get anywhere.

26/6 7:40PM
2/7 11:00PM
9/7 4:00PM
13/7 7:00PM
15/7 9:00AM
16/7 8:30PM

The news of Ospreay's injury, coupled with the fact that Ibushi is also carrying a hurt ankle, has affected the Over/Under Wrestling Observer Star star rating betting line. The 'Under 4.75 Stars' option - which was already a 3/4 favourite - was taken down to 13/25 yesterday.

Ibushi  .vs. Ospreay
O 4.75
E 4.75
U 4.75
26/6 7:40PM
9/7 4:00PM
16/7 8:30PM

Ibushi remains a favourite to win A Block. However, his price has been increasing due to him being 0-2.

He went out to 3/5 from 13/25 sometime before 9AM BST on Monday morning. Kazuchika Okada and KENTA - both with two wins out of two - are closing in on him.

G1 Climax 29 - A Block Winner Betting

Another favourite with zero wins after two matches is Tetusya Naito in B Block. He remains at EVS to win B Block, but it's worth noting that the market hasn't been adjusted since Saturday night. This would have been after Naito went 0-1 and before his loss to Taichi in Monday's main event.

G1 Climax 29 - B Block Winner Betting

Naito remains a favourite to be the outright winner although he was moved out from 13/10 into 6/4 yesterday. 

Second-favourite, Ibushi, has continued to move out following his bad start to the tourney. He is now at 21/10 from 9/4.

The selection that has moved in twice in the most recent adjustments has been Kazuchika Okada. The IWGP Heavyweight Champion went from 5/1 to 17/4 before Monday morning and was then taken down to 7/2 by yesterday evening.

You can see all of the current prices - and all the moves I've recorded - in the table below.

G1 Climax 29 - Outright Winner Betting

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

SummerSlam 2019 Markets Published

Betting markets for the two matches that have been announced for WWE SummerSlam 2019 have been published.

Sky Bet's oddsmakers have installed WWE Universal Champion - Brock Lesnar - a 1/2 favourite to successfully retain his title against former champ, Seth Rollins.

A win for the challenger will pay out at 6/4.

The other match set for the August event will see Becky Lynch defend her WWE Raw Women's Championship against Natalya.

Sky Bet has Lynch at 1/3 to Natalya's 9/4.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Sky Bet Releases Eighth 'Next Title To Change Hands' Special

The oddsmakers from Sky Bet have published the latest version of their 'Next Title to Change Hands' market following the previous one having been settled last night.

The special allows customers to bet on the championship that they predict will next change hands in WWE.

As you'll see in the table below, the 'Women's Tag Team Championship' is once again a favourite. It's followed by the 'WWE Championship' which is currently in the possession of Kofi Kingston.

The selections continue all the way to two offerings at 10/1 - Becky Lynch's 'Raw Women's Championship' and AJ Styles' 'United States Championship'.

Next WWE Title To Change Hands 8

Prices correct as of 11AM BST today.

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Extreme Rules 2019 betting favourites as the show was about to start.

The names are ranked in order of strength with the favourites with the shortest odds first.

Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch -600
Drew Gulak -550 (Pre-show Winner)
Aleister Black -490
Kevin Owens -430
Roman Reigns and The Undertaker -350
Bayley -320
Kofi Kingston -210
The Revival -185
Ricochet -175
Braun Strowman -165
Daniel Bryan and Rowan -150

Odds from 5Dimes.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Nakamura's IC Title Win At Extreme Rules Settles 2 Markets

Shinsuke Nakamura has just won the WWE Intercontinental Championship from Finn Balor on the WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Kick Off.

This result means that a couple of Sky Bet's specials markets will now be closed.

The first is one in which customers could place bets on the wrestler who became the IC Champ after Balor. Nakamuara will obviously be the winning selection. He was EVS when I pointed out his odds this evening.

The seventh edition of Sky Bet's 'Next Title to Change Hands' market will be settled in favour of the Intercontinental Championship.

As you can see below, the selection was 8/1 when the market was priced up last month. It was cut from 7/1 by June 27th and was still at this price when the market was last made available earlier this week.

Sky Bet - Next Title To Change Hands 7

5Dimes' Owens .vs. Ziggler Market Published

The 5Dimes Sportsook has added a market for the Kevin Owens versus Dolph Ziggler match that has been added to the WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card.

Owens is a -350 favourite. A win for Ziggler will pay out at +250.

Prices correct as of 11PM BST and can be found on 5Dimes' Website.

New Day Favourites In Europe, Outsiders Elsewhere

The New Day have become favourites to win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match at Extreme Rules in betting markets over here in Europe.

For example, Sky Bet - which had the team at 4/1 at the start of the day - is now offering 1/2.

The New Day selection remains at +900 (9/1) over at 5Dimes and is +300 (3/1) with BetOnline.

5Dimes' Extreme Rules 2019 Odds As Of 10PM BST

Here are the latest Extreme Rules 2019 odds notes from the 10PM BST visit to the 5Dimes Sportsbook's website.

