Date Brock Lesnar Loses Universal Championship Betting
When it was first installed, there were nine options available. Now that time has progressed, the oddsmakers have obviously taken down the 'Before SummerSlam' and 'During SummerSlam' offerings, so we're now left with the following:
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They've trimmed the odds for all of the selections apart for the 'Between 1st Raw After Royal Rumble, But Before WrestleMania 34'.
With Lesnar defending the strap against Braun Strowman at WWE No Mercy in two weeks, the price for the 'Between 1st Raw After SummerSlam, But Before Survivor Series' has lowered slightly from 6/4 into 7/5.
As far as I am aware and this could change, Lesnar doesn't appear to be booked for the Survivor Series so No Mercy will likely be the last opportunity for The Beast Incarnate to lose the strap in 2017.
Not that I think he will. The most likely selection on the board is the favourite and it's 'During WrestleMania 34' at 7/20. The last time I checked in with the market, it was at EVENS.
Next To Win Universal Championship
This market contains a list of names of potential people who could become the next Universal Champion.
Braun Strowman, who will wrestle for the title in a fortnight, has been cut from 5/1 into EVS since I last recorded the prices in August.
The table above shows the current odds in comparison to how they were a month ago. As noted, the price for Strowman to be the next Universal Champion has been slashed. This is all down to the Monster Among Men being the number one contender and in with a chance, of sorts, to be the next titleholder.
Roman Reigns is still a favourite. This is because of the plan for him to unseat Lesnar for the strap at next year's WrestleMania still seemingly on the cards.
Other than that, there was an interesting cut for Finn Balor as his price has been halved from 20/1.
I can't see Balor being in the mix with Lesnar in the immediate future. They did that segment on Raw where Paul Heyman pointed out Balor as a threat to Lesnar's title when they were setting up the fatal five-way for Extreme Rules. It initially came across as an endorsement, but now - in hindsight - it was more to do with setting up Samoa Joe as the real threat.
I'm sure they'll eventually get to Balor challenging for the Universal Championship, but I can see it being at a time when another wrestler is in possession of it and it is a regular fixture on WWE programming.
Prices were correct at 10:30am today. The markets can be found on the websites that publish betting odds from the Kambi Group. A couple of examples can be found below: