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WWE Odds – Whatcha gonna do when the draft comes for you?

“F#*k it! We’ll do it live!” – Bill O’Reilly

Smackdown, the underutilized WWE brand that’s long been recorded on Tuesday nights and shown on Thursday evenings, has taken a cue from the conservative pundit and is going live!

Over the years, Smackdown has been the bastard son of the WWE, essentially the John Snow of wrestling promotions. There has always been this aura of an “A show” (RAW) and a “B show” (Smackdown).

But with so much young talent that could use more ring time, and the WWE’s shift in focus to the new era, now is the perfect opportunity to start fresh.

Both RAW and Smackdown will be getting a complete roster overhaul via a WWE draft on July 19th (UPDATE WWE Announcement). Shane McMahon and his sister, Stephanie, who will supposedly act as GMs of the properties, will be making the picks.

So this leaves it open to some fun odds like: Which WWE stars will go to which show? Which promotion will Shane/Stephanie oversee? And will more titles be created?

These odds are based on the word on the street, a.k.a. internet rumors, educated inferences, and just a sprinkle of personal hunch for good measure. Now let’s “load the spaceship with the rocket fuel!”


Wrestlers most likely to be on Smackdown

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  • AJ Styles: 17/3
  • Kevin Owens: 9/1
  • New Day (Current WWE Tag Champions): 9/1
  • Sami Zayn: 10/1
  • John Cena: 11/1

Wrestlers most likely to be on RAW

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  • Seth Rollins: 3/1
  • Dean Ambrose: 3/1
  • Roman Reigns (Current WWE World Champion): 9/1
  • Charlotte (Women’s WWE Champion): 10/1
  • The Miz w/ Maryse (Intercontinental Title): 12/1

 

McMahon Madness

  • Odds that Stephanie McMahon will be the GM of Smackdown: 3/7
  • Odds that Shane McMahon will be the GM of Smackdown: 7/3
  • Odds that Stephanie McMahon will go back to being a heel: 2/3
  • Odds HHH returns to reform The Authority with Stephanie: 1/1

Programming Props

  • Odds that RAW will go from three to two hours: 4/1
  • Odds that Jerry Lawler, Corey Graves, and Mauro Ranallo are the Smackdown announcers: 7/13
  • Odds that JBL, Michael Cole and Byron Saxton are the RAW announcers: 17/3
  • Odds the WWE creates individual pay-per-view events for each brand: 2/1

Championship Belts

  • Odds the WWE World Heavyweight Championship floats between both brands: 1/1
  • Odds the WWE Women’s Championship floats between both brands: 2/3
  • Odds a second WWE World Championship-type belt is created for Smackdown: 1/1
  • Odds a second WWE Women’s Championship-type belt is created: 3/2
  • Odds the United States Championship goes to Smackdown: 7/13
  • Odds the Intercontinental Title stays on RAW: 7/13
  • Odds two different WWE Tag Team Championships are created: 1/1
  • Odds that the Cruiserweight Championship goes to Smackdown: 3/2

Title Holders

  • Odds Roman Reigns loses his World Heavyweight Championship before the draft: 4/1
  • Odds Rusev loses his United States Championship before the draft: 17/3
  • Odds New Day loses their World Tag Team Championship before the draft: 6/1
  • Odds The Miz loses his Intercontinental Title before the draft: 9/1
  • Odds Charlotte loses her WWE Women’s Championship before the draft: 10/1

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      • Odds Brock Lesnar floats between both brands: 2/1
      • Odds Brock Lesnar Goes to RAW: 3/1
      • Odds Brock Lesnar Goes to Smackdown: 3/1
      • Odds Brock Lesnar goes on a rampage and destroys the draft stage: 9/1
      • Odds Brock Lesnar will do more than just a suplex in his next match: 2/3

Odds to be the #1 draft pick from NXT

  • Finn Balor: 7/13
  • Shinsuke Nakamura: 3/1
  • Asuka: 30/1
  • Bayley: 35/1
  • Samoa Joe: 40/1

Wishful Thinking Odds

  • Odds CM Punk is drafted: 99/1
  • Odds WWE brings back the Hardcore Title: 19/1
  • Odds that the Golden Truth tag team doesn’t get drafted: 3/1
  • Odds The Rock shows up on Smackdown before RAW: 3/2
  • Odds Chris Jericho gets a scarf that lights up: 20/1

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