(Expect a lot of 'No Change' or words to that affect)

  • The Revival (-160) and The Usos (+120) are still showing the same pricing as this morning
  • No change for Braun Strowman (-165) .vs. Bobby Lashley (+125)
  • Ricochet went from -130 into -165 before 9PM BST this evening. As a result, AJ Styles has moved out to +125 from -110
  • No change for Aleister Black (-675) and Cesaro (+425)
  • Daniel Bryan and Rowan moved in from -145 to -185 before 9PM BST. As a result, 'The Field' went out to +145 from +105, Heavy Machinery out to +183 from +166 and The New Day from +425 to +900. That's not it, though. Sometime between 9PM and 10PM, Heavy Machinery were snipped to +180.
  • As mentioned earlier this evening, Drew Gulak was backed from -410 into -600 today. With Gulak lowering, Tony Nese rose to +400 from +290. Then - sometime between 9PM and 10PM - Nese's price was cut to +364 and Gulak was moved up to -550
  • No change for Bayley (-280) or her opponents (+200)
  • Samoa Joe was +220 this morning and has dipped to +210 sometime before 10PM. As a result, Kofi Kingston's price has been moved from -300 to -290
  • Roman Reigns and The Undertaker remain -400 favourites against Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon (+280)
  • Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch .vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans is unchanged. The champs are -560 while Corbin and Evans are +370

Kambi's New Extreme Rules 2019 Markets

As well as William Hill and Sky Bet, the oddsmakers from Kambi have published markets for the two new additions to the WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card for tonight.

They have installed Finn Balor as an 8/13 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura (23/20) on the Kick Off.

Kevin Owens is 3/10 to overcome Dolph Ziggler (11/5).

The bookmakers have also priced up Wrestling Observer Star Ratings Over/Under markets for both of these matches.

They've given a line of 2.75 Stars for the Kick Off match and 2.50 for Kevin Owens .vs. Dolph Ziggler.

Prices were correct as of 9:35PM BST. The latest odds can be found on Kambi's WWE Betting Page.

Sky Bet Publishes New Extreme Rules 2019 Markets

Sky Bet is another sports betting firm that has added match winner markets for the two matches that have been added to tonight's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card.

The firm has priced WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor as a 4/6 favourite to overcome the challenge of Shinsuke Nakamura on the pre-show.

A win for the challenger will pay out at 11/10.

In the second bout confirmed this evening, Kevin Owens will match up against Dolph Ziggler. Owens is a 1/4 favourite while Ziggler is out at 11/4.

William Hill Publishes Markets For Latest Extreme Rules 2019 Matches

The oddsmakers from William Hill have published markets for the two new matches that have been added to tonight's WWE Extreme Rules card.

Finn Balor will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura on the pre-show.

William Hill is offering the champion at 8/13. A decision in favour of Nakamura will pay out at odds of 6/5.

The other match confirmed for tonight will see Kevin Owens take on Dolph Ziggler.

Owens is currently a 2/7 favourite while his opponent is 5/2.

The match markets can be on William Hill's TV/Specials Page.

Balor .vs. Nakamura For Extreme Rules 2019 Pre-Show

As well as Kevin Owens .vs. Dolph Ziggler being added to tonight's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card, the company has also announced that Finn Balor will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura on the Kick Off.

This will be a rematch from a non-title meeting, won by Nakamura, on the most recent episode of WWE Smackdown.

As of the time of writing, there are no match winner markets available. However - if you believe there's a chance of Nakamura winning the strap from Balor - I point you to Sky Bet's 'Intercontinental Champion After Finn Balor' market where tonight's challenger is an even money favourite to succeed Balor.

Owens .vs. Ziggler ON For Extreme Rules

WWE has confirmed that Kevin Owens .vs. Dolph Ziggler will take place at Extreme Rules.

This news means that the two John Pollock and Dave Meltzer prop bets that I wrote about YESTERDAY and TODAY will be settled in favour of the favourites (YES).

Note About Cruiserweight Championship Match Market For Extreme Rules

I have visited the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 betting markets a few times since this morning's update but have noticed that only one of the markets is showing different pricing than earlier.

The move came in sometime before 5PM BST and has seen WWE Cruiserwight Champion, Drew Gulak, move from -410 into -600.

With the titleholder's price lowered, the bookies have increased his challenger, Tony Nese, from +290 to +400.

You can read the prices for all of the other matches IN THIS POST.

Kambi's Pollock/Meltzer Props Republished

Kambi's 'Battle of the Dirtsheets' proposition markets that I wrote about IN THIS POST yesterday have been republished with both showing adjusted odds.

Dirtsheet Betting - Extreme Rules 2019
Prices as they stood at 6PM BST this evening

The markets have been created following contrasting reports about the WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card.

