It’s been a growing trend in recent years, but yes, you can actually bet real money on professional wrestling events. Which is kind of strange, since the results are pre-determined. However, multiple online betting shops will allow nominal wagers (usually $50 maximum) on big wrestling events. And since WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year, Sports Betting Experts have listed some of the early odds for WWE’s upcoming extravaganza.
Here is what they list so far (for those unfamiliar, the minus numbers are favorites and the plus numbers mean an underdog):
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 34 PRO WRESTLING BETTING ODDS
WWE UNIVERSAL TITLE MATCH
TO HOLD UNIVERSAL TITLE AT END OF WRESTLEMANIA 34
Roman Reigns: -350
Brock Lesnar: +300
Any Other Wrestler: +500
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Finn Balor: +115
Seth Rollins: +150
The Miz: +350
MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH
Ronda Rousey/Kurt Angle: -350
Triple H/Stephanie McMahon: +300
MIXED TITLE MATCH METHOD OF VICTORY
Any Other Method: +700
WHICH WRESTLER WILL TAKE THE VICTORY IN MIXED TITLE MATCH?
Ronda Rousey: -200
Kurt Angle: +300
Triple H: +300
Stephanie McMahon: +750
WHICH WRESTLER WILL TAKE THE LOSS IN MIXED TITLE MATCH?
Stephanie McMahon: -300
Triple H: +350
Kurt Angle: +450
Ronda Rousey: +900
FINAL MATCH AT WRESTLEMANIA 34 WILL BE?
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns: -175
Any Match Featuring The Undertaker: +100
Any Women’s Match: +150
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: +250
Kurt Angle/Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H/Stephanie McMahon: +250
Any Match featuring Daniel Bryan: +1000
Any Match featuring The Young Bucks: +2500
Any Match featuring Kenny Omega: +5000
Any Match featuring Kazuchika Okada: +10000
A few interesting things to note: They don’t list odds for A.J. Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura or for Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, two of the bigger matches on the card. They also seem pretty confident that Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut will end with her putting Stephanie McMahon in a submission hold (she is quite famous for his armbar, after all). Also, I’m really enjoying that 500-to-1 longshot of Kenny Omega showing up.
Right now, Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns is the favorite to main event the card. But with Lesnar potentially leaving the company when it contract runs out the day after WrestleMania, perhaps there’s value on betting on Styles vs. Nakamura or Cena vs. The Undertaker (if it happens) to be the final match.