Monday, 25 July 2016

Battleground's Double DQ

Last night's double disqualification in the WWE Intercontinental Championship match at Battleground caused minor confusion to some punters.

I had a few messages on Twitter and left on the blog last night and early today asking how I would have settled it and the answer is exactly how the bookies did.

All the bookmakers over here in Europe settle on the official result that is published on World Wrestling Entertainment's website. I know that does not have this rule, but would be surprised if the company graded a winner in that mess of a finish.

The WWE Twitter account added to the confusion by announcing that 'it appears (The Miz) has been counted out, but Darren Young has him locked in!' That wasn't the first time the WWE Twitter handl wasn't in sync with the website Although, it could be argued that the tweet wasn't giving an official ruling.

If anything ever happens like this again, and I am sure it will, the rule of thumb should always be to wait and see what the result is on the official website because that's what nearly every bookmaker will refer to for settlement purposes.

WWE Battleground 2016 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Battleground 2016 betting favourites. They are ranked in order of how short their odds are at when the PPV was beginning.

Sami Zayn -4500
Rusev -4500
Natalya -2750
The Wyatts -2750
Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -2000
Dean Ambrose -1500
Breezango -1500 (Pre-show winners)
The Miz -1200
Cena, Enzo and Cass -600

You can still bet during the show at:

William Hill's Method Of Victory Odds For Battleground 2016

Click on image to expand has published a handful of 'Method of Victory' markets where customers can bet on how some of the Battleground matches will end.

The price I am interested in is the 2/1 for Charlotte to be pinned or submitted as I believe Sasha should pin or force Charlotte to quit to set up something for SummerSlam.

The market can be found under 'TV/Specials' on the William Hill Website.

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2016 Odds As Of 12am BST

Here are the WWE Battleground 2016 odds from as of 12am BST. Below each match market are notes indicating where the money has landed within the hour.

Dean Ambrose -1500
Seth Rollins +1150
Roman Reigns +1550

Ambrose has been backed from -1200 within the past hour

Sami Zayn  -2000
Kevin Owens +1000

Zayn's odds have shortened from -1500

Cena, Enzo and Cass -600
Styles and The Club +400

The edge has gone to Styles and The Club as their odds have fallen from +450 between 11pm and 12am BST

The Miz -1200
Darren Young +600

The Miz's odds have gone from -1050 to -1200

The New Day +800
Wyatt Family -1700

The Wyatts have dropped from -1500

Becky Lynch +800
Natalya -1700

The market hasn't moved since 11pm

Rusev -2000
Zack Ryder +1000

Rusev's number has dropped from -1500

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -2000
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +1000

Sasha and her partner have been backed from -1500

The Usos +650
Breezango -1350

The 'Breezango' selection has been backed from -900

Bet at 5dimes

Sunday, 24 July 2016

5Dimes' Battleground Odds As Of 11pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Battleground 2016 odds as of 11pm BST along with some notes as to how the prices differ from the 10pm visit.

Dean Ambrose -1200
Seth Rollins +1000
Roman Reigns +1400

Dean Ambrose has been backed from -900

Sami Zayn -1500
Kevin Owens +700

Sami Zayn has also been backed from -900

Cena, Enzo and Cass -750
Styles and The Club +450

The babyfaces have been backed from -675

The Miz -1050
Darren Young +550

No difference within the past hour.

The New Day +700
Wyatt Family -1500

Wyatts have shortened from -1500

Becky Lynch +800
Natalya -1700

Natalya had been -1500

Rusev -1500
Zack Ryder +700

The US Champion had been -1350

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -1500
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +700

Sasha/? has been backed from -1350

The Usos +500
Breezango -900

Bet at 5dimes

Another Prop From William Hill For Battleground

Another prop has just been published over at and it is:

Main Event To End In A Double Pinfall 3/1

Guess who suggested it?

I've been fantasy booking how the company will end up splitting up the world title and thought the best way to do this would be to have Dean Ambrose (Smackdown) and one of the other wrestlers in the match pin the third guy so there will be a dispute between Raw and Smackdown as to who is the world champion.

I don't even know if it's worth having a punt now considering Dean Ambrose's odds have shortened off-shore, but it was one of the prop markets I had been looking forward to seeing this weekend. I was curious to see what odds a double pin would be set at and I got my answer.

William Hill's Specials For Battleground has published some special prop markets for tonight's pay-per-view.

The first prop gives the customers the opportunity to bet on Sasha Banks' partner being Bayley or not.

The 'Bayley to be Sasha Banks' Mystery Partner' odds are a short 4/11 while the 'Bayley NOT to be Sasha's Partner' option is 2/1.

Randy Orton is returning tonight and he'll be a guest on Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel. The traders have set prices on Orton executing the RKO on the show host.

The 'Randy Orton to hit an RKO on Chris Jericho' option is 1/2  If you think Jericho will get away without being RKO'd, the bookie will pay out at odds of 6/4.

Of the four props, the one that is EASY to pick is the 'Yes' to Randy Orton doing the RKO on Chris Jericho.

Randy Orton hasn't been on TV for nearly a year, and people will expect an RKO out of nowhere. Chris Jericho will be easy pickings.

The markets can be found alongside other WWE Battleground odds under 'TV/Specials' at

5Dimes' Battleground Odds As Of 10pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's Battleground 2016 odds as of 10pm BST this evening.

Dean Ambrose -900
Seth Rollins +800
Roman Reigns +1200

Sami Zayn -900
Kevin Owens +500

Cena, Enzo and Cass -675
Styles and The Club +425

The Miz -1050
Darren Young +550

The New Day +550
Wyatt Family -1050

Becky Lynch +700
Natalya -1500

Rusev -1350
Zack Ryder +650

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -1350
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +650

The Usos +400
Breezango -600

The only market that has changed - and it's a slight difference at that - is the Becky Lynch .vs. Natalya. The latter has been backed from -1200.

Odds from

More WWE Battleground Odds Shifts

There have been some big moves in the WWE Battleground 2016 market at to go with the Dean Ambrose moving to -900.

They are:
  • Sami Zayn moving from -600 to -900
  • The Wyatts from -425 to -1050
  • Rusev from -900 to -1350
  • Sasha and ? -600 to -1350

Bet at 5dimes

Ambrose Now -900

Dean Ambrose is now a -900 to win the triple threat at tonight's WWE Battleground pay-per-view.