John Pollock wrote an article on Friday which indicated that Kevin Owens .vs. Dolph Ziggler was planned for tonight's show despite it not having been confirmed while - in another report, this time by Dave Meltzer - there was apparently no matches other than those that are already pencilled in for the show.

With the contrasting news out there, Kambi put up the two markets. The first - titled ' Upvote or Downvote' - allowed customers to bet whether or not an Owens .vs. Ziggler match would take place on the card.

The second allows punters to bet on or against Meltzer's report that there would be no more matches other than those that were written about in the latest issue of Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The John Pollock market has seen the 'No' lowered from 5/2 into 7/5. I believe those who may have taken the 5/2 have made the correct call.

And here's why.

There is an angle playing out on social media and last night's house show with Shane McMahon having banned Owens from house shows and tonight's event. Owens showed up at the house show and filmed something for the WWE social media account after that where he promised to make Extreme Rules the 'Kevin Owens Show'.

In my opinion, the Owens/McMahon thing is leading to a match at SummerSlam. To get there, I would not be surprised if Owens causes some sort of problems for McMahon and Drew McIntyre in their match against Roman Reigns and The Undertaker.

I cannot see it setting up a match against Dolph Ziggler tonight.

As a result of the 'No' lowering from 5/2 to 7/5, the bookmakers have increased the 'Yes' from 1/4 to 1/2.

The Meltzer-inspired prop titled 'Plans Change' has seen the 'No' (for there NOT to be ANY new matches added to the card) moved in from 7/4 to EVS and has now fallen to 17/20 while the 'Yes' has drifted out from yesterday's 2/5 to 7/10 and now is also at 17/20.

Kambi Installs Markets For New AEW All Out Match

Kambi's oddsmakers have published markets for the latest addition to the AEW All Out card.

At last night's Fight For The Fallen event, The Lucha Brothers offered The Young Bucks the opportunity to challenge for the AAA World Tag Team Championship in a ladder match. This offer was accepted and the bout will take place on August 31st.

Kambi has opened with the current titleholders available as 4/5 favourites. A decision for The Young Bucks will pay out at 9/10.

The bookmaker has also set a Wrestling Observer star rating Over/Under line for the bout. They've gone with 4.75 Stars. Those looking to bet the 'Under' will find the selection at 4/5, the 'Over' is 5/4 and the option to bet on Dave Meltzer rating the match four-and-three-quarters exactly is 2/1.

Looking At A Couple Of RABs For Extreme Rules 2019

For the past few days, there has been an Extreme Rules 2019 RequestABet special that is available on the Sky Bet website that has made me think how the mixed tag team match will end.

The selection I am referring to is 'Becky Lynch to submit Baron Corbin to win their scheduled match' and it's 13/8.

It has been 13/8 ever since I first came across it.

As I mentioned, it stands out to me because I would not be surprised if that's how the match concludes tonight.

Corbin losing like that would be an easy way to get fans to taunt him as he moves away from Seth Rollins and the Universal Championship.

I'll place a small wager on it after publishing this post.

One selection that also stands out, for the wrong reason, is a 33/1 on Brock Lesnar 'to leave with both the Universal and the Raw Women's Championship'.

When I first found that one, I thought 'how does that one work?!' but then I realised that there is a way it could happen. It would need Lesnar to cash in before the match and it would make it a three-way.

It's extremely unlikely, but that is how that bet could win.

G1 Climax 29 Betting: Tanahashi .vs. KENTA

The main event of tonight's G1 Climax 29 round will see Hiroshi Tanahashi take on KENTA.

Betting on the match winner closed at 7AM BST today with Tanahashi a 2/5 favourite.

26/6 7:40PM
2/7 11:00PM
14/7 6:40AM

KENTA, who already has two points after beating Kota Ibushi on night one, closed at 7/4, which is slightly down from his opening 13/10.

Zazuchika Okada defeated Zack Sabre Junior in another night three match that Kambi had a match winner market for.

G1 Climax 29 Betting: Okada .vs ZSJ

Kazuchika Okada versus Zack Sabre Jr. is about to begin in night three of the G1 Climax 29 tournament.

The match winner market closed at 7AM BST today. Here's how the betting went from the day it was first published right up to this morning.

As you'll see below, Okada closed as a 13/25 favourite. However, ZSJ's price was shorter than when it opened last month. It started off at 6/4, but had dipped to 13/10 last Tuesday.

26/6 7:40PM
9/7 4:00PM
14/7 6:40AM

5Dimes' WWE Extreme Rules 2019 For Sunday Morning

I've just visited the 'Pro Wrestling' betting page on the 5Dimes Sportsbook to check out the prices for the matches that are scheduled for tonight's WWE Extreme Rules 2019. Here are all the latest odds along with notes about changes that may have been made after previous visits.

WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
When I checked in last night. I noticed that both The Revival and The Usos were at -120 pick 'ems to win the Raw Tag Team Championship match. Before that, The Revival were -130 and their challengers were -110. As of this morning, The Revival are down to -160 faves while The Usos have been pushed out to +120.

