WrestleMania 35 Presents the First-Ever Women's Closing Match; Odds and Predictions
WWE WrestleMania is live this Sunday from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and this event is gender-breaking. The RAW Women's Championship Match will close out the show Sunday night, and this will be the first time in WWE history that a women's match will close WrestleMania.
It's no secret that WrestleMania is considered the Super Bowl of wrestling entertainment, but this one in New Jersey is set up to be an eye-popping event! WrestleMania always brings out the entertainment stars, and this year we could see some big movie stars, maybe another big former UFC star, or maybe an ex-NFL player. Sunday we will see some outstanding matches, and I'm hoping we see another head-turning upset like last year when Brock Lesnar beat Roman Reigns to retain the championship belt. Reigns opened as a -1200 betting favorite, and Lesnar was as high as +600 to win that match.
Here at Doc's Sports, I handicap and provide entertainment odds for events such as WrestleMania, and MyBookie has decided to post some of the odds for WrestleMania. If you going to place some cash on these WWE WrestleMania matches, I highly recommend betting them early because these numbers move quickly because of low limits.
Last year some of the biggest WWE talent was at the Superdome in Louisiana, and this year the WrestleMania card is stacked with old and new faces. Two of the biggest WWE matches feature former UFC stars as Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey both put their championship belts on the line. It's ironic that both are rumored to be leaving the WWE after this event as well. Could we see some big surprises this year like The Rock, Conor McGregor, or Rob Gronkowski to make an appearance? Who knows, but anything can happen at WrestleMania!
My WWE betting predictions have been profitable, and with the last five WWE pay-per-view events I have gone an outstanding 29-10 and scored multiple plus-money winners. At Royal Rumble we went 7-0 on the betting card, but in the last 23 WWE PPV's I am 111-47 (70 percent), and if you are going to place some action on the WrestleMania card do it very quickly. WrestleMania should also set up some outstanding matches for the next couple of PPV's, and we could see some long storylines and probably more underdog winners.
Smackdown Singles Match
AJ Styles +120
Randy Orton -160
This feud has been going on for months, but in the last couple of weeks the heat has been turned up. I love how AJ called out Orton for his failed drug test, and that was nothing but brilliant TV! We will see numerous RKO's and a bunch of Phenomenal Forearms, but result here is pretty easy to predict. Both men are past champions. And with AJ Styles signing his new WWE contract, I think they reward him Sunday night with a plus-money winner.
Prediction: AJ Styles +120
RAW WWE Intercontinental Championship
Bobby Lashley +350
Finn Balor -500
It's WrestleMania! "The Demon" will be back, and if Finn Balor comes out as The Demon, then I see him easily winning the Intercontinental Championship belt. If Balor doesn't come out as the Demon, then it wouldn't shock me to see him lose this match. Another big question in this match is could we see Rob Gronkowski helping out Balor if needed? The Intercontinental Championship belt has flipped flopped between these two for a while, and I see this belt switching again.
Prediction: Finn Balor -500
RAW Singles Match
Kurt Angle -280
Baron Corbin +200
I don't know if this rumor is true. But I'm hearing something could happen in this retirement match. This will be Kurt Angle's last wrestling match, and it's supposed to be against Baron Corbin. However, for some odd reason I see Corbin not able to wrestle, and O think John Cena comes out and Angle defeats him.
Prediction: Refund if you bet Kurt Angle because he wrestles Jon Cena.
Women's 4-Way Tag Team Championship Match
Boss N Hug Connection -200
Natalya & Beth Phoenix +600
Nia & Tamina +1100
The Boss N Hug Connection were the fan favorites when the WWE re-launched the Women's Tag Team Championship, but that fandom has faded. I only see two teams winning this 4-Way Tag match, and that is the champs retaining their belts or the IIconics stealing this win and belts. How I see this going down in the ring is that Nia & Tamina take out the champs and then they feud with Natalya & Beth Phoenix. With three teams going strong in the ring, the IIconics sit back and take advantage of the situation and get the pinfall.
Prediction: New Women's Tag Champs IIconics +280
Smackdown Falls Count Anywhere Match
Shane McMahon +250
The Miz -400
It's really no brainer here for this match! These two were just tag team partners months ago before Shane McMahon attacked The Miz and his father. Revenge will be served for The Miz, and I just don't see the point if they gave the win to Shane McMahon.
Prediction: The Miz -400
Smackdown WWE United States Championship
Samoa Joe -260
Rey Mysterio +180
I was leaning towards taking Rey Mysterio in this match, but after Monday Night RAW I think they keep the belt with Samoa Joe. The reign for the WWE United States Championship has been a dud all year long, so maybe by keeping it with Samoa Joe will get some love it deserves.
Prediction: Samoa Joe -260
RAW Singles Match
Drew McIntyre +250
Roman Reigns -400
Roman Reigns just got done beating leukemia, so not headlining WrestleMania is probably not on his mind. The "Scottish Psychopath", Drew McIntyre, is up for a big push in the company, and it wouldn't shock me to see him get the big underdog win Sunday night. This feud could be around for a while. And if Reigns losses this match, I see him getting the revenge and beating McIntyre at SummerSlam. Also, maybe we see Dean Ambrose come out. And just when we think he is there to help out his brother, he screws Reigns and that is how McIntyre wins. This match could be a head-scratcher but I'm taking the plus-money!
Prediction: Drew McIntyre +250
Smackdown WWE Championship
Daniel Bryan +240
Kofi Kingston -320
KofiMania has been red-hot within the WWE universe, and Kofi Kingston has had the toughest time getting to this championship title match. Ever since his performance at Elimination Chamber, the WWE universe wants him to be the new champ, and that is what I see happening. Sunday is WrestleMania, and at Mania dreams do come true. KofiMania steals the show and gets his biggest WWE victory of his career.
Prediction: Kofi Kingston -320
RAW Singles Match
Triple H -300
This feud goes way back to when Batista walked out on Evolution after WrestleMania XXX. Seth Rollins pretty much replaced Batista. And ever since that, bad blood has been brewing between these two guys. Everything points to Batista to win this match, but I just don't see Triple H losing. Batista reminds us every time he has a mic that Triple H has never beaten him, but Sunday night he can never say that again. And, yes, this will probably be the worst match of the night….my two cents!
Prediction: Triple H -300
RAW WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar +120
Seth Rollins -160
Last year the WWE screwed us and had Brock Lesner winning against Roman Reigns, but this year I don't see history repeating itself. I know this match could go either way. However, come on WWE, can we have a Universal Champion on TV every week? Giving Seth Rollins the belt will give us numerous amounts of great storylines, and that is why I see the champ going down. Could we see someone coming out to help Seth Rollins? Could we finally see Paul Heyman screw Brock Lesnar? Tons of questions arise in this championship match, but at the end of the day I see the suits in the back doing what is 'best for business' and we see a new RAW WWE Universal Champion.
Prediction: Seth Rollins -160
WWE RAW Women's Championship Match
Becky Lynch -260
Ronda Rousey +300
Charlotte Flair 10-1
This match went from Ronda Rousey against Becky Lynch to the WWE throwing in Charlotte Flair. and since then my interest went from lukewarm to frenzied. I think we all can agree that Becky Lynch will most likely win this match. However, the excitement surrounding her has cooled off since the holidays. I'm praying that the suits in the back do not give Rousey the win, and as of Thursday morning I believe Becky gets the big 'W'. The big question in this match involves who takes the fall. Maybe I will put a line on that prop over at MyBookie.
Prediction: Beck Lynch -260
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