Just hours away from the first ever Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, the pro wrestling world is still not sure if the WWE Network special will be treated like a house show or a major pay-per-view.
On one hand the WWE booked a stacked card and pulled out all the stops from the production standpoint. On the other hand, where are the stakes and what exactly does the winner of a massive 50 man Royal Rumble match win?
With seven title matches, an Undertaker match, John Cena vs. Triple H and a first of its kind 50 man battle royal, how will the winners on the Greatest Royal Rumble card affect future WWE story lines and feuds?
Turning to the online betting community is often times a good peak behind what may or may not happen at a WWE Network special event. According to the renowned sportsbook Diamond Sportsbook International (BetDSI), bettors have tabbed a few favorites for the 50 man Royal Rumble match.
Here are the latest top ten favorites to win the 50 man over the top battle royal.
+400 Daniel Bryan
+450 Braun Strowman
+500 Bobby Lashley
+700 Samoa Joe
+800 Big Cass
+850 Chris Jericho
+900 Baron Corbin
+1500 Dean Ambrose
+1750 Rey Mysterio
70,000 fans doing Yes chants could be the right way to close the show and give Daniel Bryan a huge boost going back to SmackDown. Braun Strowman’s rise to becoming the biggest star on Raw could also be expedited with a win on Friday.
Odds for other major matches at the Greatest Royal Rumble from BetDSI are below.
-190 Roman Reigns
+155 Brock Lesnar
-180 A.J. Styles
+150 Shinsuke Nakamura
-480 The Undertaker
-180 John Cena
+150 Triple H
-360 Matt Hardy/Bray Wyatt
Bury Rusev softly brother. If the WWE wants make it’s mark at the Greatest Royal Rumble, having Roman Reigns finally conquer Brock Lesnar and wining the Universal title would be one way to do it.
Looking over the odds, do any favorites standout? Are a few underdogs being overlooked in the 50 man battle royal?