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WWE News Alert 1/12/17

WWE News and Rumors January 12, 2017 | 1/12/17

  • R.I.P Timothy Smith (AKA Timothy Well or Rex King) age 55. He died on Kidney Failure.
  • R.I.P Elijah Mainville (AKA Drax Shadow) age 9. He lost his brave battle with cancer.
  • The WWE Performance Center has it class of possible call ups to the main roster known as the “Terry Taylor Class”. The current crop being prepared are Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillenger, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Andrade “Cien” Alma, Alexander Wolfe, TM61, Hideo Itami, Kassius Ohno and Elias Sampson.
  • Brock Lesnar will be doing a Raw Live event in Buffalo, NY March 10 at the Kaybank Center.
  • Satnam Signh Bhamara, a 7’2″ took part in a WWE Tryout.
  • Former WWE, WCW and ECW Star Perry Saturn released a short video explaining he was about to become homeless. This is Perry’s GoFundMe Page – https://www.gofundme.com/perrysaturn
  • The Sandman underwent knee surgery.sandman knee surgery jim fullington
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WWE News and Rumors 1/6/17

WWE News and Rumors for January 6, 2017

  • Brock Lesnar has been added to the Madison Square Garden Live Event on March 12, 2017. This will be for the Smackdown Brand and while Lesnar was drafted to RAW, this as of press time will not be broadcasted anywhere.
  • Goldberg is set to wrestle at Fastlane as part of his 3 match deal with the WWE. No word on who is his opponent(s) will be.
  • WWE welcomes Zhao Xim, Yifeng and Big Boa, recruits from China.
  • WWE also welcomes Julia Ho, Andrea, Heidi Lovelace and Kimber Lee to the Performance Center. WWE is obviously stocking up for the upcoming Women’s Tournament on the WWE Network.
  • Jonathan Coachman recently tweeted that he does not beleive Ronda Rousey will be signed to WWE as the company is not in the business of rebuilding broken stars.
  • The Ric Flair Show, a podcast hosted by Flair and Conrad Thompson has ended. Ric’s online merchandise shop has also closed. These events are evidence hes going to be appearing in WWE more regularly.
  • Shane McMahon was at the NXT tapings at Full Sail University, but to what capacity is unknown.
  • The WWE is mildly interested in The Broken Hardys, both of whom’s contracts with TNA will be up very soon.
  • Alberto Del Rio is still in talks with TNA. Jeff Jarrett and Dutch Mantel have also returned to TNA. Dixie Carter is no longer involved.
  • Mick Foley’s haircut on RAW was self administered.
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Compare These New Unique Shirts of The Tag Team Champions

The Celtic Warrior’s New Official WWE Wear

The tag team to end The New Day’s record breaking tag team championship reign both have had brand new tee shirts produced by WWE Shop. These shirts are 100% cotton and screen printed in the USA. Honestly the Sheamus design is an absolutely epic design. Currently only available in Men’s sizes, however those sizes range from Small to 5XL. Available for $24.99 each at WWE Shop.

On the front is a splash of red paint running diagonally from the shoulder. This is only a backdrop for the true focal point of the shirt the “O”, which seems to be fashioned out of a serpentine creature. No the “O” isn’t a reference to Oprah’s popular magazine that always features herself on the cover, it comes from the Old Irish world Laoch. Laoch can be translated to “Warrior”

The back of the shirt also has plenty going on starting with another red splash of paint, as well as a Celtic cross and the words “Celtic Warrior”. This shirt can be found here or just click on the image below.sheamus wwe shirt 2017

“The Peak of Technique” is the Most Fitting Moniker For Cesaro!

Cesaro’s shirt is the best shirt WWE has ever produced for Cesaro. A globe with a gradient colors of gold with “Cesaro” melded in cursive that trails off into a thunderous ribbon underline. Around the globe are the words “The Peak of Technique” in a slightly distressed font. On the back is the phrase “A Cut Above” in gold. Find it here or click the image below.

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It is most fitting that a tag team comprised of two unique individuals get separate shirts, but will the two former rivals feud be rekindled by jealousy over which shirt sells better?