It was only a few minutes ago that the WWE Champion was available at odds of -420.

As a result, Seth Rollins' price has gone out from +450 to +800 and Roman Reigns is now +1200 from +800.

Odds from

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds As Of 9pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's betting odds as of 9pm BST this evening. Along with the prices are notes on where any changes have occurred.

Dean Ambrose -420
Seth Rollins +450
Roman Reigns +800

Seth Rollins' fall continues since 6:30pm BST where he had been +580. Dean Ambrose's role as favourite has improved (for the punter) as he had been -510. Reigns has moved out from +680.

Sami Zayn -600
Kevin Owens +400

Zayn was -190 at 5pm, so the edge is obviously going to him. Owens had been +150.

Cena, Enzo and Cass -675
Styles and The Club +425

This market has remained stationary throughout the day.

The Miz -1050
Darren Young +550

Miz's odds continue to shorten. They were -400 at 5pm. Darren Young has drifted out further from +280.

Becky Lynch +600
Natalya -1200

More money landing on the heel to win the first match of the program. Natalya was -295 earlier. Becky Lynch has gone out from +215.

Rusev -900
Zack Ryder +500

No difference.

The New Day  +305
Wyatt Family -425

Same as above.

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -600
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +400

Interestingly, the odds for Charlotte and Dana Brooke have dropped as they had been +450 outsiders. Sasha and her partner had been -650.

The Usos +400
Breezango -600

Breezango went from -245 to -600 between 5pm and 9pm. The Usos have gone out from +175.

The markets can be found under 'Other Sports' at

Alert About A Term On MyBookie

I have just received an email from a regular visitor who signed up to MyBookie last month for Money in the Bank. At the time, he told me he had a good experience with the firm as he was able to deposit and withdraw his winnings.

Well, to cut a long story short, he has just emailed me and the story is different this month.

He placed three bets on WWE today. A few hours later, he noticed the odds were taken off and he spoke to live chat where he was told he wasn't allowed to bet on wrestling in future.

Further to this, he was told that he could only withdraw his winnings if he bets on the major sports

The website is covered with a term that states the company accepts customers who are recreational punters only. Therefore, it isn't suitable for those of you who are only signing up just to bet on pro wrestling. You must place wagers on the main sports on offer per the terms of the agreement. Had I known this ahead of time, I would have made it clear from the start so I apologise for this.

Bovada & Bodog WWE Battleground Markets Closed

The Bovada and Bodog Sportsbooks' WWE Battleground 2016 markets were taken down earlier today.

If any of you are in the US, Canada or other countries where these sportsbooks operated, and would still like to bet on tonight's PPV then a list of bookmakers that have/had published odds for this month's show can be viewed here:'s Battleground Guide.

Another thing regarding Bovada/Bodog - both of the websites are scheduled to be taken down from 1am Eastern right up until around 6pm Eastern (July 25 2016).

Seth Rollins' Battleground Odds Dip

Seth Rollins' odds to win the triple threat at WWE Battleground have dipped since the 5pm update when I went through every match market from

The former WWE Champion had been +640 when I last checked in. 

As a result of the change, Dean Ambrose's odds to retain the title with a win have improved from -530 to -510. Those of you looking for Roman Reigns claiming the title can now back him at +680. This is the loftiest price he has been so far this month.

There's nothing much to read into it. I find it interesting because this is the first sign of movement in this particular market since Saturday night in the UK.

Odds correct as of 6:35pm BST.

Bet at 5dimes

Bayley Now 1/10 To Be Sasha Banks' Partner

In a follow up to my most recent post, Bayley Now 1/5 To Be Sasha Banks' Partner, I now give you..

Bayley Now 1/10 To Be Sasha Banks' Partner!

Here are the latest odds from

Bayley Now 1/5 To Be Sasha Banks' Partner

Bayley has now been moved into 1/5 to become Sasha Banks' tag team partner at WWE Battleground tonight.

PWInsider has reported that - as of last night - the plan was for Bayley to make her main roster debut in the spot tonight.

She had opened at odds of 4/1 when Coral published the market earlier today.

Odds correct as of 5:30pm BST. Image from

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds As Of 5pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Battleground 2016 odds as of 5pm BST.

Dean Ambrose -530
Seth Rollins +640
Roman Reigns +640

Sami Zayn -190
Kevin Owens +150

Cena, Enzo and Cass -675
Styles and The Club +425

The Miz -400
Darren Young +280

The New Day +305
Wyatt Family -425

Becky Lynch +215
Natalya -295

Rusev -900
Zack Ryder +500

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -650
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +420

The Usos +175
Breezango -245

The price changes that have been made since this morning's 5Dimes update are:

- Kevin Owens has been backed from +180 into +150
- Becky Lynch's odds have dipped from +250 to +215

5Dimes' Battleground odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Lita 4/1 To Be Sasha Banks' Partner

Lita is 4/1 to be Sasha Banks' tag team partner at Battleground tonight in a market that is available from and the bookmakers on this list.

Here are the odds as of 3:12pm BST.

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Lita's odds are falling fast. They were 8/1 not so long ago.

More Battleground Kick-Off Odds

Another few sportsbooks have released betting odds for the Battleground Kick-Off.

As you can see, the team of Breezango are short favourites to pick the W before the main card starts. If think The Usos will end up being booked to win, then the bookies will pay out at odds of 47/20. 

The above market is taken from the sports betting menu at The same prices can be found on this list.

Is Sasha Banks' Mystery Partner Lita?

Sasha Banks just tweeted this out a short while ago...

Could 'I Just Wanna Lucha With My Friends' be a subtle hint that her mystery partner for tonight is Lita, who trained in Mexico?

Lita was brought up by Dave Meltzer as a dark horse possibility on today's Wrestling Observer Radio.

Earlier this weekend, Banks told her Twitter followers that not even Meltzer would be able to guess who would team alongside her at the PPV. Therefore, this could be a troll job on Banks' part.

Either way, I'm backing Lita just for the sake of it.

The punters have already acted. Lita has fallen from 8/1 into 2/1 in the Mystery Partner market at  just as I was about to publish this post.

Sky Bet's Battleground 2016 Kick-Off Odds is now accepting wagers on the Kick-Off match that will take place ahead of tonight's WWE Battleground pay-per-view.

