- WWE Super ShowDown will return to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 27th
- The event will feature a slew of marquee matches, including Brock Lesnar and Goldberg in action
- Who do early odds favor building momentum on the road to WrestleMania 36?
WWE is set to return to Saudi Arabia sooner than expected this year for Super ShowDown on Thursday, Feb. 27th. The event will feature all the latest on the road to WrestleMania 36. Between “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Goldberg for the Universal Championship and Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Championship against Ricochet, it’s bound to be a stacked show.
The table below sets out all the available betting odds currently available. But remember that the event is still roughly two weeks away; there’s a strong chance the betting odds will change in the coming weeks.
2020 Super ShowDown Opening Odds
|“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt||-850|
|The New Day||+165|
|John Morrison & The Miz||-240|
All odds taken February 14.
How will the odds for Super ShowDown’s biggest bouts fluctuate between now and February 27?
Bray Wyatt vs Goldberg
To say Wyatt is considered a heavy favorite against Goldberg is an understatement, as it currently looks like there is zero chance Goldberg walks out with the title.
However, it’s entirely possible that could change in the next two weeks. In fact, fans should expect it to. If recent rumors from reputable wrestling news outlets are to be believed, WWE may very well be considering putting the prestigious prize on Goldberg in order to book the WWE Hall of Famer versus Roman Reigns on the grandest stage of them all.
On paper, Goldberg vs. Reigns sells itself, but what would that mean for Wyatt?
It will be interesting to follow the build for the bout and see if WWE entertains the idea of giving Goldberg another major title run, depending on how well Goldberg is received by fans in the remainder of the month.
Roman Reigns vs King Corbin
Roman Reigns is also heavily favored against King Corbin at -440, as he should be. Reigns beat Corbin in their last two outings (Royal Rumble and the subsequent SmackDown), so it’s only logical he finishes off the feud by beating Corbin once more inside a Steel Cage at Super ShowDown.
Regardless of who leaves Saudi Arabia as the Universal champion, Reigns has his sights set on contending for the championship at WrestleMania, the title he never technically lost in the fall of 2018. The only way he advances to WrestleMania for the belt is if he scores another decisive victory over Corbin.
Lesnar vs Ricochet
As for Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet for the WWE Championship, anyone putting their money on the former NXT North American champion to win is really betting big. Ricochet is such a big underdog because of how dominant Lesnar has been throughout his reign as champion, not to mention that Lesnar has already been announced to defend his gold against Drew McIntyre in Tampa.
To his credit, Ricochet has picked up a few key wins in recent weeks on Raw, but there’s virtually no chance he beats The Beast Incarnate for his coveted championship. If anything, expect the odds to favor Lesnar even more as Super ShowDown draws near. There is virtually no way WWE moves away from Lesnar vs. McIntyre with the heat they’ve already built up between the two.
Lesnar winning is basically set in stone and there is no value in betting on Ricochet to become WWE champion, at least at this point.
The New Day vs John Morrison & The Miz
Although neither of the individual championships is expected to change hands, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship is. As of now, John Morrison and The Miz are slightly favored over The New Day at -240 odds.
The Dirt Sheet duo have been lighting SmackDown’s tag team division on fire since reuniting last month. Even if New Day somehow retain their titles, Miz and Morrison must fulfill their destiny by becoming champions eventually, potentially at WrestleMania when it matters most.
The only way the betting odds increase for Kofi Kingston and Big E is if they continue to be booked to lose all of their matches heading into the pay-per-view, which usually guarantees they’ll win at the pay-per-view per WWE logic.
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