Saturday, 5 October 2019

Champs After Smackdown's FOX Debut Results

Now that the debut episode of WWE Smackdown on FOX has now aired a series of betting specials that Kambi released months ago have now been settled.

In the specials, customers were given the opportunity to wager on who would be in possession of the Smackdown brand's titles once the programme concluded on October 4th.

The first match of the night saw WWE Smackdown Women's Champion - Bayley - and her tag team partner, Sasha Banks, lose to the team of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

As the title was not on the line, and as she didn't defend it in another match on the card, 'Bayley' turned out to be the winning selection in the market for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship.

The market was first installed on May 18th with the eventual winner available at 10/1. This was before Bayley's Money in the Bank contract win and, obviously, its execution which resulted in her becoming Smackdown's female titleholder.

When the market was last available, on August 2nd, Bayley was a 6/4 favourite behind Charlotte Flair. 

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion After Smackdown's FOX Debut Betting Odds

Shinsuke Nakamura was the winning selection in the 'Intercontinental Champion At The End Of Event' special.

As you can see in the table below, the current champ was 33/1 when the market was first created. His price began to decline in early July after it appeared that he was moving into a program against the then WWE Intercontinental Champion, Finn Balor.

Nakamura won the strap in Mid-July and has reigned ever since. On last night's show, he was in a non-title match against the Universal Champion, Seth Rollins. When the market was last available on August 2nd, he was a 13/25 favourite.

Fortunately, I backed Nakamura at the 33/1 not long after they did the backstage segment when he came up to Balor and teased he wanted the title. 

WWE Intercontinental Champion After Smackdown's FOX Debut Betting Odds

Initially, Brock Lesnar was 7/2 to leave Smackdown with the WWE Championship. Then, the following day, he was out to 4/1 due to John Cena's price moving in from 6/1 to 5/1 (that one was on me as I thought the company would do Cena's chase for the 'record' as a hook for the show). 

When it became clear that the title match would be Kofi Kingston .vs. Brock Lesnar, I decided to continue recording the prices using the special that was available alongside the match winner market that allowed customers to bet on who would leave the match as the champion. When it closed, Lesnar had moved to 1/3 while the then champion was 2/1. 

If you look at Kofi Kingston's odds, in the table below, you'll see that he had started off at 25/1. This was a little over a month into his reign and I thought it was too kind a price to ask, so had a very small wager on him.

It was very close.

I wasn't bummed to lose that bet as I had conceded defeat the moment the match was confirmed. However, I did not like the way the match went for Kingston. He deserved better than being booked to lose in that fashion.

All of the price moves I was able to record can be viewed by clicking on the table below.

WWE Champion After Smackdown's FOX Debut Betting Odds

These specials were available on Kambi's WWE Betting Pages.

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