The firm has installed The Usos as 2/1 outsiders. Their opponents - Breezango - are a short 4/11.

The market can be found on Sky Bet's Wrestling Betting Page.

Coral Publishes Sasha Banks Mystery Partner Odds

The oddsmakers at have published a Battleground prop market where customers can predict/bet on Sasha Banks' mystery partner to help her take on Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

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Just like with the market that had been available from these bookmakers, Nia Jax is the favourite. My original intuition was to back her when she was 5/2 elsewhere. I have since changed my mind because Sasha Banks has been teasing that the person who teams up with her is going to be a surprise that not even Dave Meltzer would guess.

That's quite the challenge!

Here are some thoughts on the names. They aren't picks or tips, just thoughts.

Summer Rae at 20/1 is a decent price. It was brought to my attention that she had retweeted a GIF somebody had sent her showing her and Banks together.

Naomi (2/1) has been on Twitter showing new glow in the dark clothes.

Nikki Bella (5/1) has been cleared by her doctors and has hinted that she'll be shaking off ring rust and preparing for her return at the WWE Performance Center.

Billie Kay (25/1) is an interesting name. She has had ring time with Dana Brooke recently.

Trish Stratus (9/1) is an interesting prospect. I've noticed that she's also been very WWE heavy with her tweets on Twitter lately. Especially in the build to the draft and the release of Topps cards with her image on them.

The market can be found under 'TV Specials' on the Coral Website.

Comparing 5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds To Bovada & MyBookie

Following on from the update where I went over the Battleground 2016 price changes at 5Dimes, I thought I'd take a look through other off-shore sportsbooks' pricing for tonight to see whether there's any value for bettors overseas.

In most cases, there is a difference between 5Dimes' numbers and those at and Bovada USA. Here's what I've found.

Before I begin, if you aren't clients of all of these sportsbooks, you can do so via these links or in the banners below.

Triple Threat

Dean Ambrose is -530 to win the main event if you back him at 5Dimes or MyBookie. However, the best price you can select him is the +350 from Bovada.

Still want to bet on Seth Rollins? 5Dimes has him at a valuable  +640. A winning punt on Roman Reigns will also pay out at a best price  +640 from 5Dimes.

Sami Zayn .vs. Kevin Owens

Zayn has been backed from -120 into -260 at 5Dimes. His odds have also moved in his favour at Bovada where he went from -120 to -130. The better number can be backed at MyBookie where he and Owens are still -120 each.

5Dimes is offering the best price for a Kevin Owens win. He's +180 there.

Cena, Enzo and Cass .vs. Styles and The Club

The babyfaces are -675 at 5Dimes and MyBookie. Bovada has the best price with them at -400.

On the other side of the market, Styles and The Club can be backed at +425 with either 5Dimes or MyBookie.

Rusev .vs. Zack Ryder

5Dimes has had Rusev priced at -900 since early yesterday morning. MyBookie also has him at -900. Bovada is asking for more as he's -1000 there.

The best value for a Ryder win can be found at ALL sites. He's +500.

Becky Lynch .vs. Natalya

Natalya moved from +350 to -350 at 5Dimes between 6am and 9am BST this morning. Bovada and MyBookie still have her as an outsider. You can pick her at +450 at MyBookie or a lower +300 at Bovada. The former is the better value, obviously.

It goes without saying that if you'd like to chance a Becky Lynch win at this stage, the value goes to 5Dimes' +250.

The New Day .vs. The Wyatts

This is peculiar as The Wyatts went from -380 to -460 between 12an and 6am, but then moved to -425 somewhere between 6am and 9am. As the price moved in favour of New Day when the other big changes occurred, I'm somewhat leaning on them to win this match. Their odds went from +260 to +320 to +305 in the same period.

The +305 is the best price from the three websites.

If you'd like to back their opponents, the better number is the -380 from MyBookie.

The Miz .vs. Darren Young

Another crazy market. Darren Young became a favourite on Thursday night but has now been forced back to outsider status. His price moved from -230 to +280 between 6 and 9am. The Miz is now a -400 favourite moving from +170.

MyBookie and Bovada still list Darren Young as a favourite, so if you'd like to back The Miz then the +170 from MyBookie is where the value is.

The Usos .vs. Breezango

The heels went from -110 to -245 when the flurry came in this morning. If you'd like to back them, the 'Breezango' selection is +100 at MyBookie.

If you'd like to back The Usos, the best price is also available from MyBookie as the firm has them at -140 in contrast to the aforementioned -245 from 5Dimes.

Bovada does not have this match on its books.

Sasha and ? .vs. Charlotte and Dana

This is another market that's unavailable from Bovada.

5Dimes installed this market last night and put Sasha and her mystery partner as -160 favourites. The market has been heavily backed since that moment onwards. They're now -650.

MyBookie followed suit and put this market up with Sasha and her partner at -160. Unlike 5Dimes, the odds have remained at -160. Great odds.

If you doubt that they'll win, and want to back the heels, the best available number is the +420 from 5Dimes.

And there you have it. Please note that all of the odds are correct as of the time of publishing and they'll may have changed if you're reading this post later in the day.

ALERT: There is a term in the MyBookie customer agreement that you must gamble on other sports as well as pro wrestling. If you have any intention of signing up for this company, they will require you to honour this part of the agreement.

WWE Battleground Betting : It's A New Day?

In my most recent post, where I went through the WWE Battleground 2016 odds changes at, I noted that 'the edge is going in favour of The New Day'.

And so, I must bet on it.

For those of you who missed the post, I pointed out that some heavy betting had forced some of the favourites into underdogs and vice versa. At the time these bets were wagered, The New Day had dropped slightly from +320 to +305. 

It might not mean anything, but with some of the bookmakers over here in Europe still with the tag champs as outsiders, it's worthy of a speculative punt.

I've taken the 3/1 that's available on Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page.

Another option is the 5/2 that's avalable from

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds For Sunday Morning & There Are Big Changes

I had a quick look over the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Battleground odds at 6am BST this morning. Since then, there has been bigger changes in some of the markets. In this post, I'll share the latest.

Triple Threat

Still no change since the most recent WWELeaks update (around 12am BST this morning). Dean Ambrose is -530, Seth Rollins is +640 and Roman Reigns +640.

Sami Zayn .vs. Kevin Owens

This market has moved. It had stayed at a -120 pick 'em for almost four days but has now gone the way - once again - in favour of Zayn.

