- WrestleMania 37 will emanate from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, on April 10th and 11th
- The event will mark WWE’s first with fans since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? See odds, analysis, and our best bets below
After over a year of holding shows in an empty building, WWE is back in business with fans on hand for both nights of WrestleMania 37, this Saturday, April 10th, and Sunday, April 11th. The two-night extravaganza will feature a strong card overall, but whether a majority of the matches will deliver remains to be seen.
On Night 1, Bobby Lashley is set to defend his WWE Championship against two-time champ Drew McIntyre. It has yet to be confirmed that it will end the evening, however, as there’s a good chance Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship winds up serving as the main event instead.
Night 2 boasts an equally exciting lineup, including the Universal Championship Triple Threat match and Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship. Also on tap is the culmination of the long-running rivalry between Randy Orton and The Fiend.
Ahead of WrestleMania 37, let’s take a look at the favorites that will emerge victorious in the six biggest bouts across the two nights, according to the current betting odds.
WWE WrestleMania 37 Odds
|Tag Team Match||Odds|
|Bad Bunny & Damian Priest||-1200|
|The Miz & John Morrison||+600|
|SmackDown Women’s Championship Match||Odds|
|Sasha Banks (c)||+350|
|Raw Women’s Championship Match||Odds|
|WWE Championship Match||Odds|
|Bobby Lashley (c)||+200|
|Universal Championship Triple Threat Match||Odds|
|Roman Reigns (c)||+200|
All odds as of April 9
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Bunny and Priest vs Miz and Morrison
Despite being an unknown name to most wrestling fans three months ago, Bad Bunny has done an exceptional job of getting acclimated to the WWE world since debuting at the Royal Rumble. In addition to making enemies out of The Miz and John Morrison, Bunny has brought WWE into the mainstream simply by being around, and at WrestleMania, he wrestles his very first match for the company.
WWE was wise to turn the one-on-one affair between Bunny and Miz into a tag team match also involving Damian Priest and Morrison. It will keep Bunny’s in-ring time limited, and allow him and Priest to pick up a victory with Priest doing most of the work.
Considering how lousy Miz and Morrison have been booked for the last year, the odds being as lopsided as they are in favor of the faces shouldn’t come as any surprise.
Fiend vs Orton
The odds are the same for this as they are for the aforementioned tag team match, with The Fiend favored -800 to Randy Orton’s +400. Although Fiend is expected to win, it’s by no means guaranteed, as Orton could easily steal the victory given how their storyline has gone up to this point.
Despite being burned alive by Orton at TLC last December, Fiend and his creepy companion Alexa Bliss have gotten the better of Orton at almost every turn since then. Bliss even defeated Orton in a sanctioned singles match at Fastlane, and one has to assume that he’ll get his payback eventually.
Fiend, a.k.a. Bray Wyatt, has never won a formal match at ‘Mania’ and this should be where it happens. He’s the safe bet to come out on top, but an Orton win isn’t entirely out of the question.
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair has been receiving the push of a lifetime since winning the women’s Royal Rumble match back in January. Unfortunately, her feud with Sasha Banks over the SmackDown Women’s Championship cooled off considerably once they got involved in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship picture unnecessarily.
There can be no doubt that Belair is the future of WWE’s women’s division, meaning it isn’t imperative that she wins at WrestleMania. Of course, it’s always important to strike while the iron is hot, but her having to scratch and claw her way back to title contention might make for a stronger story long-term.
In other words, although Belair is the odds-on favorite to win the gold on Saturday night, Banks picking up her first W on The Grandest Stage of Them All might be the better bet.
Raw Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley is in a similar situation as Belair in that she’s the new kid on the block, but for her, it’s much more crucial that she wins at WrestleMania. Unlike Belair, she’s suffered a number of setbacks over the last year, including losing to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36.
The only way she bounces back from that loss is by winning the Raw Women’s Championship in her first match as a member of the Raw roster. After all, Asuka’s reign has largely been lackluster due to her being booked like an afterthought, and Ripley’s -500 odds indicate she’s the best choice to go with here as she should be.
Drew McIntyre was an incredibly dominant WWE champion up until he lost the belt to The Miz at Elimination Chamber, thanks to help from Bobby Lashley. That led to Lashley taking the title from Miz eight days later, setting the stage for this epic encounter with the gold up for grabs.
WWE waiting until WrestleMania to give Lashley his crowning moment would have been a bigger deal. However, the fact they went right into his title win means this match is designed to give McIntyre the ‘Mania moment he was deprived of last year due to the circumstances.
The contest could go either way with how close in the odds they are, but it definitely looks like McIntyre will get the belt back on Saturday, even though Lashley successfully retaining the title would be the more ideal outcome.
This Triple Threat is easily the most anticipated match on the entire two-night card. Roman Reigns has been a fantastic Universal champion, while Edge and Daniel Bryan are currently hot on his heels, and either of them could realistically leave WrestleMania with the title in tow.
It’s also the hardest matchup to predict because it could go any which way. The odds are incredibly close, with Edge currently in the lead at +150, but Reigns isn’t far behind at +200. It’s also possible Bryan pulls out the upset victory at WrestleMania.
The three-way rules allows for Reigns to lose the title without being pinned, but that’s bound to be a red herring. Rather, look for Reigns to hold onto his coveted championship with Edge and Bryan continuing to feud post-WrestleMania without the strap at stake.