WWE’s next major PPV known as SummerSlam is still about a week away, but early betting odds have already been sent and posted and three champions have odds against successful retaining their titles.
Roman Reigns had been the favorite in his three previous title challenges against Brock Lesnar and this time is no different with Reigns being favored at -300. Roman ended up losing on each previous occasion so Brock Lesnar could still end up retaining The WWE Universal Title. The most favored on the card at -420 is Ronda Rousey in her challenge for The RAW Women’s Title against Alexa Bliss. Another champion listed as an underdog is Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler. Dolph is being challenged by Seth Rollins, who has odds of -285 to win the title back.
The WWE Title match has close odds at this point, with AJ Styles favored at only -160 to retain against Samoa Joe. Even closer odds see Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Bludgeon Brothers favored at only -140 defending against The New Day with odds of +100. In the Cruiserweight Title Match, both champion Cedric Alexander and challenger Drew Gulak have odds of -120 and expect these to change somewhat by next week to project a winner. The United States Title Match on the other hand has set a definitive projection in a title retention for Shinsuke Nakamura with healthy odds of -265, the best odds of any current champion.
For The SmackDown Women’s Title Match, the champion, Carmella, has odds of +115 against challengers Becky Lynch and Charlotte to retain her title.
In non-title matches, Finn Balor is favored at -170 to defeat Constable Corbin, while The Miz has odds of -135 against Daniel Bryan. It is worth noting that Bryan’s odds are -105, which means that both he and The Miz are currently listed as underdogs.
Below are the early betting odds for the upcoming WWE SummerSlam PPV Event:
WWE Universal Title Match
Brock Lesnar (c) +220 vs Roman Reigns -300
WWE Title Match
AJ Styles -160(c) vs Samoa Joe +120
RAW Women’s Title Match
Alexa Bliss (c) +300 vs Ronda Rousey -420
SmackDown Women’s Title Match (Triple Threat Match)
Carmella (c) +115 vs Becky Lynch +185 vs Charlotte Flair +235
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) +205 vs Seth Rollins -285
WWE United States Title Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) -265 vs Jeff Hardy +185
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Cedric Alexander (c) -120 vs Drew Gulak -120
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
The Bludgeon Brother (c) -140 vs The New Day +100
Money in the Bank Contract Match
Braun Strowman (MITB Contract Holder) -300 vs Kevin Owens +220
Finn Balor -170 vs Constable Corbin +130
Daniel Bryan -105 vs The Miz -135