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John Cena No Longer Favored to Win the Royal Rumble, But Who is the New Favorite?

The following odds have been sourced by Paddy Power, which accepts players from Ireland, The UK and other countries.

A New Front Runner Emerges in the Royal Rumble

After nearly a year of Roman Reigns being long favored to win the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, it would be John Cena who would snatch the #1 most favorable odds away from “The Big Dog”, but this didn’t last very long. After both Roman and Shinsuke Nakamura were tied in a dead heat for the top positioning in the Rumble, Nakamura is now the most likely to win according to these odds at +140. This gives “The King of Strong Style” a probability of over 40% to win this match.

If this ends up holding true, it will presumably lead to the epic Wrestlemania match many ardent fans are dying to see with WWE Champion AJ Styles defending against Shinsuke. Both of these very talented performers were active at the same time in New Japan Pro Wrestling before coming to the WWE system and teased a major encounter in their Money in the Bank Ladder match. Time stood still as these two lock gazes in this match and let the audience soak in the moment and omen of a future meeting on a grander stage.

As for John Cena, his odds have been knocked down to +400, however Dolph Ziggler has been upgraded to have identical odds to Cena. This means both have the same probability of winning the match. Many were lest wondering what’s next for Ziggler since he vacated the United States Championship and a Rumble win might be the answer. It will be especially interesting to see how Ziggler’s odds move from now until the Rumble on January 28.

Here is the most current odds available for nearly 100 possible Rumble winners.

Royal Rumble 2018 Betting Odds

Shinsuke Nakamura +140

Roman Reigns +225

Dolph Ziggler +4000

John Cena +4000

Finn Balor +7000

Randy Orton +1000

Baron Corbin +1000

Daniel Bryan +1000

Braun Strowman +1600

AJ Styles +1600

Seth Rollins +1600

Sami Zayn +1800

Kevin Owens +1800

Batista +2000

Bobby Roode +2000

Rusev +2500

Samoa Joe +2500

Jinder Mahal +2500

Bray Wyatt +2500

Matt Hardy +3300

Jeff Hardy +3300

Chris Jericho +3300

Jason Jordan +3300

Brock Lesnar +3300

The Miz +3500

Big E +3500

Elias +4000

Goldberg +4000

Kenny Omega +4000

Undertaker +4000

Cesaro +4000

Sheamus +4000

Shelton Benjamin +5000

Roderick Strong +5000

Triple H +5000

The Rock +5000

Dean Ambrose +5000

Eric Young +5000

Chad Gable +5000

Kurt Angle +5000

Big Cass +5000

Enzo Amore +6600

Eric Rowan +6600

Killian Dain +6600

Apollo Crews +6600

CM Punk +6600

Shane McMahon +6600

Karl Anderson +6600

Luke Gallows +6600

Luke Harper +6600

Mojo Rawley +6600

Kassius Ohno +6600

Pete Dunne +8000

Tyler Bates +8000

Tyler Breeze +8000

Tye Dillenger +8000

Hideo Itami +8000

Titus O’Neil +8000

Shawn Michaels +8000

Neville +8000

Kane +8000

Brian Kendrick +8000

Zack Ryder +8000

TJ Perkins +8000

Dash Wilder +10000

Ryback +10000

Jack Gallagher +10000

Tommaso Ciampa +10000

Big Show +10000

Scott Dawson +10000

Conor McGregor +10000

Johnny Gargano +10000

Curtis Axel 150/1

Bo Dallas +15000

Heath Slater +15000

Bubba Ray +15000

Fandango +15000

Jey Uso +15000

No Way Jose +15000

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin +15000

Jimmy Uso +15000

Sin Cara +15000

John Morrison +15000

R-Truth +15000

Goldust +15000

Kalisto +15000

Alberto Del Rio +20000

Shaquille O’Neal +20000

Billy Gunn +20000

Darren Young +20000

James Ellsworth +20000

Kevin Nash +20000

Jerry Lawler +20000

Hulk Hogan +20000

Carlito +22500

Rhyno +25000

Vin Diesel +25000

Floyd Mayweather +40000

Donald Trump +75000

Barack Obama +100000

Source – Paddy Power

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Universal Championship – Who is Favored in the Triple Threat Match?

Who Will Prevail at the Royal Rumble?

When it was revealed that Brock Lesnar would be defending the Universal Championship against two opponents, Braun Strowman and Kane, ardent consumers of WWE were initially puzzled about Kane being involved in the match. Shortly thereafter the consensus was that Kane was added to the match so that neither Strowman nor Lesnar would have to take a pinfall or submission loss. For those unaware, a Triple Threat match creates a situation where a championship can be lost without actually being beaten outright.

Lesnar is currently favored to retain at the Royal Rumble, with odds of -500. This means it would take a $500 bet to win only $100. This makes both Braun Strowman at +300 and Kane at +1000 the underdogs. A $100 bet on Kane upon success would yield $1000.

Lesnar and Strowman met one on one for Brock’s championship in September of last year at the PPV No Mercy and saw the champion defeat the challenger with his finisher, the F5. This was heavily criticized, as the current landscape of important WWE matches usually requires MULTIPLE finishers to defeat an opponent. To be fair, Braun did dominate Lesnar in both the match itself and the scuffles and brawls leading up to it.

With the idea that Kane is only involved to take the pin or be submitted, it would be very interesting to see a prop bet on which competitor will be the one to do so, however no such wager yet exists. Wagering on this particular match is only available to bettors in the UK and Ireland right now, but will be available to gamblers worldwide sometime before the Royal Rumble event.

WWE Universal Championship – Triple Threat

Brock Lesnar(c) -500 vs Braun Strowman +300 vs Kane +1000

Source – Paddy Power


Royal Rumble Matches, Tickets, and How To Watch For Free!


The Royal Rumble is just weeks away! This is a very exciting year with the 1st ever Women’s Royal Rumble to add to the usual mayhem! Tickets are still available on StubHub and Ticket Liquidator, so make sure you get them before they are completely gone!

The matches announced so far are:

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Triple Threat Match)

The first-ever 30-Woman Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match

The 2018 30-Man Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match

United States Championship to be decided in tournament

WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn — 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Title

Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin (2-out-of-3-Falls Match)

You can watch The 2018 Royal Rumble for FREE by subscribing to the WWE network today!

Details to be announced as we get them! Check back for PPV odds when they hit the market so make sure to bookmark our site!