After turning heel on Ricochet at the close of last night's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles role as a betting favourite to succeed Ricochet as US Champion has shortened.
The Sky Bet website republished its 'US Champion After Ricochet' market this evening with Styles now at 5/4. He was previously at 3/1 after opening at 7/2 on June 25th.
On one level, it's understandable to see Styles' price lowered because his turn was at the expense of the US Champion. He also holds one non-title win over the champ, but - on the other hand - lost last night's title match.
As I've written in other posts about this market, I believe that Ricochet should go on a long reign with the title.
On top of that, I have a feeling that a heel AJ Styles - with Gallows and Anderson as back up - could be the Seth Rollins' next challenge once the champ moves on from Baron Corbin.
I hope so, anyway.
I had backed Styles to succeed Rollins for the Universal Championship in a similar market from Sky Bet weeks ago, but placed another small bet on him at 20/1 this evening.