He is now a -260 favourite. Kevin Owens is +180

Cena, Enzo and Cass .vs. Styles and The Club

No change since the 12am post. The babyfaces are -675, AJ and company +425.

The Miz .vs. Darren Young

Wow. The Miz has now become the favourite to retain the Intercontinental Championship with a win over Darren Young. If you recall - on Thursday, Young moved from outsider to favourite in a short space of time.

Miz has dropped from +170 to -400 since last night. Young has now been sent up to +280 from -230.

New Day .vs. Wyatts

This is an interesting one. The New Day option was +260 just before midnight and it had moved out to +320 by 6am. It has now dropped to +305.

In the same period, The Wyatts have gone from -380 to -460 to -425, so the current edge is going in favour of The New Day.

Rusev .vs. Zack Ryder

No change since Saturday morning. Rusev is -900 and his opponent is +500.

Sasha Banks and ? (but not Jim Neidhart).vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke

Sasha and her opponent have had continuous action since last night. The pair were -410 when I checked in late on Saturday, they were -600 at 6am and now -650.

The heels have moved out from +290 to +400 to +420.

The Usos .vs. Breezango 

This one has flipped in favour of the bad guys. They were +100 last night, moved to -110 by 6am and now into -245.

As a result, The Usos have moved from -140 favourites into +175 dogs.

Becky Lynch .vs. Natalya

Another total flip and contradicts price changes from Thursday evening that forced Becky from a -260 to -530 favourite within the space of an hour.

Becky was -750 on my last visit of Saturday. She was then a shorter -530 at 6am but is now a full blown outsider with a line of +250.

The edge has evidently gone to Natalya. She has dropped from +450 to +350 to -350 in the same space of time.

All of the prices are correct as of 9am BST. The latest can be viewed under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Bet at 5dimes

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2016 Odds As Of Late Saturday (BST)

Here are the betting odds as of just before 12am BST this morning. There are also some notes - where appropriate - indicating where the customers have been been wagering since Saturday evening.

Dean Ambrose -530
Seth Rollins +640
Roman Reigns +640

Ambrose's price hasn't moved all day. His opponents were both +500 but have both moved out to +640 each. This leads one to suspect the customers have bet on 'The Field vs Seth Rollins' and 'The Field .vs. Roman Reigns' as the odds for both selections have gone from -900 to -1320.

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

Still no change since Wednesday. Please don't let this end in Kane causing a no contest.

Cena, Enzo and Cass -675
Styles and The Club +425

The babyfaces' odds have shortened from -530 while AJ Styles and The Club have moved out from +350.

The Miz +170
Darren Young -230

Darren Young is back down to -230 from-210. The Miz moved up from +160.

The New Day +260
Wyatt Family -380

The customers have sided with New Day this evening. The WWE Tag Team Champions had been +280. The Wyatts were -400.

Becky Lynch -750
Natalya +450

Becky has been backed from -600 through this evening. As a result, the oddsmakers have moved Natalya out from +400.

Rusev -900
Zack Ryder +500

A non-mover through Saturday.

Sasha Banks and Mystery Partner -410
Charlotte and Dana Brooke +290

This market opened at around 9:30pm BST. Sasha and her partner were available at a mouthwatering -160. The customers evidently jumped in and forced the odds down. Their opponents had been +120.

The Usos -140
Breezango +100

The Kick-Off odds were installed at the same time as the women's tag team match. The prices haven't changed.

I'll be back in the morning to compare the numbers above with any late-night moves.

In the meantime, you can view the latest odds on the betting board at

Saturday, 23 July 2016

MyBookie Posts 2 New Battleground Markets has installed two new match markets for WWE Battleground. One includes the women's tag team match where the babyfaces are being offered at a very nice price.

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As you can see from the image above, the sportsbook has 'Sasha Banks / Partner' at -160 while their opponents are +120.

In the most recent post, I mentioned that 5Dimes had published odds for this match and the favourites were -160 and I recommended a play on them as they're very short on this side of the world.

The 5Dimes price has since shortened, so - if you're able to bet with MyBookie - then the value is to take the price on offer here.

New market number two is the Kick-Off which will see The Usos going up against Breezango.

ALERT: There is a term in the MyBookie customer agreement that you must gamble on other sports as well as pro wrestling. If you have any intention of signing up for this company, they will require you to honour this part of the agreement.

The market can be found under 'Wrestling' on the sportsbook menu at New customers can join via the banner below:

2 New Battleground Match Markets Published At 5Dimes

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added two new match markets to its board for tomorrow night's WWE Battleground PPV.

Clients can now wager on the two tag team matches.

Sasha Banks and her mystery partner are -160 favourites as of the time of writing. Their opponents Dana Brook and Charlotte, are out at +120.

-160 is too good not to take if you can bet with 5Dimes. The team is far shorter over here in Europe.

The other tag team match will take place on the Kick-Off. The Usos are -140 to defeat Breezango (+100).

These markets can be found alongisde other Battleground odds under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Ambrose Now -400 With Bovada

Dean Ambrose is now -400 in the Battleground 2016 triple threat match market that has been available to customers of

The current WWE Champion had been a -220 fave since yesterday afternoon, but the traders have shortened this price today.

As a result of this price, the bookmaker has improved the price for Roman Reigns. He's now a +500 underdog - he had been +350.

Seth Rollins' number remains untouched. He's still +300 to win it all.

Other price changes that have been made since 11am today have seen Sami Zayn backed from -120 into -130, Rusev move from -700 to -1000, Becky Lynch is now -500 from -400 and The Wyatt Family have shortened from -300 to -400.

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds As Of 6pm Saturday

Here are the latest WWE Battleground 2016 odds from If you read this morning's update, there's no need to read on - the prices haven't changed.

Dean Ambrose -530
Seth Rollins +500
Roman Reigns +500

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

Cena, Enzo and Cass -530
Styles and The Club +350

The Miz +160
Darren Young -210

The New Day +280
Wyatt Family -400

Becky Lynch -600
Natalya +400

Rusev -900
Zack Ryder +500

Bet at 5dimes

Darren Young Now 8/15 In Battleground Betting At has now inserted Darren Young as a 8/15 favourite to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship match at Battleground 2016.

The Miz is now priced at 5/4, He had been 4/6.

