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What Nightmares Await in Bray Wyatt’s “House of Horrors” Match at WWE Payback?,

New Details Teased About House of Horror Match

WWE sent out a survey to the WWE Fan Council asking what the “House of Horrors” match for the WWE Championship between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt at Payback should be. There was some criticism towards the WWE for booking a match and not having a plan in place for what that match will entail. The survey was actually a checklist of the following items. This looks to be an experimental match that could be a big hit or a total dud.

  • Cage
  • Darkness
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  • Pitch Forks
  • Sheeple”
  • Mirrors
  • Projected images
  • Fog
  • A match set outside the arena
  • Creepy/scary
  • Music
  • Other
  • Nothing different
  • Chainsaws
  • Bugs
  • Masks
  • Snakes
  • Costumes
  • Axes
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Chains
  • Fire
  • Kendo Sticks
  • Would prefer no weapons or objects
  • Other

Speaking of the “House of Horrors” Match, the obvious reason why this was moved to Raw branded Payback is because Brock Lesnar will not be on that event and therefore the Universal Championship would not be defended. This will be the first time since the brand split that the WWE Championship is defended on a Raw branded PPV.

WWE Payback Matches

Other matches for WWE Payback on the WWE Network have been announced with more matches to be added as we approach March 30.

United States Championship

Kevin Owens(c) vs Chris Jericho

Raw Tag Team Championship

The Hardy Boyz(c) vs Cesaro & Sheamus

Cruiserweight Championship

Neville (c) vs Austin Aries

Another match likely for is Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman to capitalize off the brutal attack that saw Strowman throw Reigns around backstage, push him off a loading dock and then push over an ambulance with Reigns inside. Roman literally will be after Payback.

Now that Seth Rollins finished of Triple H at Wrestlemania 33, expect him to move on to a match with Samoa Joe at Payback. This one could steal the show if the match end up being booked.



What is Bray Wyatt’s House of Horrors Match?

The next Smackdown branded WWE PPV Backlash on May 21, 2017 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. That give 7 weeks of build for this event, which has been unheard of for decades. There will be a RAW branded PPV in the interim, Payback in San Jose, CA on April 30.

Despite this stretch until Backlash, Smackdown already seems to be building towards the main event, a Wrestlemania rematch. Bray Wyatt is invoking his rematch clause against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Cryptic as ever, Wyatt has challenged Orton to a unique specialty match that no one seems to know the rules to but Bray himself.

I want to fight in a different kind of match.

One that will not only push your body,

but it will push your mind as well.

I promise I’m going to drive you to a new level of insanity.

You will be twisted far more than you’ve been twisted before.

Not just mentally, but physically as well in what I like to call a House of Horrors match.”

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Randy has readily accepted, despite not knowing the nature of this match. What will be revealed about this mysterious bout in the weeks leading to Backlash? It’s worth mentioning that though the challenge has been accepted, it has not been officially announced for Backlash as of press time. There has been much speculation about what exactly a “House of Horrors” match will entail.

Some early speculation is that this will be very similar to an “Asylum Match”, innovated by Dean Ambrose against Chris Jericho at Extreme Rules last year. This match saw a cage with weapons suspended above for the taking. This seems like a non-creative route to go for a main event match. The Asylum Match was not a main event and it wasn’t exactly praised as a match concept.

Could this be a match held outside of the arena in a remote location like a haunted mansion or even a return to to the Wyatt Compound? Probably not.

This match could very well be inspired by the WCW Halloween Havoc 1991 opener of Sting, El Gigante, & The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) Vs. Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, Abdullah The Butcher, & The Diamond Studd. The climax here saw Abdullah being electrified after being strapped into an electric chair that descended into the ring. You can actually watch this match on the WWE Network by clicking here.

The most likely scenario with what we currently know is this will be a special effects match. Expect similar pageantry to the light effects the encapsulated the canvas at Wrestlemania or Wyatt’s ability to teleport. It’s an experimental match type that could fail miserably, but is a risk worth taking because it could end up being well received as part of the evolution of pro wrestling.

WWE Backlash is a Smackdown Branded  Special Event taking place 5/21 on the WWE Network

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Updated 2017 Royal Rumble Odds

As expected, the Royal Rumble odds have been moving erratically and currently Randy Orton is favored to win it all in the rumble itself. Both John Cena and Roman Reigns are favorites to win their championship matches against AJ Styles for the WWE Championship and Kevin Owen for the Universal Championship respectively. Both of these matches are very close in the odds however.