Braun Strowman .vs. Bobby Lashley
Braun Strowman was a -155 favourite to get a decision over Bobby Lashley in the last man standing match when I visited 5Dimes last night. The selection is now down to -165.
A win for Lashley will now pay out at odds of +125. This is up slightly from +115.

WWE US Championship
The market for Ricochet's WWE US Championship defence against AJ Styles is still showing the same pricing as last night. The champ is -130 and the challenger is -110.

Aleister Black .vs. Cesaro
Aleister Black remains a -675 fave to get the W against Cesaro (+425).

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The market for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship market still has Daniel Bryan and Rowan as -145 favourites to successfully retain their straps, The Field versus the champions is still +105 and The New Day selection has stalled at +425.
There has been a move, though. Heavy Machinery have lowered from +205 to +166.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Drew Gulak is still a -410 to overcome Tony Nese (+290).

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Bayley remains a -280 favourite to win the 2-on-1 handicap match for the Smackdown Women's Championship. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are +200.

WWE Championship
Samoa Joe was a +260 underdog for the past few days. He is now down to +220. As a result, Kofi Kingston's price to successfully retain the WWE Championship has moved up from -380 to -300.

Roman Reigns and The Undertaker .vs. Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon
Roman Reigns and The Undertaker are still -400 favourites to beat McIntyre and McMahon (+280).

Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch .vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans
Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are still -560 faves to overcome Corbin and Evans (+370).

Prices correct as of 8AM BST and taken from 5Dimes' Pro Wrestling Markets

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Closing Odds For Tonight's AEW And Evolve Shows

William Hill's betting markets for both of tonight's wrestling events have now closed.

Here are the closing prices for AEW Fight for the Fallen.

The Dark Order 8/13
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus 3/1
Angelico and Jack Evans 3/1

Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin and Joey Janela 17/20
MJF, Sammy Guevara and Shawn Spears 17/20

Sonny Kiss 2/5
Peter Avalon 7/4

SoCal Uncensored 6/4 (opened 4/9)
Lucha Brothers 1/2 (opened 13/8)

Kenny Omega 1/5
Cima 10/3

Brandi Rhodes EVS
Allie 8/11

Adam Page 1/6
Kip Sabian 7/2

Cody and Dustin Rhodes 4/5
The Young Bucks 19/20

The Evolve 131 closing prices were:

Sean Maluta 5/6
Stephen Wolf 9/4
Harlem Bravado 5/1
Curt Stallion 6/1

Josh Briggs 17/20
Anthony Greene 17/20

JD Drake 6/4
Austin Theory 1/2

Eddie Kingston and Joe Gacy 17/20
AR Fox and Leon Ruff 17/20

Drew Gulak 9/4
Matt Riddle 1/3

Brandi Lauren 6/4
Shotzi Blackheart 1/2

Babatunde 1/5 (opened 1/8)
Colby Corino 10/3 (opened 9/2)

Anthony Henry 6/5
Arturro Ruas 8/13

Adam Cole 1/9
Akira Tozawa 5/1

Both markets were available from the William Hill Website.

Notes About 5Dimes' Extreme Rules 2019 Markets For Saturday Night

Here are some notes I've made about 5Dimes' WWE Extreme Rules 2019 betting markets from my 10PM BST visit to the website.
  • The Revival and The Usos are now both at -120 in the market for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship. The champs were at -130 this morning and The Usos were -110
  • Bobby Lashley is now +115 to beat Braun Strowman. He was +130 earlier. A decision in favour of Strowman will now pay out at -155, which is up from -170
  • The US Championship market now has Ricochet at -130 and AJ Styles at -110. Ricochet was -135 this morning. Styles was -105
  • No change for Aleister Black (-675) or Cesaro (+425)
  • In this morning's update, I noted that Daniel Bryan and Rowan had moved in from -125 to -145 but the individual pricing for their opponents had stalled. Well, as of 10PM, Bryan and Rowan have stalled a the -145 while Heavy Machinery have moved down to +205 from +225 and The New Day have moved up to +425 from +310
  • Drew Gulak has dropped to -410 in the Cruiserweight Championship market. He was -320 earlier. A win for Tony Nese is now priced +290. This is up from +240
  • No change in the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship market. Bayley is -280 to win against Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss (+200)
  • The WWE Championship market still has Kofi Kingston a -380 fave over Samoa Joe's +260
  • Roman Reigns and The Undertaker were at -335 to beat Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon this morning, but are now down to -400. Their opponents have drifted out from +245 to +280
  • Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch have been lowered from -475 to -560 to beat Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in the mixed tag team match. Corbin and Evans are at +370. They were +325 earlier
Prices correct as of 10PM BST and taken from The 5Dimes Website.

G1 Climax 29 B Block Winner Market Republished And More

After temporarily closing betting while today's B Block matches of the G1 Climax was in-running, the oddsmakers have republished their markets for the tournament.

Here's a table with the current prices along with some notes about the price changes.

