We’re three weeks removed from the WrestleMania 36 weekend, a show which was supposed to jam pack the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, but ended up being held at the tiny WWE Performance Center in front of no crowd.
Despite the show being taped a week-and-a-half in advance, betting on the show was still offered, with 15 out of the 18 matches available. The only ones that were not offered were the two Kickoff matches because they were announced late, and the Smackdown Tag Team titles and Universal title matches, both of which had a change. The Smackdown Tag Team titles ladder match turned into a triple threat match with one member of each team and the Universal title match had Braun Strowman step in for Roman Reigns instead.
But how did bookmakers fare when it comes to predicting match winners at WrestleMania? Actually, they fared pretty good because out of 14 matches, 11 of them were correct and only missed out on three. When placing bets, the best way to simulate your potential earnings depending on odds offered is to make use of a free bet calculator which will show you instantly your winnings and profits.
Let’s take a look on what bookmakers got right at WrestleMania.
Five of the correctly-guessed matches were all for a title. In fact, the WWE, Smackdown Women’s, Raw Tag Team, Intercontinental, and Women’s Tag Team title matches all went the way it was predicted. Drew McIntyre, who had odds of 2/7, won against Brock Lesnar to dethrone the beast. Bayley, with odds of 3/4, overcame four other Superstars – Tamina, Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Lacey Evans – to retain the Smackdown Women’s title. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross became two-time Women Tag Team champions and had odds of 3/4, while The Street Profits retained the Raw Tag Team titles and had odds of 11/50. Sami Zayn also was favorite with 8/13 odds and retained the Intercontinental title against Daniel Bryan.
The other matches which were guessed correctly included Bray Wyatt beating John Cena, The Undertaker beating AJ Styes, Edge winning against Randy Orton, Aleister Black defeating Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens beating Seth Rollins, and Otis defeating Dolph Ziggler.
And what went wrong?
Two title matches which were predicted went the other way. Rhea Ripley had odds of 13/20 to beat Charlotte Flair and retain the NXT Women’s title but that went Flair’s way who had 11/10 odds. Shayna Baszler was also predicted to beat Becky Lynch and had odds of 11/25 but Becky won and retained the Raw Women’s title with odds of 8/5. King Corbin was also listed as favorite with 11/20 odds but Elias won with 5/4 odds.