Can you bet on WWE pro wrestling? Yes. Here’s your WrestleMania 30 odds

Betting on John Cena in last year's WrestleMania against The Rock would have been a good investment. Credit: Getty Images
Betting on John Cena in last year’s WrestleMania against The Rock would ahve been a good investment. Credit: Getty Images

It’s difficult to become rich in the entertainment world. But once you get there, it really should be a piece of cake the rest of the way.

Just bet on yourself.

You’ve seen prop bets for the Grammys and Oscars before (odds that Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing blue on the red carpet, the over/under time on Ellen’s monologue etc.). But did you know you can bet on pro wrestling? In particular, this Sunday’s entire WrestleMania 30 card?

You can. For real. Here’s the link to Bovada’s sportsbook.

As fake as most movies are, pro wrestling is [unjustly] seen as the fakest thing going in entertainment today. But you can bet on it, and here’s guessing the fix is in on the corporate level.


Really – what’s to stop Vince McMahon or HHH from sending the third cousin of the “Red Rooster” Terry Taylor to a Las Vegas book the week before WrestleMania and placing $500 [got to be discreet] on Randy Orton [currently at +500 to retain the WWE World Heavyweight title]? Rooster’s cuz would have some pre-hand, inside info on what’s going down at ’Mania, of course, and would get a portion of WWE corporate’s winnings before eventually being left for dead in The Undertaker’s hometown of Death Valley, Calif.

If you’re so inclined to wager on a fake sport, here are my expert picks [I've sadly been watching since WrestleMania 5] for WrestleMania 30. Much easier than picking a perfect bracket, for sure.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Dolph Ziggler (6/1)
Because WWE feels bad about his concussion issues.

Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
The Field (+225) over A.J. Lee
No way WWE misses the chance to give one of the Bella twins more pub.

The Shield vs. Kane & New Age Outlaws
Kane & New Age Outlaws (+425)
We see the Shield finally disintegrate with Roman Reigns set to be the post-WrestleMania “IT” guy.

Usos vs. Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores vs. Real Americans
Usos (-200)
They have some crossover appeal, those two.

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt (-300)
Cena’s dangerously close to reaching Chris Jericho territory. You know – he’s the guy who is still always in the title picture but is there mainly to put over younger talent. Somehow, his popularity (or heat) never dips despite the mounting losses.

Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
Undertaker (-3000)
Gotta admit, I’ve been somewhat underwhelmed by the build for this match. No way a part-time wrestler who is 36-years-old and has “UFC-return” rumors swirling beats “The Streak.” If anyone ever does it, it will be a young guy that needs to be “made.” Still think the Undertaker retires undefeated at the big show when all is said and done.

Daniel Bryan vs. HHH
N/A
This is going to end in a double-disqualification or count out, no doubt, and both Bryan and HHH will be inserted into the title match, creating a Fatal Four-way later that night.

Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan vs. HHH
Daniel Bryan (-700)
There’s a reason why Batista won the Royal Rumble. The payoff finally comes this Sunday for all the wrestling geeks and “Yes!” bandwagoners out there. WrestleManias rarely end with a pissed off crowd.

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBOS



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