NJPW G1 Climax 29 Betting - B Block Winner Odds

Tetsuya Naito, who lost to Toru Yano today and - as a result - is currently on zero points, is still a favourite to win the block. He has been cut from 11/10 into EVS.

The two other selections with shorter odds than this morning both won their first matches of the tournament.

Jon Moxley, who beat Taichi, was 13/4 but is now at 3s.

Hirooki Goto, who won against Jay White in the main event, is now at 7/1 - a drop from 12/1.

The tournament resumes tomorrow with the A Block participants wrestling their second matches.

SANADA's price to win the block fell once again today. He's now at 13/2, which is down from the 15/1 he was moved to - from 33/1 - by yesterday morning.

I'm interested to know whether the person - or persons - keen to see SANADA win the block are also the punter/s with Naito to be atop B Block when all is said and done.

NJPW G1 Climax 29 Betting - A Block Winner Odds

Pollock/Meltzer Prop Bets For Extreme Rules 2019 Published

Kambi has published a couple of new prop bets which kind of reports from Dave Meltzer and John Pollock, from POST Wrestling, competing against each another.

The props appear in a category titled 'Battle of the Dirtsheets'. The first is focused on the report - written by Pollock - which states that Kevin Owens .vs. Dolph Ziggler is another match 'expected to be added to Extreme Rules'.

Pollock's article notes that Owens versus Ziggler has been booked to be a part of tomorrow's card despite it not being official as of the time of writing.

The proposition question, for the POST Wrestling / John Pollock special, is ' Upvote or Downvote: Owens .vs. Ziggler is a match on the card?'

Kambi is offering 'Yes' as a 1/4 favourite. Its opposing selection - 'No' - is 5/2.

In contrast, the Dave Meltzer themed prop is titled 'Plans Change' and is offering customers the opportunity to bet whether or not a new match is added to Sunday's card.

The wording of the prop goes like this:

'Any other match is added to the main card - a new match not listed in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (July 15 Edition) must start on the main card for bets to be settled as YES. Changes from current match stipulations/number of participants or MITB cash-in will not be considered as a new match'.

This obviously means that, should Owens .vs. Ziggler - or any other match other than the ones that Meltzer wrote about in the current issue of the Observer - is added to the card, the winning selection will be the 'Yes' at 2/5.

If no new matches are added, the winning selection of 'No' will pay out at odds of 7/4.

For what it's worth, Dave Meltzer wrote the following in the F4W daily update from Wednesday: 'At the latest booking meeting, the decision was not to add any new matches to Sunday's Extreme Rules show. There were a number of bouts built up, but they've already got ten bouts announced and that is more than enough'.

This would have been written before Pollock's article from yesterday, so POST Wrestling's report is the freshest story of the two.

5Dimes' Extreme Rules 2019 Odds For Saturday Afternoon

A handful of new WWE Extreme Rules 2019 match markets were published by the 5Dimes Sportsbook overnight.

I checked in at 9AM BST this morning and have taken another look before publishing this post. All the prices remain unchanged.

The new markets, and their prices, are:

The Revival -130
The Usos -110

Braun Strowman -170
Bobby Lashley +130

Ricochet -135
AJ Styles -105

Aleister Black -675
Cesaro +425

The Bayley .vs. Alexa Bliss market, that had punters gambling on Alexa Bliss despite the match having changed to a 2-on-1 handicap has now been replaced by the one with Bayley defending her WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Bliss and Nikki Cross. The champ is -280 and her challengers are +200.

As for the markets that were available ahead of today, only one is showing different pricing than when I checked in last night.

Bryan and Rowan
Heavy Machinery
The New Day
7/7 3:00PM
13/7 9:00AM

Daniel Bryan and Rowan have moved in from -125 to -145 to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship. As a result, those looking to fade the titleholders can find 'The Field' at +105. 
Despite 'The Field .vs. Bryan and Rowan' drifting out, the individual odds for Heavy Machinery (+225) and The New Day (+310) have stalled.

The prices for the other matches on tomorrow's card are:

Drew Gulak -320
Tony Nese +240

Roman Reigns and The Undertaker -335
Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon +245

Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch -475
Randy Orton and Lacey Evans +325

Kofi Kingston -380
Samoa Joe +260

G1 Climax B Block And Outright Betting Update For July 13th

The B Block side of this year's NJPW G1 Climax tournament is now underway.

Due to today's event starting off, Kambi has temporarily closed any markets featuring stars from the B Block, so I thought I'd publish an update pointing out the B Block and outright winner odds as they stood before they were removed.

I noticed that there were adjustments made when I looked through the markets yesterday morning.

The changes saw Tetsuya Naito become a sole favourite to win B Block after starting off sharing the role with Jay White. He moved from 6/4 to 11/10 while White's price rose to 9/5.

NJPW G1 Climax 29 B Block Winner Odds - July 13 2019

As you can see below, Hirooki Goto's price was cut from 20/1 to 12/1. That one could be on me. I thought I'd take a gamble on him winning the block like he did with A Block a few years ago. I thought the 20/1 was worth a small punt.