Odds correct as of 3:33pm BST. View Paddy Power's WWE Battleground Markets.

Darren Young EVS In Europe

Here's one for the customers out there. Brought to my attention by a regular visitor - Thor.

The sportsbook has a WWE Intercontinental Championship market available (there wasn't one up when the odds were first installed).

Darren Young, who is favourite at all the domestic bookies, is EVENS to win his match against The Miz.

This market can be found alongside other Battleground odds on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

Coral's Battleground '16 Odds For Saturday July 23rd

Odds from

It has been three days since the post where I revealed Coral's WWE Battleground 2016 betting odds, so I've decided to publish an update to see where the sportsbook's customers have been putting their money.

Two markets have remain as they were on Wednesday. They are the US Championship and the trios match that has Cena, Enzo and Big Cass going up against Styles and The Club.

The Wyatt Family selection has evidently seen some interest as it has gone from 4/7 to 4/11 while their opponents' odds have moved out from 5/4.

The Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens market opened with the former 5/4, so his odds falling points to the customers having sided with him at this early stage. Kevin Owens was 8/11, so the traders have improved his price to 10/11. 

Dean Ambrose has been backed in the main event market as the WWE Champion was originally a 4/7 favourite. Seth Rollins has moved out from 5/2 to 3/1, Roman Reigns is now 9/2 from 4/1.

The most notable chance has been for the WWE Intercontinental Championship match. 

Darren Young, who will challenge The Miz for the title on Sunday, was originally installed as the underdog. His price of 5/4 has now been cut to 1/2. This is due to Young being backed from outsider to favourite in off-shore betting. As a result of this flip, The Miz - who had been a 4/7 fave - is now a slight 6/4 outsider.

All of these prices were correct as of the time of posting. They can be viewed under 'TV Specials' on the sportsbook menu at  New customers can claim a welcome offer by joining through the banner I have added below:

Sports Interaction WWE Battleground 2016 Odds

The oddsmakers at the Canadian sportsbook - - have released betting odds for tomorrow night's WWE Battleground 2016 battleground.

There are six match markets on the board. One particular market is intriguing, but I'll leave that one last.

The New Day have been priced up as +220 outsiders for their battle against The Wyatt Family (-333).

Sami Zayn gets a slight nod as a -125 fave over Kevin Owens who's -110.

Rusev is the shortest favourite on the board. He's -833 while the challenger to the US Championship - Zack Ryder - is +400.

The trio of AJ Styles and The Club are +250 underdogs for their bout against John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass. A winning bet on the babyfaces will pay out at odds of -400.

Dean Ambrose is -227 to retain the WWE Title in the triple threat match that will main event the pay-per-view. His opponents, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are +200 and +300 respectively.

Finally, the market that stands out is the one for the Intercontinental Championship.

The oddsmakers have Darren Young as an outsider. He's available at +125. In contrast, he's a -200 with Bodog Canada.

For what it's worth, The Miz is -175.

As noted, this sportsbook is for Canadian customers. You can find the WWE odds alongside the MMA prices at New clients can sign up below to get the latest welcome offer:

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds For Saturday Morning

I have made two visits to the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Battleground betting markets today. One was at 6am BST and the second was a short while ago. No price changes have been made between the two times. However, there were slight adjustments made between the Friday night viewing and the early morning browse.

Here are the odds as of 6am (and 9:30am). with notes on the changes.

Cena, Enzo and Cass -530
Sryles and The Club +350

No difference when compared to yesterday night.

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

This market has not moved for three days.

Rusev -900
Zack Ryder +500

The customers have backed Rusev from -750 while the challenger has drifted out from +450.

Becky Lynch -600
Natalya +400

Becky's price was at -530 last night. Natalya's role as outsider has jumped up by fifty points.

New Day +280
Wyatts -400

The Wyatt Family have been backed from -350 while the opponents' number has risen from +250.

The Miz +160
Darren Young -210

The Miz was backed overnight. His price has dropped from +170. Darren Young's spot as favourite has now improved for the punter. As he his previous line was -230.

Dean Ambrose -530
Seth Rollins +500
Roman Reigns +500

The sportsbook's customers have backed the WWE Champion from -475 into the -530 he is now. However, the compilers have not improved the lines for the other two selections as they could have been backed at +500 each yesterday night.

5Dimes' Battleground odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Where To Bet On WWE Battleground 2016

The next event on the WWE pay-per-view calendar is Battleground 2016. It'll take place from Washington DC on July 24th.

In this post, I'll list most of the sportsbooks that have published Battleground betting odds in the weeks and days leading up to the show. I'll update this list as soon as I am able to and change the date so it's near the top of the list of post titles.

The bwin Sportsbook

The bwin Sportsbook first released betting markets for the event on the day following Money in the Bank. The early odds gave customers the opportunity to predict the wrestlers who will win some of the championship matches on the night. You can read this post where I announced the release of these markets.

When they're available, the odds can be found under 'Entertainment' on the sportsbook menu at


If you're a poker player with an PartyPoker account, you can bet on Battleground with the sports betting platform that is available at

The markets are a mirror of the prices that have been released by bwin. Just like with bwin, they're filed under 'Entertainment' on the PartySport menu at

888Sport published its first prices for Battleground on June 30th. They can be viewed under 'WWE' on the sportsbook menu.


The sportsbook at the casino website has published WWE odds as of June 30th.


The casino has WWE Battleground betting odds on its sportsbook menu. They were installed on Thursday June 30th.


Unibet customers can bet on WWE Battleground as of June 30th. The markets are found under 'WWE' on the menu at


If you're a client of, you can find WWE Battleground odds if you type 'WWE' into the search bar on the new sportsbook that has launched. Not a customer? Sign up via this link.

Grosvenor Casinos

The new sportsbook at is also accepting wagers on World Wrestling Entertainment events. The markets can be found under 'WWE' on the sportsbook menu.

Betfair Sportsbook

The Betfair Sportsbook's WWE Battleground odds were first installed in early July. They can be viewed under 'Special Bets' on the menu at

Bodog Sportsbook

Customers who can join the Canadian oddsmaker - Bodog - can also bet on WWE Battleground. Odds were available on Monday July 18th. You can find them under 'Wrestling' on the sportsbook menu on the Bodog Website

Bovada Sportsbook

Customers who can bet with the US-facing Bovada Sportsbook can also bet on Battleground. Its WWE betting odds can be found under 'Wrestling' on the sports betting menu at

5Dimes Sportsbook

The oddsmakers at 5Dimes published their Battleground odds on Tuesday July 20th. You can view the lines under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Sportsbet Australia

Visitors in Australia, and other countries where this Sportsbet Australia operates, can bet on WWE Battleground after the bookmaker released odds for the main event.

