While (most) wrestling fans will know that pro wrestling is a ‘scripted sport’, that does not stop bookmakers putting down betting for big events like the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. It is just treated like a regular sport, with the art of the bet in predicting what Vincent K. McMahon is going to do with each match.
By and large, the bookmakers get it right with their odds. For example, Shinsuke Nakamura was the betting favourite before the 2018 Royal Rumble and would have doubled punters money after his victory. Not all the matches are always covered, but most of the big ones at Wrestlemania are.
Below is a guide to the betting (odds supplied by various bookmakers) on a selection of Wrestlemania matches. If you want to maximise your betting potential (on all sports), check out these latest Betfred free bets.
Brock Lesnar (c.) vs. Roman: Reigns Universal Championship
Reigns has been priced at just 1/6 to go over on this one, with Lesnar available at a big price of 7/2. The question for punters is do they really think that we will see yet another Wrestlemania with Reigns being booed at the end? There is a chance of a potential swerve here, meaning punters could cash in on Lesnar.
A.J Styles (c.) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: WWE Championship
This one is a bit tougher to call, for both fans and bookmakers. Nakamura is the slight favourite with odds of 1/2, with Styles priced around 6/4. It should be a hell of a match though, with it also be interesting to see what they do with Nakamura if he wins his first WWE Championship.
Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. HHH & Stephanie McMahon
Put simply, if you want to bet on a sure thing this is the way to go. There is no way that the WWE is going to let hot commodity Rondo Rousey walk away from Wrestlemania with anything less than a big victory. The best-odds out there (Betway) are just 1/5 however. 5/1 for HHH and McMahon to win by some sort of shenanigans.
Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair (c.): Smackdown Women’s Championship
The consensus here is that Asuka goes over here to keep the winning streak alive and land her first championship. The odds of 3/10 for the Japanese star reflect that, with Flair available at 9/4. But is there a chance that they try to protect both of their top female wrestlers? Possibly one to avoid putting money on.
Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss (c.): Raw Women’s Championship
This one could be potentially the best chance of a betting upset, with Jax given odds of 4/11 and Bliss odds of 2/1. You could see WWE potentially trying to drag the rivalry out between the pair just a little longer, with Bliss leaving Wrestlemania as champion.
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz (c.): Intercontinental Championship
Finish with a match up where the bookmakers are not entirely sure about the winner: All three wrestlers are odds against, something that is a rarity for WWE betting. Balor at evens is the favourite, with Rollins at 7/4 and the Miz at 10/3. Could be the best match of the night regardless of the outcome.