Naito's odds to be this year's G1 Climax winner were also cut. They've moved in from 23/10 to 6/4. He now moves to joint-favouritism as A Block favourite, Kota Ibushi - who was 23/20 before yesterday - is also at 6/4.

NJPW G1 Climax 29 Outright Winner Odds - July 13 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

New Fight For The Fallen Match Market From William Hill

William Hill has added a match market for a new bout that has been added to tomorrow night's AEW Fight For The Fallen card.

It's for a three-way tag team match. The competitors can be seen in the image below.

AEW Fight For The Fallen Three-Way Tag Match

Dark Order have been installed as 8/13 favourites. The other two teams - Jack Evans and Angelico as well as Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy - are 3/1 each.

All but one of William Hill's markets for tomorrow's event are showing the same prices as yesterday.

The Lucha Brothers have been cut from 13/8 into 1/2 to win the tag team match against SoCal Uncensored. As a result, their opponents have moved up from 4/9 to 6/4.

William Hill's AEW, Evolve and WWE markets are found under 'TV/Specials' on the William Hill Website.

Kambi Publishes Observer Markets For WWE Extreme Rules 2019

The oddsmakers from Kambi have released their Wrestling Observer star ratings betting markets for Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules 2019.

As has become a regular for WWE events, customers can choose to bet on a handful of star ratings themed markets. In this post, I'll go through the variety of specials that are available.

Prop Bets
The bookies have published four proposition markets in which customers can bet on certain things happening. You can see the prices for the 'Yes' and 'No' selections for each prop in the table below.

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Observer Betting: Prop Bets

The image doesn't show the full description for each prop, so here's what each one means:

Curtain Raiser
In this special, you're betting whether or not the first match on the main card receives the most star ratings in Dave Meltzer's review of Extreme Rules.

Joint Winners
In this proposition, customers are wagering on whether there are at least two matches on the card with the highest amount of stars in the review.

Main Event
The prop titled 'Main Event' asks the customer 'Last match to start to be awarded the highest star rating (including joint winners and pre-show but excluding matches not advertised before the start of the event).

Title Match
The proposition named 'Title Match' is for a bout 'valid for any championship to be awarded the highest star rating'.

Highest Rated Match of the Night
Customers can also bet on the match that they believe will receive the most stars when the issue of the Observer with the Extreme Rules review is published.
Ricochet .vs. AJ Styles - for the WWE United States Championship - is unsurprisingly the favourite. It's followed by 'Any Male Tag Match', which is also understandable considering you have Daniel Bryan in one tag match on the card and then - in another - there's The Revival and The Usos.

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Observer Betting: Highest Rated Match

Exact Star Rating
Another frequent special allows punters to gamble on the exact star rating that is given to the match - or matches - that have the most stars in Dave Meltzer's review. There are 7/4 joint-favourites in 'Exactly 4.5 Stars' and 'Exactly 4.25 Stars'.

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Observer Betting: Exact Star Rating

The oddsmakers have created two head-to-head markets in which two matches compete against each other to be 'awarded the highest star rating'.
This weekend's competition starts with The Revival .vs. The Usos go up against the triple threat match for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship in the first matchbet.
As I wrote above, the male tag matches make sense as second favourites to be match of the night, so it's fair competition.

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Observer Betting: Head-to-Heads

If the first head-to-head is a clash of two potential match of the nights, the second is one with two potential low scoring matches competing against each other as the bookies have placed Roman Reigns and The Undertaker versus Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon against each other.

The most popular Wrestling Observer star ratings markets from Kambi are the Over/Under specials where customers can bet above, below or exactly on the bookmakers' predicted star rating for that particular match.

For example, with the US Championship match being regarded as the potential match of the night, they have set the line for the bout at 4.25 Stars. Customers can then choose to bet whether Dave Meltzer's rating for the match will be higher, lower or land exactly on four-and-a-quarter stars.

Below are the lines for all of the matches that are currently scheduled for the PPV.

Ricochet .vs. AJ Styles: 4.25 Stars
Aleister Black .vs. Cesaro: 3.5 Stars
Braun Strowman .vs. Bobby Lashley: 2.5 Stars
Drew Gulak .vs. Tony Nese: 3.25 Stars
Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch .vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans: 2.25 Stars
The Revival .vs. The Usos: 3.25 Stars
Roman Reigns and The Undertaker .vs. Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon: 2.5 Stars
Triple Threat for WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship: 3.5 Stars
Bayley .vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross: 2 Stars
Kofi Kingston .vs. Samoa Joe: 3.5 Stars

My Bets
What I usually do before each PPV is predict Kambi's lines before they're. I then compare my line with theirs and place a few bets. However, I was unprepared this time as their lines went up before I remembered to do mine.

Looking at the O/U for the mixed tag team match, I would have gone 2.50 to 3.00 stars (or maybe would have settled at 2.75), so I am going to place a small bet on the 'Over'.

