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Somebody’s treating John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura like a PPV match

There’s been no small amount of upset among WWE fans about SmackDown’s main event for Tuesday, August 1.

Whether it’s because the company is “leaving money on the table” by putting this first-ever showdown between WWE legend John Cena and Japanese superstar Shinsuke Nakamura on (so-called) free television rather than pay-per-view (PPV) and/or it’s the latest example of Vince McMahon not understanding what he has in the King of Strong Style and/or you don’t think either man - but especially Swagsuke - should be taking a loss right now, the reaction to Daniel Bryan announcing the match was a lot more “WTF!?!?” than “F*** YEAH!!!!”

But fear not, sports entertainment junkies! The bookies (not to be confused with the bookers) agree with you that a Cena/Nakamura showdown should be a big deal. That’s why, for the first time in history according to Wrestling Observer, oddsmakers are taking bets on a TV match.

You may not like the line, Cena is a -160 favorite to Nak’s +120 underdog, but you can take some consolation in knowing the “smart” money hasn’t come in yet, so these odds are just an attempt to even out the betting on both sides, not a sign some WWE insider is throwing a lot of money behind the Total Bellas star because they know he’s going to be trying for WWE title #17 at SummerSlam.

So, place your bets, Cagesiders... or just state your case for why this match should or shouldn’t be happening on SmackDown... below.

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