Saturday, 9 September 2017

2018 WWE Hall Of Fame Betting Update

In a post published on Thursday, I mentioned that the Kambi oddsmakers had added Batista to their market where customers can have a bet on who they believe will be the headliner of the WWE 2018 Hall of Fame Ceremony.

I'm returning to this topic with this short post because - on Thursday - I was unable to do a full update, but pointed out that Batista was a new addition and that The Undertaker's price had drifted out to EVENS from 2/5.

Other than Daniel Bryan, who has stayed at 7/4, the prices for the other selections in the market have also increased.

WWE 2018 Hall Of Fame Headliner Betting Odds

To avoid any confusion, the table lists the odds from Thursday. However, the market is unchanged since then.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Dave, whats your opinion on Vinny Mac and the HOF. Do you think he would ever put himself in or will he go in after he is gone? I ask because he has to go in and he would headline. If we think he would go in whilst alive then one year we will catch a great 50/1 bet AND he aint got 50 years left ;)

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  2. Based on what I've read about Vince McMahon's approach to the Hall of Fame, I don't think he will put himself forward.
    He seems to want it to be about the stars.
    The only way I see him going in - while alive - is if he retires completely and, once again based on what I've read about him, he will be in this for the rest of his life.
    I think it'll be after he has gone.

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  3. Well Dave, do you think Vince is using his twitter account a bit more than usual? Reminds me of when Fergie started talking to the BBC again and then retired... (Conspiracy Theory) Seriously though what do you think would be a sign that he is looking at retirement? HHH has a more active roll on Raw and SD? HHH gives NXT to Regal? Kevin Dunn retires? He's 72, Trump is the President, his grand kids are growing up and he has plenty of support. I'll be keeping a look out.

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    1. While we're talking conspiracies, here's one for you:

      I don't think that's Vince on Twitter. I think it's one of his assistants, so I can't read much into how often he is tweeting.

      Not sure what would be a sign. I guess when I hear that he is no longer involved in the production of Raw and Smackdown.

      I actually think that thing you said about HHH's role increasing on the main shows would be a good indicator as well.

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    2. I guess both McMahon no longer involved would result in HHH's role increasing anyway!

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    3. Looking at that list Goldberg now at 4/1 could be back-able. Im struggling to know who he would get back in the ring for, he's said that he's done what he needed to do for his family and to make good on WM XX, maybe its time for him to go in and he would main event. Batista is probably too busy and Undertaker, well seems too short and DB has made his intentions clear.

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    4. I like Undertaker. If he has retired, I like the idea of the Hall of Fame induction taking place in the same city as his first WrestleMania loss.
      He's also an easy choice because, as you said, Bryan is a tough call now if he's planning to return to the ring when his contract is up and I'm not confident on Batista being available.

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    5. There are only two names on the list who wouldn't main event a class, imo. There are some that won't main event next year!

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    6. Vader and Tazz.

      Im on the fence with Big Show, because really we know hes retiring this February however for some reason I dont think hes a HOF main event, could be totally wrong. I might be blinded by how little hes been used and his record breaking number of turns meaning I cant take him seriously. However if you think he could main event then 15/1 isnt too shabby.

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    7. Yep @ Vader and Taz.

      I haven't heard or read anything about Big Show retiring in February. All I've read is he's taking time off to have surgery.

      I think he'll main event, but don't think in 2018.

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    8. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/03/08/wwe-superstar-big-show-announces-february-2018-retirement-wrestling-body-shames-shaq/

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    9. Going to take that with a pinch of salt.
      A retirement in February - with a potential WrestleMania payday on the horizon - has me doubting it'll happen.

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    10. Yeah strange time to let your contract run out.

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    11. Yeah, but thinking about it, he did return in 2008 for the Mayweather match around February. So - if he's renewing at around the same time every few years - the time does fit.

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    12. I'm actually surprised they are still keeping this Undertaker thing going, he should have retired after he lost against Lesnar because let's face it, Taker being at Wrestlemania didn't mean nearly half as much as when his streak was alive. And now he's lost twice... It's starting to get to the point where Undertaker seems to be doing it for as long as his body lets him. I can see an end coming soon, but it might be the hall of fame 2019 instead as no doubt Undertaker will have a match for Wrestlemania next year. Possibly a retirement match?? Who knows.

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    13. I'm 99 percent sure that we've seen the end as far as wrestling at WrestleMania.

      They brought out Jim Ross to call the match, left the hat and coat in the middle of the ring and Taker even broke character and hugged Michelle McCool as he was leaving ringside.

      If he returns for another WrestleMania match after that, then I would be very surprised.

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  4. Well Mr Green allowed £2 at 15/1 now 12/1. :(

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  5. Goldberg at 4/1 seems like a decent shot. He had a critically acclaimed and financially successful return run, and he's clearly on good terms with the company. He'd work wonderfully as a headliner, like Sting in 2016.

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