I am going to blindly back Bayley .vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to go over the line of two stars. Bayley and Alexa Bliss tend to have bad matches and that's obviously why the line is set so low. What is worth noting is Alexa Bliss is reportedly suffering from a sinus infection and that's why she has been off TV this week. Therefore, I reckon the match will be mostly Bayley and Nikki Cross. In fact, even if Bliss wasn't unwell and the match was always going to be 2-on-1, I would have said it would mainly be Bayley and Cross working together with Alexa coming in for the potential winning spots.

Prices and lines were correct as of 8:30AM BST.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

G1 Climax 29 Observer Star Ratings Betting Update For July 11th

The latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now been published.

This edition features Dave Meltzer's review of the first night of the G1 Climax. Those who backed Kambi's Over/Under star ratings markets might be keen to know the result of the two matches that were covered by the bookies.

Focusing only on the matches that had Over/Under markets available for night one, we have:

G1 Climax 29 - Kambi Star Ratings Results Night 1

The Kota Ibushi versus KENTA match was given four-and-a-quarter stars by Meltzer. This fell under Kambi's line by quarter of a star.

The winning selection was available at odds of 3/4 from June 26th right up to the night of the event.

Night one's main event - which saw Kazuchika Okada claim the two points against Hiroshi Tanahashi - was also graded below Kambi's line.

The oddsmakers had their estimate at 4.75 stars. The result was once again a quarter of a star below.

As you can see below, the correct selection of 'Under 4.75 Stars' was available at EVS right up to the night of the event.

G1 Climax 29 - Kambi Star Ratings Results Night 1

The tournament resumes on Saturday with the first round of B Block matches.

Rumble 2020 Betting

I'm sure this is going to change many times between now and January, but I have just placed a couple of bets on who I believe will win the men's 2020 Royal Rumble.

Kevin Owens.

The idea came to me while thinking back to his babyface turn last week and the incredible follow up this week.

It struck me that the match that makes the most sense - as it stands right now - for the WWE Championship is Owens versus Brock Lesnar.

I'm not stating it'll be the Mania main event because I still believe it will be what ever Roman Reigns is doing, but I cannot shake off the feeling that we're getting Owens/Lesnar as Smackdown's major story going into the April 5th event.

Sky Bet had Owens at 22/1 and Kambi had him at 25/1 when I struck my bets.

Joe Lowers Again In Extreme Rules Wagering

Samoa Joe's odds to win the WWE Championship match at this Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 PPV have once again declined on the 5Dimes Sportsbook's website.

In last night's update, I noted that the challenger to Kofi Kingston's WWE Championship had dipped from +400 to +364.

He is now at +260.

Kingston remains a favourite. However, has moved up from yesterday's -550 to -380.

The gamblers have once again backed Alexa Bliss to win the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship match against Bayley.

As fans are sure to be aware by now, the match is not taking place in that form. It has been changed to Bayley defending the strap against Bliss and Nikki Cross in a handicap match.

For what it's worth, Bliss has been cut from +364 into +168. As a result, Bayley has been moved to -225 from -550.

William Hill Publishes Evolve 131 Markets

William Hill has become the first sportsbook to publish betting markets for Evolve.

The independent professional wrestling company will celebrate its tenth anniversary by airing its Evolve 131 show on the WWE Network this Saturday. The sports betting firm has released markets for most of the matches that are set for the show.

Adam Cole will defend his NXT Championship against Akira Tozawa on the card.

The champion has been installed as a 1/9 favourite. A decision for the challenger has been priced 5/1.

The rest of the prices are as follows:

Anthony Henry 6/5
Arturo Ruas 8/13

Babatunde 1/8
Colby Corino 9/2

Brandi Lauren 6/4
Shotzi Blackheart 1/2

Drew Gulak 9/4
Matt Riddle 1/3

Eddie Kingston and Joe Gacy 17/20
AR Fox and Leon Ruff 17/20

JD Drake 6/4
Austin Theory 1/2

Josh Briggs 17/20
Anthony Greene 17/20

These markets are found on William Hill's TV/Specials Page.

William Hill's AEW Fight For The Fallen Markets Published

In the most recent post, I noted that the oddsmakers from William Hill have published betting markets for this weekend's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 PPV.

It isn't the only set of match markets that have been released today.

The firm has just put up betting opportunities for All Elite Wrestling's Fight for the Fallen show, which takes place on Saturday night.

There are currently seven matches scheduled for the event with two of them set for the pre-show 'Buy-in'. William Hill has markets for all of these bouts.

Sonny Kiss is a 2/5 fave to beat Peter Avalon in one of the Buy-in bouts. A win for the latter has been priced at 7/4.

A trios match - pitting Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin and Joey Janela against MJF, Sammy Guevara and Shawn Spears - is also set for the pre-show. Both teams are at 17/20 pick 'em as of the time of writing.

For what it's worth, I'm taking MJF, Guevara and Spears.