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Paddy Power

Paddy Power's WWE Battleground 2016 betting odds were first published on Wednesday 20th July. They can be viewed by following this link to the company's WWE Betting Page.

Sky Bet

Sky Bet's WWE odds were published on Wednesday July 20th. You can view the current prices by following this link to Sky Bet's Wrestling Page.


The oddsmakers at published odds for Battleground on July 20th.

William Hill

William Hill's WWE Battleground odds were published on Friday July 22nd. View the latest odds through this link


Ladbrokes' Battleground odds were also published on the Friday ahead of Battleground. View the latest odds through this link.

Sports Interaction

The Canadian betting firm, is also taking bets on Battleground. The markets can be found alongside the MMA betting odds on the SI website.


The oddsmakers at have published betting odds for the Battleground undercard and also the main event. View the main event odds through this link.

ALERT: There is a term in the MyBookie customer agreement that you must gamble on other sports as well as pro wrestling. If you have any intention of signing up for this company, they will require you to honour this part of the agreement.

Friday, 22 July 2016

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 Odds For July 22nd (PM)

This is the final checkpoint I am setting for WWE Battleground 2016 betting odds for Friday. Here are the prices as of 11:59pm BST.

Dean Ambrose -475
Seth Rollins +500
Roman Reigns +500

Ambrose's odds have shortened through the evening. It was -260 at 5pm. Seth Rollins has moved out from +390 and Roman Reigns from +450 in the same period.

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

No movement here. The market hasn't moved since at least Wednesday morning.

Cena, Enzo and Cass -530
Styles and The Club +350

The Friday bettors have backed the babyfaces from -475. AJ Styles and The Club have increased from +325.

Rusev -750
Zack Ryder +450

No change.

The Miz +170
Darren Young -230

The wagers are now once again coming in on Darren Young as his price has moved from -190 since 5pm. Miz went out from +150.

The New Day +250
Wyatt Family -350

The Wyatts' number has been backed from -290. Their opponents' price has gone out from +210.

Becky Lynch -530
Natalya +350

Becky Lynch is now back to -530. The number she was this time last night before Natalya's odds dropped early today. Becky was -400 at 5pm BST today, so she has seen interest in that time.

I'll return early tomorrow morning to look through the odds once again. In the meantime, you can check out the betting board at

MyBookie's WWE Battleground 2016 Odds Published

The oddsmakers at have released betting odds for this Sunday's WWE Battleground pay-per-view.

As of the time of publishing, the sportsbook is accepting wagers on seven bouts on the card.

The undercard odds are as follows:

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass -475
AJ Styles and The Club +325

Becky Lynch -400
Natalya +280

The Miz +150
Darren Young -190

Rusev -750
Zack Ryder +450

The New Day +220
The Wyatts -300

The above matches can be found under 'Wrestling/WWE-Matchups' on the sportsbook menu at

The main event market is found on the WWE Specials Page of the MyBookie website. The current odds for this match are:

Dean Ambrose -260
Seth Rollins +300
Roman Reigns +325

ALERT: There is a term in the MyBookie customer agreement that you must gamble on other sports as well as pro wrestling. If you have any intention of signing up for this company, they will require you to honour this part of the agreement.

Another Look Over The Sasha Banks Mystery Partner Odds

It has been over a week since a prop market was installed where customers could wager on the wrestler that teams up with Sasha Banks to take on Charlotte and Dana Brooke at Battleground on Sunday, so it's time for another update.

Here's how the betting has gone so far.

To Be Sasha Banks' Partner At Battleground 2016 Betting Odds

When the market was first installed, Bayley and Paige were the joint-favourites. At the time, I noted that Nia Jax was worth considering because she hadn't filmed anything for upcoming episodes of NXT. The only catch was her name wasn't on the list. She was added a few days later and I did take the 5/2 on offer because I thought it was worthy of a bet considering the possibility she would be drafted the following day.

As we now know, Jax was drafted to the Raw brand alongside Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Dana Brooke. The odds now falling to 1/2 point to other punters noting the foursome will be working the same TV show from Monday onwards and jumped on as well.

One of the early favourites, Bayley, was not drafted. This does not mean she won't be introduced to the main roster via this match although I highly doubt it for numerous reasons. For example, she's challenging Asuka for the NXT Women's Title at NXT TakeOver (not that that has prevented others from working NXT and the main shows). Another one that is striking is the fact that WWE has brought up a lot of ladies from NXT lately. Losing Bayley this soon will spread the division even thinner. 

Nikki Bella's price dropping from 5/1 to 7/2 from yesterday to today does not surprise me. She has announced that her doctors have given her the all-clear to return to the ring. In her tweet, she showed a picture of WWE's Performance Center the implication being she would have to go there to re-acclimate herself like all other wrestlers returning from injury lay-offs. 

I guess some punters took a gamble on the information being subterfuge and she will end up being the surprise partner.

What I did find surprising when looking through the odds this week is that Nikki's sister - Brie - didn't have her price drop at any point. I know she is semi-retired and working on building a family with Daniel Bryan. However, I thought some bettors - or even the oddsmakers - would have made her price a little lower now that Bryan is back to TV in a prominent role. The downside - the three wrestlers in this market are all Raw-based and Bryan is on Smackdown. 

This isn't a recommendation to bet on her - it's just that I was surprised her odds went up rather than down with the Daniel Bryan reveal.

Another subtle hint that I was alerted to by one of the regular visitors - Thor - was made by Summer Rae. She has retweeted a GIF that somebody had posted of her and Sasha in a backstage segment on one of the TV shows. 

The problem with this? Summer Rae isn't on the betting list.

I might have rose-tinted glasses on because I have a bet with her name on it, but I really do think Nia Jax is the best option on the board. I'm unsure whether I would have backed her at 1/2, though.

The market can be found at and the websites that appear on this list.

Ladbrokes' Battleground 2016 Odds

The latest sports betting company to publish betting odds for this Sunday's WWE Battleground pay-per-view is

The odds can be viewed below.