The RAW Women’s and the Cruiserweight Championships have much wider margins however. Charlotte is favored at -750 to beat Bayley which makes all the sense in the world based on Miss Flair being undefeated on PPV and that streak should hold until Wrestlemania at least based on the rumors.

Neville is heavily favored to attain victory against Rich Swann at -900 and this would be appropriate with his heel turn being so well received. Keeping the momentum would be the smartest move as far as Neville is concerned.

Here are the latest odds and watch them move by clicking here to visit 5Dimes.

WWE Championship

AJ Styles(c) +105 vs John Cena -145

WWE Universal Championship

Kevin Owens(c) +140 vs Roman Reigns -180

WWE RAW Women’s Championship

Charlotte Flair(c) -750 vs Bayley +450

WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Rich Swann(c) +500 vs Neville -900

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WWE Royal Rumble Match

Randy Orton +275

The Undertaker +400

Braun Strowman +550

Goldberg +550

Finn Balor +950

Samoa Joe +950

Chris Jericho +1000

Brock Lesnar +1400

Bray Wyatt +2000

Sami Zayn +2100

John Cena +2200

Baron Corbin +2600

Shinsuke Nakamura +3000

The Miz +3200

AJ Styles +3500

Kenny Omega +3500

Roman Reigns +3800

Seth Rollins +3800

Triple H +4400

Dean Ambrose +4400

Kevin Owens +4800

Kurt Angle +5500

Mojo Rawley +5500

Cesaro +5500

Shawn Michaels +8500

Austin Aries +8500

Dolph Ziggler +8500

Big Show +8500

Big Cass +8500

Rusev +8500

Sheamus +11000

Kofi Kingston +16500

Luke Harper +16500

Big E +22000

Xavier Woods +27500

Karl Anderson +11000

Bobby Roode +11000

CM Punk +11000

Chad Gable +11000

Enzo Amore +11000

Doc Gallows +11000

Jason Jordan +11000

Hideo Itami +11000

Rich Swann +11000

The Rock +16500

Kalisto +22000

Erick Rowan +22000

Neville +22000

Batista +22000

Brian Kendrick +22000

Shane McMahon +22000

TJ Perkins +27500

Zack Ryder +27500

Apollo Crews +27500

Curtis Axel +27500

Daniel Bryan +27500

Darren Young +27500

Fandango +27500

Goldust +27500

Heath Slater +27500

Jack Swagger +27500

Jey Uso +27500

Jimmy Uso +27500

Mark Henry +27500

R-Truth +27500

Ryback +27500

Tyler Breeze +27500

Shaquille O’Neal +27500

Shelton Benjamin +27500

Sin Cara +27500

Sting +27500

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin +27500

Hulk Hogan +30000

Bo Dallas +33000

Rhyno +33000

Conor McGregor +45000

Titus O’Neil +55000

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Dave Meltzer Influences the Royal Rumble Odds

Dave Meltzer, arguable the most respected journalist in pro wrestling and head of The Wrestling Observer, has influenced the Royal Rumble odds by his reporting of what he has learned from his backstage sources. The idea here is that Bray Wyatt will win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber, a Smackdown branded PPV. Originally, when we learned this the thought had been that The Rumble winner would obviously and definitely be from the RAW roster as the speculation suggests that the Elimination Chamber would be for a WWE Championship title shot at Wrestlemania. RAW’s Universal Championship, by this point, would have been determined already based on a Rumble win. These predictions were shook up when it was announced the the WWE Championship would actually be defended in the Chamber instead of being for the number one contendership.

Meltzer put out the concept of Wyatt going into Mania as champion and that Randy Orton would be the challenger, meaning he is set to win the Rumble. Orton joined the Wyatt family last year, but his explosive personality disorder and the fact that it’s not really fitting for his “Viper” character indicates that he cannot last as the “servile puppy dog” of Wyatt for very long.

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Dave also put out the idea that the two major titles would not be kept on Kevin Owens and AJ Styles going into Wrestlemania and now both of those title matches at Royal Rumble have odds against the champions leading to what many consider a “nightmare scenario” with Roman Reigns and John Cena as the WWE Universal Champions and WWE Champion respectively.