In main show betting, Adam Page - who will compete for the AEW Title at the next PPV, All Out, is unsurprisingly a 1/5 favourite to 1/6 favourite to beat Kip Sabian (7/2).

Brandi Rhodes is EVS for her match with Allie (8/11).

SoCal Uncensored .vs. Lucha Brothers has opened with SoCal Uncensored at 4/9 to the Lucha Brothers' 13/8.

Cima is 10/3 for the match with Kenny Omega. A win for Omega has been priced 1/5.

Finally, the Rhodes Brothers are 4/5 favourites to beat The Young Bucks (19/20).

These markets are found under 'TV/Specials' on the William Hill Website.

William Hill's Extreme Rules 2019 Odds

William Hill's markets for this Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules 2019 PPV have been published.

Customers can bet on all of the matches that are scheduled to take place on the night. In this post, I'll run through all of the markets in order and point out the early prices.

The Smackdown Tag Team Championship market has opened with the current titleholders - Daniel Bryan and Rowan - as 8/13 favourites. Heavy Machinery and The New Day are both available at 3/1 each.

Aleister Black is a short 1/8 fave to go over Cesaro. A surprise win for the underdog will pay out at 9/2.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion - Bayley - has been installed at 2/5 for her two-on-one handicap match against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. The challengers are 7/4.

Braun Strowman is a 4/7 favourite to beat Bobby Lashley (13/10) in the last man standing match.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion - Drew Gulak - is 1/5 to successfully retain his strap over former champ, Tony Nese (10/3).

Samoa Joe is 11/4 for his WWE Championship challenge against Kofi Kingston (1/4).

WWE United States Champion - Ricochet - is 8/13 as he battles his current nemesis, AJ Styles (6/5).

WWE Universal Champion - Seth Rollins - and WWE Raw Women's Champion, Becky Lynch are 1/6 to beat Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in the mixed tag team match in which the titles are on the line.

The Usos are 11/10 to beat the current WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Revival (4/6).

The Undertaker and Roman Reigns have been installed as 1/4 favourites for their meeting with Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre (11/4).

Prices correct as of 11:30AM BST today. The latest can be found on the William Hill Website.

New Kambi Feuds Markets And More

The oddsmakers from Kambi added a trio of new Feuds markets to their specials pages yesterday.

For those who don't know, the 'Feud' specials allow customers to bet on the winner of potential future matches should they take place (and be advertised at least 24 hours beforehand) at any point between the time the bet is struck right up to the end of WrestleMania 36.

The first match that has been priced up is for a possible Brock Lesnar versus Matt Riddle meeting.

This has been drawn up because Riddle has been building support by using social media to say that he wants to go one-on-one with The Beast.

Personally, I doubt it'll happen in time for the WrestleMania 36 cut-off. But, for those who might want a bet, both guys are at 17/20.

The second match that has been created is one I feel has a chance of making it to the SummerSlam card.

Or rather I did.

It's for The Undertaker versus Drew McIntyre. As some visitors might be aware, I backed Shane McMahon and McIntyre to beat Roman Reigns and The Undertaker when they meet at Extreme Rules 2019 this Sunday. I thought the result would lead to Taker going up against McIntyre in August at SummerSlam, but now - after having watched this week's WWE TV - I have a feeling that the babyfaces will win the bout.

Still, it doesn't mean that Taker versus McIntyre cannot happen before next April. As long as the bout is advertised within twenty-four hours of it taking place, any wagers are good to go.

Kambi has positioned McIntyre as an 11/25 favourite. A win for The Undertaker is 6/5.

I don't know when they get there, but I am confident that the third market will end up being a runner.

It's for an Alexa Bliss versus Nikki Cross match.

As I'm sure you're aware, the two have been paired up on television as 'friends' with Bliss seemingly manipulating Cross' trust. They'll meet Bayley, in a two-on-one handicap match for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship, at Extreme Rules on Sunday night. Whether they win the title and become co-champions or not, I think it's safe to conclude that the end game to the Bliss/Cross story is a breakdown leading to a feud.

Kambi has put Nikki down as a 13/25 favourite.  A win for Alexa is priced at 13/10.

Before I finish, I'd like to point out a Feuds market that has been available since mid-May that I've decided to have a bet on.

It's for a possible meeting between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar's price was cut initially. This is mainly because he become this year's Money in the Bank winner. However, when the market was republished yesterday, it was Rollins' price that was shorter than previous adjustments.

Kambi Feuds - Rollins .vs. Lesnar

I thought that it was worth a gamble on Lesnar to win against Rollins just in case there is another champion versus champion match at this year's Survivor Series.

A lot of things need to fall into place for the bet to work, but I thought Lesnar at 23/20 is worth a gamble in case both are titleholders come November.

I strongly believe that - if Lesnar and Rollins ever meet again, in a proper match - that the result will be a Lesnar win.

And if they don't wrestle before Mania 36, the bet will be voided.