On Sunday, the WWE Extreme Rules 2017 pay-per-view could bring a surprising winner in the Fatal 5-Way match. The winner of that particular bout will earn No. 1 contender status for the WWE Universal Championship, meaning a future match against “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. In addition to that battle, the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, tag team, and Cruiserweight titles are all on the line. The latest WWE Extreme Rules 2017 match betting odds could give some insight into who will leave the arena holding onto these championship belts.
As reported by WWE Leaks earlier today, the Extreme Rules 2017 match odds have officially opened at several sports books. The odds for the favorites to win could give potential winner results spoilers, so fans who want to possibly be surprised on Sunday should avoid reading on. However, most of the championship match odds have been listed out, with a possible surprising winner in what could be the main event match. These include the Hardys defending their tag team titles, Alexa Bliss defending the Raw Women’s title, and Dean Ambrose defending the Intercontinental Championship. There’s also the No. 1 contender Fatal 5-Way match, which is providing some intrigue days ahead of the match.
Austin Aries will have his third attempt to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship from Neville. In their previous pay-per-view match, Neville got the win on a shady move where he yanked the referee down to avoid tapping out. That earned him a disqualification. This latest bout will be a Submission match. Although Aries got Neville to tap on Raw recently and the odds opened in the challenger’s favor to win. Aries was listed at 8 to 11 odds, with Neville an 11 to 10 underdog.
However, Neville also became one of the favorites to win shortly after the odds had been released, with his current listing at 4 to 9, and Aries moving to underdog at 7 to 5 odds. This is most likely due to the finish on Raw where Aries had the upper hand, as that sort of victory can give fans some false confidence that the challenger will do the same thing again at the PPV with the title on the line.
In the WWE Intercontinental Championship match, Dean Ambrose is defending the belt against his rival The Miz. In this match, if Ambrose gets disqualified it means that The Miz wins the belt automatically. Ambrose opened as the favorite at 4 to 6, with The Miz at 11 to 10 as the underdog. However, as of this report, The Miz had moved into the role of the favorite at 4 to 7 odds, while Ambrose was 5 to 4 as an underdog. It won’t be surprising if Miz and Maryse find a clever way to get Ambrose DQ’d on Sunday night, bringing Miz his seventh Intercontinental Championship reign.
While it looks like one title might change hands, the others appear like they will stay with their current owners. Matt and Jeff Hardy opened with odds of 1 to 2 to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship. They’ll take on Sheamus and Cesaro inside a steel cage. The challengers are 11 to 8 underdogs. Alexa Bliss is also an 8 to 13 favorite to retain her women’s championship against Bayley (6 to 5) in the Kendo Stick on a Pole match.
That leaves the big Fatal 5-Way match to determine the No. 1 contender for the WWE Universal Championship. This match has plenty of mystery heading into it, as most fans are expecting Finn Balor to emerge as the winner. However, there are some interesting odds for who the favorites are. Keep in mind these are not indications of who will win, but mainly who the sports books pegged as most likely to win, and who bettors have bet on.
As of this report, Samoa Joe was off the board at the Paddy Power Irish sports book WWE match odds. However, the other four competitors are receiving odds with Seth Rollins the favorite at 10 to 3, followed by Finn Balor at 7 to 2, Bray Wyatt at 5 to 1, and Roman Reigns at 6 to 1. If nothing else, the fact that Reigns is listed last of the five competitors should give his detractors a sigh of relief as it appears he won’t be facing Brock Lesnar, at least not right away.
Other ongoing WWE rumors claim that Roman Reigns will be the 2018 Royal Rumble match winner. That could lead to Reigns choosing to take on Brock Lesnar on “the grandest stage of them all,” WrestleMania 34 in new Orleans, for the Universal Championship. This all means that if Brock is going to keep the belt until then, he’ll be taking on various challengers in the meantime. There are even newer WWE rumors that big man Braun Strowman will be the No. 1 contender at July’s Great Balls of Fire PPV, once he returns from injury, which could end up rendering whoever wins on Sunday a non-factor in the championship picture.
WWE fans, do you think that only the WWE Intercontinental Championship will change hands on Sunday? Also, which of the five competitors do you think will win the Fatal 5-Way at Extreme Rules 2017?
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