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WWE News and Rumors 1/5/17

WWE News and Rumors for January 5, 2017

  • DDP and Rick Rude have been announced as the first inductees to the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame.
  • A fan known as “Tie Dye Guy” dressed as Hulk Hogan was forced to change seats as he was causing a disturbance for the live programming. Hulk apologized for it happening.
  • Paige was backstage at RAW but obviously didn’t appear on the program. The purpose was to check in with medical concerning her injuries. Boyfriend Alberto Del Rio was with her but did not enter the building.
  • Wrestlemania 34 will take place at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the same location as Wrestlemania 30.
  • The current “plan” for Bayley is for her to get a big win against Charlotte for the Women’s Championship in an attempt to recreate “The Yes Movement” from Wrestlemania 30 with Daniel Bryan.
  • Ryback has released a self help book available on Amazon and Kindle titled “Wake Up: It’s Feeding Time”.
  • Former WWE Announcer Todd Grisham will now be working for UFC.
  • All charges against Jimmy Snuka have been dropped as the judge dismissed the case.
  • The storyline with Cedric Alexander, Alicia Fox and Noam Dar happened for the sole purpose of Vince McMahon wanting to hear Noam say “Fox” in a Scottish Accent.
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Dolph Ziggler Shirt Will Steal The Show

Introducing the latest in fashion from WWE Shop. Only someone as bold as Dolph Ziggler could pull off rocking this garment with it’s screaming pink color and retro Miami Vice style design. Dolph is a top contender on Smackdown where he recently had an epic feud and a series of highly praised matches with the Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. Get this tee shirt today and support Ziggler in 2017. Click on the pictures below for men’s, women’s and youth sizes.

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Updated Roadblock Betting Odds Mandate Heavy Favorites

The “smart money” odds have emerged in the hours leading up to Roadblock on the WWE Network. The lines have shifted to heavily favor certain competitors and Kevin Owens is once again favored to retain his Universal Championship.  Charlotte’s odds have shifted greatly as well as those of Sami Zayn. Major changes to wagering odds. Follow them up to when the bell rings for the match at 5Dimes.

 

WWE Universal Championship

Kevin Owens(c) -1050 vs Roman Reigns +550

WWE Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks(c) +575 vs Charlotte Flair -1125

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Triple Threat Match
Rich Swann(c) -1790 vs TJ Perkins -1450 vs Brian Kendrick) +1450

WWE Tag Team Championship
The New Day(c) +1850 vs Cesaro & Sheamus -5550

10 Minute Time Limit
Sami Zayn -900 vs Braun Strowman +500

Seth Rollins -6000 vs Chris Jericho +2000

Big Cass +1100 vs Rusev -2300

For anyone interested in following the these lines in real time as they happen visit 5Dimes. Registration is free and there is no obligation to place wagers.

 

 

Who is Favored to Win at WWE Roadblock 2016?

The odds for Roadblock has now been set by 5Dimes and this is the latest we’ve ever had to wait for lines to a PPV. Currently Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Rich Swann,The team of Cesaro and Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and Rusev are favored as winners.Within a few hours of the lies being set, The Universal Championship match flipped completely, originally considering Roman Reigns an underdog. A possible reason for this could be players putting a disproportional amount of money of Roman, leading to the change in lines creating a “balanced book”. Also, The women’s match was originally in a dead heat with both Sasha and Charlotte both being listed as slight underdogs, but now Sasha is heavily favored.

A quick education in how to read the “money lines” is as simple as understanding the minus sign represents the favorite and the plus sign indicating the underdog. Based on the lines listed here a $100 bet on Owens at +180 would win $180, but it would take a $260 bet on Roman to win only $100 since he is as favored as he is. All of the lines here fall under “end of broadcast” ruling meaning if the initial finish is overruled or a match is restarted, the final result is the one recognized by sportsbooks. This accounts for “Dusty Finishes”.

WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens(c) +180 vs Roman Reigns -260

WWE Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks(c) -540 vs Charlotte Flair +360

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Triple Threat Match
Rich Swann(c) -350 vs Field(Both TJ Perkins and Brian Kendrick) +250

WWE Tag Team Championship
The New Day(c) +135 vs Cesaro & Sheamus -175

10 Minute Time Limit
Sami Zayn +130 vs Braun Strowman -170

Seth Rollins  -400 vs Chris Jericho +280

Big Cass +205 vs Rusev -285

Lines are constantly changing, sometimes in dramatic fashion and can be followed at 5Dimes.

WWE TLC 2016 Betting Odds

WWE TLC 2016 Betting Odds Set!

Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Oh My…

WWE TLC is this Sunday on the WWE Network featuring the roster of the Smackdown Brand. The markets for the wagering have opened up and can be followed at 5Dimes.

In the main event for the WWE Championship AJ Styles defends against Dean Ambrose in a TLC match. This feud has been or ordeal for both men and Styles is heavily favored to retain at -900 giving him a 90% chance of winning. His title reign has been both successful and well received and it appears a lengthy, prosperous in in AJ’s future. The only chance Ambrose has here is the “James Ellsworth Factor” which admittedly is a very real possibility.

In a ladder match for the Intercontinental Title, Dolph Ziggler challenges IC Champ The Miz continuing their feud of the year nominated series. The odds are close here with Miz favored at -190 and Dolph as a slight underdog at +150. The match itself could be an absolute show stealer with the quality of matches between these two as of recent being considered their best work ever.

Women’s Tables Match and Wyatt Family Favored

In a tables match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Becky Lynch defends against Alexa Bliss. Lynch is considerably favored to win the match at -260. Becky is on a roll at the moment and it’s best for the entire women’s division that it stays that way. The division is on Becky’s back for now and she is handling the pressure as Bliss and Carmella continue to improve and grow into their roles on the main roster. Nikki Bella is also reestablishing herself since returning from major injuries.

Heath Slater and Rhyno, the Tag Team Champions, are set to defend against The Wyatt Family. The Wyatts are favored to win the match at -600, so they are strongly favored to win. It is not realistic for Heath and Rhyno to remain champions for much longer and it’s time for The Wyatts to have a purpose as opposed to rudderless direction.

Nikki Bella and Carmella on No DQ Match, Baron Corbin Targets Kalisto

In a No DQ Match, Nikki Bella is the favorite at -145 against Carmella at +105. Bella’s return is going well and she needs to continue stacking up big wins, but with Carmella doing well in promos and stepping it up in the ring, it’s difficult to argue she’s not ready to be elevated right now. Really difficult to make a solid call on this one. Carmella has a serious chance here.

Baron Corbin continues his crusade against smaller competitors with Kalisto is the cross hairs this time around. Corbin is favored at -400, is a star on the rise since being drafted to Smackdown, and Kalisto winning has no upside. Corbin is going to be star and should keep his focus in this match because he cannot afford make careless mistakes with opportunity at his doorstep.

These lines changing constantly and can be followed at 5Dimes where registering for the sports book requires no credit card or obligation to place wagers.

WWE TLC 2016 Lineup With Betting Odds

WWE World Championship – TLC Match

AJ Styles -900 vs Dean Ambrose +500

WWE Intercontinental Championship – Ladder Match

The Miz -190 vs Dolph Ziggler +150

Smackdown Women’s Championship – Tables Match

Becky Lynch -260 vs Alexa Bliss +180

Smackdown Tag Team Championships

Heath Slater & Rhyno +400 vs The Wyatt Family -600

No DQ Match

Nikki Bella -145 vs Carmella +105

Baron Corbin -400 vs Kalisto +280

WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 Betting Odds

The official betting odds from 5Dimes have been set for this Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell on the WWE Network.  All of these matches lines include the standard end of broadcast ruling provision, meaning that if a match is reversed up until the point Hell in a Cell ends, the sportsbook judges the outcome on the final decision. This accounts for “Dusty finishes”.

To understand the lines and how they work, it is actually very simple. A – symbol  indicates who is favored to win, while a + symbol identifies the underdog. The numbers following tell us how much the wrestler(s) is favored or unfavored. Looking at the US Championship match Roman Reigns at -1500 is favored heavily, so it would be a $1500 wager to win only $100. The underdog here is Rusev at +700 meaning a successful $100 bet would win $700.

WWE Universal Championship Hell in a Cell Match

Kevin Owens -1065 vs Seth Rollins +555

WWE United States Championship Hell in a Cell Match

Roman Reigns -1500 vs Rusev +700

WWE Women’s Championship Hell in a Cell Match

Sasha Banks -335 vs Charlotte +245

WWE Cruiserweight Championship

T.J. Perkins +285 vs Brian Kendrick -405

WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The New Day -265  vs Cesaro & Sheamus +185

Enzo Amore & Big Cass +320 vs Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson -460

Bayley -1350 vs Dana Brooke +650

Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado & Sin Cara -490 vs Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari +300

The betting lines are constantly changing and can be followed by visiting 5Dimes and viewing their sportsbook.

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