This reporting has influenced the odds with Randy Orton now the favorite with even odds at the moment from Paddy Power, which caters to the European market. For the American market Orton has risen to most favored at +275 and this can been seen at 5Dimes. How people bet results in “moving the lines” so sports books can maintain a balanced book.

Follow the odds in the European market by visiting clicking here to visit Paddy Power. For the American market click here to visit 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 No Mercy Predictions and Expert Analysis

AJ Styles, Becky Lynch and Baron Corbin are heavy favorites achieve victory at WWE No Mercy this Sunday on the WWE Network. The sportsbook 5Dimes has set early lines have for 7 matches at the event and are known to change drastically in the days and hours leading up to the matches themselves. Allow me to break down these matches and odds with my valuable expert analysis.

WWE World Championship Triple Threat
AJ Styles -1050 vs Field of John Cena and Dean Ambrose +550

No surprises with the main event with Styles being heavily favored. He’s considered an asset now by the WWE since he has proven himself to an asset to the promotion and the wise plan would be for AJ to hang onto that championship as long as possible. We also know that John Cena won’t be around due to the filming of American Grit Season 2 and neither will Dean Ambrose because he has another movie to film for WWE Studios.

The storyline of the match revolves around real life issues between John Cena and Dean Ambrose which resulted in some of the deepest, most powerful promos between the two. This began with Ambrose calling Cena a “lazy part timer” and Cena countering that he worked away from the ring to drive WWE into a truly worldwide entity with designs on a Wrestlemania in China. Dean also brought up that John has his own locker room and didn’t bother with the rest of the performers. Cena took issue with this and explained to “you are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with and Dean would slow him down. This would continue for weeks and weeks.

Both challengers may end up too focused on each other and lose sight of the WWE Championship and expect Styles to exploit this and squeak out a victory in the midst of the chaos. There is no champions advantage in place as per the rules of a triple threat match do not permit a count out or a disqualification.

Playing the field here is tempting but risky and consider AJ to be a lock here. For entertainment value picking the field of John Cena and Dean Ambrose is the fun pick, but AJ is money in the bank.

WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch -1580 vs Alexa Bliss +750

Massive line for Becky Lynch and I’m very confident she will be able to win so convincingly that the probable finish is Alexa tapping out to Becky clean in the middle of the ring. The risk vs reward is not a smart wager to make. Alexa could pick a win by DQ or count out and drag this feud out another month. A fluke is possible here and Bliss’ “Harley Quinn” cosplay has been catching on and it could be ripe time to elevate Bliss. Stay away from any serious picks on this one.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Heath Slater & Rhyno +140 vs The Usos -180

The tag team championships are slightly favored to change hands, save for the DQ or count out provision. This is a good pick but expect the lines to move further in the direction of The Usos. The new heel gimmick has invigorated this team and it must be capitalized on. Heath Slater & Rhyno had a Cinderella run to the titles and The Usos have too much experience as a team to lose again.

WWE Intercontinental Championship vs Career
The Miz -155 vs Dolph Ziggler +115
These lines will change dramatically and I can’t predict which was it will go. Rumors of Dolph taking a job as a WWE producer exist and most believe he will lose and Ric Flair predicting Ziggler retires make these close odds especially shocking. One would think that The Miz, who is having an epic run as IC Champion, would be more heavily favored in the early market. My pick is The Miz though I’m not especially confident in this backing.

Randy Orton +115 vs Bray Wyatt -155
Randy Orton is a good pick here and it’s puzzling that he is an underdog. I could see this one flipping completely. Orton just lost badly twice to Brock Lesnar and Smackdown could use another fan favorite with steam. WWE has shown no commitment to building Bray Wyatt into a main eventer and if he somehow wins expect Bray to become one. No likely,

Nikki Bella -300 vs Carmella +220
Bella’s the obvious pick with Total Bellas premiering. Nikki has the top name value out of all women that currently compete in the WWE. Awesome feud here, but Carmella is being fed to Nikki. Bella is going after the championship from here.

Preshow Match
Jack Swagger +500 vs Baron Corbin -900
Corbin seems like he’s too favored here and Jack Swagger is a smart pick here because he has more of a chance than 5Dimes is currently giving him. Jack has been repackaged and fans are buying into him again. Don’t get it wrong, Baron is probably winning this, but picking Swagger yields a great reward for little risk. The economics point to Swagger.

Will be interesting to see how the lines change at 5Dimes over the weekend.

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