In a follow up to yesterday's post where I noted that Samoa Joe had been added to Paddy Power's 'Who Will Be US Champion At The End Of WrestleMania 33?' market, there appears to have been some punters backing him as he has now been snipped from 7/1 to 5/1.
After watching Raw, it's sort of understandable why people are taking Joe.
On last night's episode, we saw Triple H and Samoa Joe arrive together. Then, later on, Hunter had a word with Kevin Owens. Shortly after that, Owens turned on Chris Jericho.
This has led me to now suspect that Fast Lane could see Chris Jericho defending the US Championship against Samoa Joe rather than Sami Zayn who it had reported as being for the past few weeks.
Either that or some other sort of alliance has been made between HHH, Joe and Owens that could impact the Fast Lane main event.
The customers have backed the Universal Champion to get a win over Goldberg in the Fast Lane main event market since Raw. Owens' price has dropped from 7/1 to 9/2 while the challenger has drifted out from 1/18 to 1/8.
I still believe that Goldberg should not lose before doing so againt Brock Lesnar. Therefore, my instinct is pinning itself to the idea that Jericho versus Joe could be a match at Fast Lane or somewhere else before WrestleMania.
I guess we'll find out more by next weeek, but the Samoa Joe odds in the US Championship after Mania 33 market are now worth keeping an eye on.
For what it's worth, Chris Jericho remains a 4/6 favourite to leave Orlando as US Champion. His former best friend, Owens, has moved out from EVENS to 11/10 while the other potential runner, until we know differently, Sami Zayn has remained at 5/1.
The market can be found under 'WrestleMania Champion Specials' on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.