- WWE WrestleMania 35 will take place at MetLife Stadium in Newark, NJ on April 7th
- The event will feature Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair in the main event
- Who has the best odds of walking out of WrestleMania victorious?
Despite a lackluster buildup, WWE WrestleMania 35 is bound to be a blow-away show considering what’s on tap. Between the first-ever all-women’s main event match to both world titles being defended in exciting outings, it should be a newsworthy night.
The company tends to go all out with WrestleMania every year and this upcoming installment appears to be no different. Due to the landscape of the card constantly changing and more matches being added to the loaded lineup by the day, it’s difficult to offer reliable predictions for the event, but it’s never too early to try.
Less than one week out from the Show of Shows, let’s look at who oddsmakers are picking to go over in each contest, courtesy of BetOnline.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Odds
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*All odds taken 03/31/19
In all honesty, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal has never really meant much. WWE could have used it as a launching pad for future stars such as Cesaro, Baron Corbin, and Mojo Rawley, but all of those up-and-comers eventually fizzled out and didn’t benefit from the big Battle Royal victory whatsoever.
Worse yet, WWE didn’t bother to announce this year’s installment until just a week or so ago. Braun Strowman was the first Superstar to throw his name into the hat and announce his entry into the bout, so logically, the odds-on favorite to win it.
Curt Hawkins (who hasn’t had his hand raised in over two years) being the the runner-up indicates fans couldn’t care less about the match, so Strowman is a safe pick. Everybody else is just filler.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match Odds: Buddy Murphy vs Tony Nese
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Tony Nese punched his ticket to WrestleMania after beating Cedric Alexander in the finals of a tournament to determine a new number one contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on the March 19th episode of 205 Live.
Nese is a New York native, so he’ll be a fan favorite in front of his hometown crowd at WrestleMania.
On paper, Nese vs Buddy Murphy wasn’t a match that excited many initially due to the heel vs heel dynamic, but 205 Live has done a decent job of establishing tension between the two in recent weeks. Plus, Nese is a New York native, so he’ll be a fan favorite in front of his hometown crowd at WrestleMania.
Murphy being favored to win as of now is interesting, if only because he’s already beaten everyone else on the 205 Live roster and therefore it would make sense for Nese to end his reign at ‘Mania. Nese is probably the better bet to come out on top, but based off these odds, Murphy retaining isn’t at all out of the question.
Intercontinental Championship Match Odds: Bobby Lashley vs Finn Balor
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Bobby Lashley and Finn Balor have been feuding over the Intercontinental Championship for months now, and at WrestleMania, their feud will come to a head when they do battle for the belt one more time.
Unfortunately, they have very little chemistry in the ring together, so the idea of another one-on-one match between them isn’t all that intriguing. However, Balor bringing back his Demon persona to oppose Lashley would surely make the matchup more appealing.
The game of hot potato WWE has been playing with the championship lately needs to end at WrestleMania with Balor definitively winning the title and moving on to fresh challengers. Their clash won’t be an instant classic by any means, but Balor regaining the gold would be a WrestleMania-worthy moment.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match Odds
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|Bayley & Sasha Banks||-250|
|Beth Phoenix & Natalya||+800|
|Nia Jax & Tamina||+800|
Since becoming the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team champions at Elimination Chamber, Sasha Banks and Bayley have been making the rounds on Raw, SmackDown Live, and even NXT. They were the perfect people to put the belts on from the get-go, meaning there’s no reason for their reign to end any time soon.
They’ll have their work cut out for them at WrestleMania when they defend their twin titles against three teams: Beth Phoenix and Natalya, The IIconics, and Nia Jax and Tamina. The IIconics seem to be the only other real threat to the titles, seeing as how Jax and Tamina have already failed to win the belts multiple times and Phoenix’s in-ring return will likely be a one-off.
It should be a fun four-way, but all signs point to The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection successfully retaining their titles as they should.
United States Championship Match Odds: Samoa Joe vs Rey Mysterio
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Similar the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship has been passed around a handful of times since the start of the year between Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura, R-Truth, and now Samoa Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine’s win-loss record as champion hasn’t been stellar, but he looks to change that at WrestleMania when he puts his gold up for grabs against Rey Mysterio.
Interestingly enough, these two have never gone one-on-one before in WWE, so it should be a blast of a bout. Joe captured the championship in early March, so needless to say, he should hold onto the title a little longer before dropping it to anybody.
Falls Count Anywhere Match Odds: The Miz vs Shane McMahon
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The Miz vs Shane McMahon has actually been built better than a vast majority of the WrestleMania card. They have history as far back as November’s Crown Jewel pay-per-view and their story has been told exceptionally well over the past few months.
Shane shocked the world by being the one to go heel at Fastlane, turning Miz into a breakout babyface of sorts. Fans have been clamoring to see The Awesome One give Shane his comeuppance, and with the Falls Count Anywhere stipulation recently being added, this could wind up being a possible show-stealer on Sunday.
Obviously, Miz has a ton more to gain from winning at WrestleMania compared to Shane, so the odds are accurate in predicting a victory for the former WWE champion at the event.
Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre Odds
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A match on the grandest stage of them all for Roman Reigns this year felt far-fetched when the road to WrestleMania began as a result of his leukemia diagnosis and fans not knowing what the timetable for his return was. He then announced out of nowhere in late February that he was in remission and would be cleared to compete again effective immediately.
