Today marks the first time WWE has hosted a stadium event in the UK since SummerSlam in 1992. With that 30 year gap ending you’d expect some UK stars to come out on top for their hometown audience right? Sportsbooks aren’t so sure.
Roman Reigns v. Drew McIntyre
Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre have the highest profile match on the card. The two will battle for the Undisputed Universal Championship. Reigns hasn’t lost a televised match since 2019 and will have been champion for 735 days come Saturday. Will McIntyre win in front of his home crowd? Sportsbooks think it’s a tossup.
Reigns and McIntyre are both given -120 odds, or an implied 54.6% chance to win the match. That’s a stark difference from how sportsbooks viewed the match a week ago when Reigns was the heavy favorite at -227, or an implied 69.4% chance.
Liv Morgan v. Shayna Baszler
Unlike the Men’s title match, the Women’s title match has a clear and obvious favorite. Liv Morgan is most likely going to retain her title according to sportsbooks.
The Smackdown Women’s champion is given -333 odds, or an implied 76.9% chance to retain here title. That’s an increase on her -303 odds from last Friday. Meanwhile, Baszler is given +200 odds, or an implied 33.3% chance to pull off the upset.
Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka v. Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky
This is yet another match where the favorites have only expanded their lead in the last week. The heel team of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky are the massive favorites to win this one at -400, or an implied 80% chance. That’s a sizable increase form the -250 odds they were given last Friday.
Meanwhile, the babyfaces are given +225 odds, or an implied 30.8% chance to pull off the upset. If they do lose, it would be Bianca Belair’s first PPV loss, in a non-Royal Rumble match, since Crown Jewel in October of 2021.
|Tag Team||Odds||Implied chance|
|Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky||-400||80%|
|Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka||+225||30.8%|
Matt Riddle v. Seth Rollins
This match hasn’t seen much odds movement. Seth Rollins remains the favorite, and the odds have moved in his favor, but only slightly.
Rollins is now given -227 odds, or an implied 69.4% chance to win the match. He was given -175 odds last Friday. Meanwhile, Matt Riddle has gone from +125 odds to +163 odds, and he’s still given a 38% chance to pull off the upset.
Gunther v. Sheamus
Gunther is the biggest favorite on the card. In fact, the odds were already so large that they didn’t move from last week.
Gunther is given -455 odds, or an implied 82% chance to retain his Intercontinental title. Meanwhile, hometown hero Sheamus is given +275 odds, or just a 26.7% chance to win the only title he has never won in his WWE career.
Edge and Rey Mysterio v. The Judgement Day
Sportsbooks believe that the heels are going to come out on top here. The Judgement Day is a pretty big favorite at -189, or an implied 65.4% chance to come out on top. Meanwhile, Edge and Rey Mysterio are given +138 odds, or an implied 42% chance to pull off the upset.
That said, this match hasn’t been on the card long, and it’s possible that sportsbooks are simply behind the curve here. It’s hard to tell given just how little time this match has had on the market.
|Tag Team||Odds||Implied chance|
|The Judgement Day||-189||65.4%|
|Edge and Rey Mysterio||+138||42%|
Written by: Kyle Newman of OddsChecker