Well, from a betting perspective that is.
The oddsmakers from Kambi republished two Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) specials yesterday. The two markets have been priced up giving customers the opportunity to bet on the timeframe when - or if - Bryan steps back into a wrestling ring to compete and the promotion that books this return. You can read about their initial release in this post.
It's impossible to read anything into Bryan potentially winning the Rumble for these two markets because - per the terms - a return match has to be advertised at least twenty-four hours ahead of schedule. If, and it still is an if, Bryan is winning the Royal Rumble on January 28th, it would likely be done as a surprise.
As noted above, the two markets aren't giving any indication that Bryan is going on from the Rumble to WrestleMania 34.
|Time of Daniel Bryan's Next Match (Click Image To Expand)|
I first wrote about Bryan's Rumble betting odds lowering in a post published on Sunday evening. They have since dropped further. This is mainly due to news sites picking up on this decline and punters reacting.
The reason why I bring up Sunday's post is because the timeframe market - which was still available when Bryan's Rumble odds began to fall and for the day after that - didn't see any evident action.
The odds for Bryan to make his return 'Before/During WrestleMania 34' have not been adjusted from EVENS between his Rumble outright market descent and the republication of the market yesterday. In fact, the only change that has been made has been on the selection which covers 'September 28th 2018 to Before WrestleMania 35'. This has dipped slightly moving from 2/5 into 7/20.
There has been no negative adjustments made to the market where customers can predict the company that hosts Bryan's/Danielson's return (remember, it has to be promoted twenty-four hours ahead of it taking place).
|Promotion That Hosts Bryan Danielson's Return (Click image to expand)|
The odds for Bryan's match to take place inside a WWE ring remain at the same 3/5 they were when the Rumble outright price fell over the weekend.
Comparing the Royal Rumble outright winner decline to these specials makes it difficult for me to believe that Bryan is winning the battle royal. I am sure the firms would have taken enough wagers to justify changing up the 'Before/During WrestleMania 34' and 'WWE' in the two markets if Bryan is winning the Rumble and then progressing to do something at WrestleMania.
It would be a tease to have him win the Rumble and then not compete after that, right?