Drew McIntyre has taken exception with Reigns’ comeback story and has been determined to completely wipe out the entire Shield. He has beaten Dean Ambrose into oblivion several times and owns a victory over Seth Rollins, but Reigns will be his toughest opponent to date at WrestleMania.
Unless Ambrose turns on Reigns to kick off a feud between them, Reigns winning at WrestleMania is virtually guaranteed.
Unless Ambrose turns on Reigns to kick off a feud between them, Reigns winning at WrestleMania is virtually guaranteed.
Unless Ambrose turns on Reigns to kick off a feud between them, Reigns winning at WrestleMania is virtually guaranteed. On the bright side, McIntyre won’t be hurt much by the loss because of how protected he’s been in the buildup to the pay-per-view.
Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin Odds
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When Kurt Angle announced his retirement tour in March, there was a long list of Superstars the WWE Universe wanted to see him face before he closed out his iconic career. Baron Corbin was not among them.
Granted, Angle and Corbin have had bad blood for the past year on Raw, but there is nothing thrilling about them squaring off under the bright lights of WrestleMania. John Cena was rumored to face Angle for a while, but unless last-minute changes are made to the card, that dream match won’t be happening.
If Angle vs. Corbin does go on as planned, Angle should go over and end his run as a wrestler on a high note. The Lone Wolf could boast about retiring the Olympic gold medalist if he were to win, but it would definitely bring down the crowd and cause outrage among fans.
AJ Styles vs Randy Orton Odds
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For months, AJ Styles and Randy Orton have been going back and forth over who deserves to call themselves the face who runs the place on SmackDown Live. Their verbal sparring three weeks ago in particular was phenomenal (no pun intended), and set the stage for what has the potential to be a barn burner.
This contest could very well go either way, so Orton being favored (ever so slightly) to win isn’t too surprising. Styles is definitely the smarter choice to emerge victorious of the two, but considering he has won at WrestleMania back-to-back years doesn’t bode well for his chances at the 2019 installment.
No Holds Barred Match Odds: Triple H vs Batista
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Batista has been begging for Triple H’s attention for some time now, and it wasn’t until he ambushed Ric Flair during his 70th birthday celebration that Triple H finally noticed his former friend. The seeds were planted for them to wage war at WrestleMania all the way back at SmackDown 1000, so it was merely a matter of when, and not if, they would begin building toward their heated encounter.
Batista has gone on the record saying that he wants to end his career on his terms, so WrestleMania 35 looks to be it for The Animal. It was later declared that Triple H would be forced to retire as well if he failed to beat Batista, which we all know won’t happen because of Triple H’s obsession with wanting to compete at the spring spectacle every year.
Currently, Triple H is heavily favored over Batista and rightfully so. Expect this No Holds Barred bout to be full of mayhem and for The Game to emerge from this ruthless rivalry triumphant.
WWE Championship Match Odds: Daniel Bryan vs Kofi Kingston
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It’s rare nowadays for WWE to nail the buildup for a highly anticipated match at WrestleMania, but they’ve managed to catch lightning in a bottle with Kofi Kingston and his emotional chase for the WWE Championship.
Daniel Bryan has been a fantastic foil for Kingston on the road to WrestleMania and the two have killed it every time they’ve locked up.
Meanwhile, evil environmentalist Daniel Bryan has been a fantastic foil for Kingston on the road to WrestleMania and the two have killed it every time they’ve locked up. It took two Gauntlet matches and a whole lot of pleading for Kingston to convince Mr. McMahon that he was worthy of a WWE Championship opportunity at the event, and this past Tuesday, McMahon made the match official.
There is always the chance WWE throws a curve ball at fans by raining on Kingston’s parade and awarding Bryan the victory via shenanigans, but that would be the wrong call to make. Kingston overcoming the odds to become champion is the story that simply makes the most sense and must be booked.
Universal Championship Match Odds: Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins
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Brock Lesnar has held the Universal Championship hostage for the better part of the past two years and has decimated everyone who has stepped up to challenge him. Seth Rollins, on the other hand, has been on the roll of his career since winning the Royal Rumble match and has a legitimate chance of taking the title from The Beast Incarnate.
It’s important to note how close Lesnar and Rollins are in the odds to win, because it is far from a slam dunk that Rollins will capture the championship. WWE fans figured the same thing last year when Roman Reigns challenged Lesnar for the strap before he fell short, so history might repeat itself in New Jersey.
Either way, WWE would be foolish to put an abrupt end to Rollins’ hot momentum at the moment by having him lose when it matters most. There are times WWE will go against the odds on purpose to “swerve” viewers, but here’s hoping this isn’t one of those instances.
Raw Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match Odds: Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair
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Ronda Rousey’s reign of dominance as Raw Women’s champion since SummerSlam has been well documented, and although several Superstars have tried, nobody has come close to beating her for that belt.
By virtue of her Royal Rumble victory, Becky Lynch earned a shot at the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35. Charlotte Flair was eventually added to the mix as well due to her having unfinished business with both ladies, and on March 25, it was officially announced that they would main event the Show of Shows.
There are a number of factors to consider when predicting an outcome to this championship clash. Rousey is rumored to be taking time off from WWE post-WrestleMania, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll be the one to eat the loss in this Triple Threat.
Flair recently captured the SmackDown Women’s Championship, so she could be aiming to become a dual title holder at WrestleMania. That said, Lynch is the hot hand right now and should emerge with both titles in tow, so fans who picked The Man in the betting odds could be right on the money.
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