Odds correct as of 6:30pm BST. Exact pricing can be seen on Ladbrokes' WWE Betting Page.

The Best International Odds For Battleground 2016 As Of 5pm BST (Jul 22)

Earlier today, I published a post where I went through the WWE Battleground 2016 betting markets that are available from Bodog Canada and Bovada USA. Since that time, the prices have been readjusted, so thought I'd put up a newer post showing where the best odds can be found for each match for those of you who can bet with Bovada or Bodog and

The New Day .vs. The Wyatts 

If you're looking to back either team, the best sportsbook is 5Dimes. The company has New Day +210 and The Wyatts -290.

In contrast, Bovada/Bodog has +200 to the babyfaces and -300 to the heels.

Rusev .vs. Zack Ryder

5Dimes wins out if you're looking for Rusev to retain by going over his opponent. He's -750, but is a huge -1000 elsewhere.

Bodog/Bovada have Zack Ryder at +550. This is better than the +450 from 5Dimes.

The Miz .vs. Darren Young

The most topical market of the day as Darren Young's odds fell fast last night forcing the oddsmakers to make him a favourite to win on Sunday.

Bodog/Bovada still had Young a +190 outsider at 12pm BST this afternoon, but have now followed suit and made him the fave.

The 5Dimes compilers have the challenger at a better -190, when compared to the -200 from Bodog/Bovada.

If you have hope that The Miz will retain his Intercontinental Championship with a win, he's +150 with all three.

Becky Lynch .vs. Natalya

This is another market that saw some interest last night. Becky Lynch was backed from -260 into -530 but has now drifted back out to -400.

Earlier today, Lynch was available at -130 with Bodog/Bovada but the traders have moved her in line with 5Dimes' pricing.

Cena, Enzo and Cass .vs. Styles and The Club

If you want to back the good guys, then the -400 from Bodog/Bovada is your better option.

A punt on their opponents will get a better return if you do so at 5Dimes as the +325 is superior to Bodog/Bovada's +250.

Sami Zayn .vs. Kevin Owens

The easiest match out there. Both wrestlers are -120 at both options.

Triple Threat

If you believe Dean Ambrose will walk out with the W, then I recommend looking for the -220 from Bovada/Bodog as 5Dimes has him -260.

5Dimes is hands down the best for the other two options in this match. It has Seth Rollins +390 as opposed to +300. Roman Reigns is +450 with 5Dimes whereas he's +350 on the Bovada/Bodog sites.

And that's all for now. Expect more posts as the evening progresses.

5Dimes' Battleground 2016 betting odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at

Bodog Canada's WWE odds can be viewed by following this link

If you're in the USA, you can View Bovada's Battleground 2016 Odds.

William Hill's Battleground Odds

The oddsmakers from William Hill have become the latest to price up odds for this weekend's WWE Battleground pay-per-view.

There are seven match markets available for punters to choose from.

The main event has Dean Ambrose a 2/5 favourite to retain the WWE Title with a win over Seth Rollins (7/2) and Roman Reigns (4/1).

The undercard odds can be viewed in the image below.

If you'd like to bet on any of these matches, it's worth noting that the company will take the market down overnight. So - to avoid disappointment - I recommend having a bet as soon as you can. With that said, the company does tend to have the markets back up early the following morning.

Another thing I have liked lately is that the traders have released prop bets on the night of the show. I'm hoping they do the same again this month.

The markets are found under 'TV/Specials' on the A-Z menu at Alternatively, you can follow this link to get to William Hill's WWE Betting Page.

Bodog & Bovada's Battleground 2016 Odds (Jul 22nd 12PM BST)

It has been a couple of days since I last published an update on the Battleground 2016 betting markets that are available from Bodog Canada and Bovada US. That's not to state that I haven't been watching them. In this post, I'll go through each market and note where the odds have changed. Or haven't changed, in some cases..

Rusev .vs. Zack Ryder

The customers have evidently backed the US Champion to win this match. His price has shortened from -600 to -1,000 since the start of the week. Zack Ryder's number has increased from +350 to +550 in the same period.

The Miz .vs. Darren Young

This is an interesting one as Young is now a favourite at 5Dimes. He is a +190 underdog as of the time of posting so there is huge value in picking him here with the knowledge that he's a favourite elsewhere.

The Miz is a -290 favourite. He was -180 at the start of the week, so the customers have their sights set on him retaining with a win.

New Day .vs. The Wyatts

The customers have been backing The Wyatts. They were -160 on Monday, but have now moved into a shorter -260.

The New Day are now +175 dogs. They were originally +120.

John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass .vs. AJ Styles and The Club

The babyfaces have been backed from -300 to -450 through the week while Styles and The Club have drifted out from +200 to +275.

Becky Lynch .vs. Natalya

This market is new. The first prices I have are Lynch -130 and Natalya -110. The numbers haven't changed as they're still available as of the time of posting

It's worth noting, that Becky Lynch is now a -400 favourite elsewhere.

Sami Zayn .vs. Kevin Owens

Sami Zayn has started off the week as a +100 underdog while his rival was a -140 favourite. The punters have backed Zayn as they're now both at  -120.

Triple Threat

The customers appear to have been backed the challengers to Dean Ambrose's WWE Title at different points. At the start of the week, they sent Seth Rollins from +400 to +200. Then, later on, they forced Roman Reigns' price down from +450 to +300.

The current prices are: Dean Ambrose -135, Seth Rollins +200 and Roman Reigns +300.

The markets can be viewed by following the links below:

The Miz & Natalya Dip In Battleground '16 Betting

Customers of the 5Dimes Sportsbook are now forcing the oddsmakers to make Darren Young.. The Miz great again.

In the most recent post, published just after midnight, I noted that Darren Young had entered favouritism after being a +100 underdog moments earlier. His line, just before12am BST, was -215.

On the other side of the market - WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz, drifted out from -140 to +165. A complete flip from where both wrestlers were at 11pm BST on Wednesday evening.

The early Friday odds are now showing the clients have started to back The Miz has his price has now moved down from the +165 into +150 with Young's line -190.

Another big mover last night was Becky Lynch. The Lass Kicker's price went from -260 to -530 in the same time as Young's. Her opponent for Sunday, Natalaya, was moved out from +180 to +350.

The sportsbook's clients have also sided with the underdog here. Natalya has now dropped down to +280 with Lynch now -400.

