This Sunday marks the final pay-per-view pit stop on the road to WrestleMania in the form of WWE’s second annual Fastlane, It appears that after this week’s airings of Monday Night RAW and SmackDown, the final card is set, although everything is subject to change. Barring any last-minute additions, Fastlane will feature seven matches and one in-ring segment. One 11th-hour addition that might not surprise anyone could potentially be a tag-team bout between The Dudley Boys and The Uso’s following Bubba Ray and D-Von’s turned heel two weeks ago. The in-ring segment will come in the form of a revival of the “Cutting Edge Peep Show,” with Edge and Christian welcoming their guests The New Day.
Here’s a look at the betting odds for Fastlane, according to Bet Wrestling (via Wrestling Inc). For the novices, keep in mind that the minus sign (-) represents the favorite in the match, while the plus sign (+) signifies the underdog. So if a wrestler is listed as (-200), you would have to wager $200 to win $100. If an underdog is listed at (+400), your $100 wager would pay out $400. Try to keep up, it’s Fastlane after all.
Number One Contender’s Match – Winner Faces Triple H For WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania Roman Reigns (-600) vs Brock Lesnar (+640) vs Dean Ambrose (+800)
It’s not surprising that Reigns is the favorite to walk out of Fastlane the winner of the main event given the amount of rumors surrounding a Reigns-Triple H showdown in Dallas. Lesnar seems destined to square off with Bray Wyatt, according to most prognosticators, which leaves Ambrose as the wild card. The Lunatic Fringe has shined during the build to Fastlane, making his odds quite appealing.
Chris Jericho (+425) vs AJ Styles (-675)
Styles is the heavy favorite to win this rubber match, which is tied at one fall a piece. Styles won during his RAW debut, while Jericho evened things up on SmackDown last week. Regardless of the outcome at Fastlane, both should be plenty busy building towards WrestleMania.
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (+500) vs Kevin Owens (-900)
Owens is tied for the biggest favorite on the Fastlane card, and for good reason. He just reclaimed the IC title on RAW this week, and it’d be hard to imagine him dropping it to Ziggler after the two have been tangled in a feud for the better part of a month. Owens’ request to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania was recently denied, so it’s easy to assume he’ll continue carrying the strap past Fastlane.
WWE Divas Championship: Brie Bella (+350) vs Charlotte (-530)
This would seem to be a no-brainer, given the recent news of Brie’s impending retirement. In fact, the theme of Fastlane may end up being predictability. However, Brie isn’t that much of an underdog compared to the money you’d have to put up if you were to bet on Charlotte.
Kane, Big Show & Ryback (+300) vs The Wyatt Family (-420)
The only time this trio of faces got the upper hand was during the final segment of the go-home episode of RAW. No, Bray Wyatt isn’t officially in the match, but he’ll be lurking outside the ring. And most assume the majority of the damage he’ll inflict will come later in the night during Fastlane’s main event. Look for Braun Strowman to be featured heavily in this six-man tag match.
Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch (-900) vs Naomi & Tamina (+500)
Sasha and Becky are the other most heavily-favored superstars Sunday night despite their inability to stay on the same page during the build-up. Becky and The Boss are expected to contend for the Divas Championship at WrestleMania, so a win at Fastlane would make sense.
WWE United States Championship – Fastlane Kickoff Show: Kalisto (-300) vs Alberto Del Rio (+220) – 2 out 3 Falls Match
Perhaps the toughest match to call on the pay-per-view. Kalisto and Del Rio have been playing hot potato with the belt, although their rivalry should come to a conclusion Sunday.
The other interesting note as far as betting odds are concerned is that Roman Reigns is currently the favorite (-350) to walk out of WrestleMania as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The field is listed at (+250), which includes Triple H and the other two superstars involved in the main event of Fastlane. Who do you have your money on?
[Image via YouTube]