The rest of the board is as follows:

Dean Ambrose -265
Seth Rollins +425
Roman Reigns +425

Sami Zayn -120
Kevin Owens -120

Cena, Enzo and Cass -475
Styles and The Club +325

The New Day +210
The Wyatts -290

Rusev -750
Zack Ryder +450

The prices were correct as of 10am BST. For the latest, check out

Darren Young Now Favourite In Battleground 2016 Betting

I have just published a post all about the 5Dimes Sportsbook's betting odds for Thursday.

Within moments of hitting 'Publish', I was alerted to a few changes on the board already.

The biggest move on the board has seen Darren Young go from a +100 outsider into -215 favourite. This does not indicate he'll win the Intercontinental Championship on Sunday - he could win the match via disqualification or count-out.

Other changes within the hour have been:

Becky Lynch from -260 to -530
Cena's Team -420 to -475
Dean Ambrose -180 to -265
The Wyatts -260 to -290

Odds from

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday Punters Backing Ambrose To Win At Battleground & More

Customers of the 5Dimes Sportsbook appear to have backed Dean Ambrose to win the triple threat at Sunday's Battleground triple threat match.

The current WWE Champion was -145 at 9am BST this morning after Wednesday betting appeared to have gone the way of Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Ambrose's price has now shortened to -180.

This fan interest in Ambrose retaining the title with a win has obviously forced the oddsmakers to improve the prices for Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Rollins has moved out from +230 to +305 and Reigns' number is now +390, an increase from +380.

As noted in a number of posts over the past day or so, there are reports and suggestions that Rollins - or even Roman Reigns - could end up reclaiming the strap on Sunday night.

The main event odds aren't alone when it comes to readjustments.

The trio of John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass have been backed from -365 into -420. Their rivals -- AJ Styles and The Club - are now +300 outsiders. The previous number I have is +255.

'The Wyatt Family' is another selection on the board that has seen action. The faction's odds have gone from -230 to -260 while The New Day has drifted out by ten points to +180.

Becky Lynch's role as a -185 favourite has now increased to -260. As a result, Natalya's price has been upped from +145 to +180.

Two other markets that have seen change are the ones for the secondary titles. Intercontinental Championship challenger - Darren Young - has been dropped from +165 to +100 while the US Championship's number one contender, Zack Ryder, has now fallen from +550 to +450. I don't have any evidence to point to, but I surmise the customers have placed doubles on the challengers in the hope that there is a PPV storyline on Sunday where the titles switch brands on the night. I wrote about this yesterday.

Even though the idea I suggested appears good on paper (or a computer screen!) - the likely outcomes are the titles remain in the possession of the holders. US Champion, Rusev, is now -750 to retain with a win (he was -1050) and The Miz is now -140. He had been -215.

The only other market on the board, Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens, is a -120 pick 'em.

Odds correct as of 11pm BST this evening. The latest can be found on the betting board at

New Day .vs. Wyatts 'Who Will Concede Defeat?' Odds For Battleground 2016 and other sportsbooks have republished their WWE Battleground 2016 betting lines a couple of hours ago. Along with the markets that had been available before this evening is a special where customers can bet on the wrestler who loses for their team in the New Day versus Wyatt Family bout that's scheduled to take place on the pay-per-view's main card.

The odds are:

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With The Wyatt Family favourites to go over, it isn't surprising to see two of The New Day atop the list.

Erick Rowan at 2/1 ahead of Big E also makes sense because - if the decision is made to have The Wyatts lose in what will be their final outing with Braun Strowman for the time being at least - then Rowan is the right person to do the honours.

He has been the fall guy for the team in the past and this could be one of the spots where this role will be needed the most as both of his partners are due for big pushes now that they're on opposing brands post-Battleground.

With that said, The Wyatts are the likely winners here. So, it's a toss up between Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingson.

As of the time of publishing, I'm unsure which selection appeals the most. Therefore, I'm giving it a pass.

If you'd like to give it a go  - the market can be found below the regular New Day .vs. Wyatts match market on the new Mr Green Sportsbook. You can find all of the pro wrestling markets by typing 'WWE' in the search bar at

WWE Battleground 2016 Betting : Backing Rollins & Reigns

I have just finished reading this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and thought I'd share a few things that I read in it. 

Firstly, Dave Meltzer confirmed that - before Brock Lesnar was popped by USADA - the plan was for him to go number one in the draft followed by Dean Ambrose.

But, that's not really the reason why I have been compelled to publish this post. The two world title scenario was brought up later in the article.

As noted in this morning's 5Dimes update, there have been reports that WWE isn't planning to create a second world title until later in the summer. I first heard this from Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, but expanded on it today by noting that it would make more sense for either Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns to win the WWE Title at Battleground without pinning or submitting Dean Ambrose. In the issue, Meltzer once again brought up the original plan of Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns meeting at SummerSlam for the WWE Title and John Cena squaring off against AJ Styles for a new championship. Further into the article, when writing about the individual world champions by late summer, he suggests that if they're still going with that plan, 'Rollins or Reigns will win the title at Battleground'.

As I wrote earlier today before reading the newsletter, if Rollins loses to Reigns - or vice versa - it'll give Dean Ambrose and Smackdown an excuse to introduce a new championship because he will be protected by not taking the fall in the match. Another thing that could play into the storyline is the former champion's rematch clause cannot be executed because he'll be on an opposing brand post-Battleground.

I don't know which of the two will reclaim the title on Sunday, if this is how it ends. Reigns was pinned by Rollins last month, Rollins has lost to Ambrose this week. I've simply taken both options.

I've backed Seth Rollins at 5/2 with and taken the 11/2 on Roman Reigns that can be found at

It isn't a guaranteed winner as Dean Ambrose could be victorious and the bets will lose. There could be voided wagers if there is a double pin or, if they try to build on Monday's controversy: a treble pin. If that happens, you read it here first. If it doesn't forget - what I wrote.

This is what would happen if you placed 2 on Rollins and 2 on Reigns at the odds I quoted:

Ambrose Wins: Lose Stakes
Rollins Wins: 3 Point Profit
Reigns Wins: 9 Point Profit
More than 1 winner: Stake should be refunded following a void result

Coral's WWE odds are found under 'TV Specials' on the sportsbook menu at

Betfair's Battleground markets are under 'Special Bets' at