SummerSlam is now, and its enormous 13-match card has resulted in many varying predictions. Of course, no prediction battle might be as important as WrestleTalk's showdown with these dorks at Cultaholic. However, those making predictions now have some context to help them, since European gaming site 5dimes has posted their own up-to-date chances and favorites for the weekend's WWE event.
In spite of new rumors which Lesnar may remain involved with the organization, Roman Reigns is a strong favorite to win against the Universal Championship in 72% (down from 74% on Thursday). However, this doesn't account for the possibility of a Money In The Bank cash-in by Braun Strowman or even Kevin Owens — probably Strowman, who's a 74 percent chance to continue to his or her briefcase.
Ronda Rousey's chances against Alexa Bliss stand at at 76%. She's down by a staggering 86% when the game was initially announced, which would have made her night's most powerful preferred. But, rumors now indicate the small but not insignificant likelihood that WWE may wait till Evolution for the baddest lady on the planet to eventually get her revenge on Alexa. (That said, with all the official statement of Bliss vs. Stratus in Evolution, we think Ronda is a safe bet)
To cross American brands, the SmackDown Women's Championship match is close, with a slight edge on Carmella to keep, with Charlotte seeming least likely to win. A possible heel turn for one of the two challengers may describe this.
Additionally on SmackDown, odds for the WWE Championship were initially much closer than Raw's leading name, with a retention by AJ Styles currently an an estimated 80% likelihood (up from 66 percent on Thursday.)
Shinsuke Nakamura is a strong favorite to retain his title against Jeff Hardy in 79 percent (up from 73%). Although Hardy has appeared strong in the buildup to this game, the prospect of disturbance by Randy Orton means champion's advantage may be a deciding factor.
The Miz is a 58% favorite to defeat Daniel Bryanout from a previous 65%. Opportunities started nearly the same but drifted in another direction for Finn B??lor to conquer Constable Baron Corbin, at 70% (up from 64 percent ).
SmackDown features the night's most important change, The New Day are 58% favorites to conquer The Bludgeon Brothers, beating a first 54% likelihood favoring a retention by Harper and Rowan.
Dean Ambrose's return appears to help Seth Rollins overcome Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, since the return of his Shield brother bumped the builder's odds of regaining the Intercontinental Championship up to 64 percent (though a decrease from Thursday's 68% may indicate rumors of an Ambrose heel twist are being considered).
Unchanged, Cedric Alexander includes a 57% chance of beating Drew Gulak and remaining the top man on 205 Live.
In newly-posted odds, more shenanigans have contributed The B Team that a 70% likelihood to defeat The Revival and maintain the Raw Tag Team Championship. Also about the pre-show, the mixed team of Almas and Vega have been 65% favorites within the husband/wife duo of Rusev and Lana.
(Note: We at WrestleTalk understand that betting may be a dangerous habit, also indicate that if you have any issues, you maintain the bets to public humiliation via lip-syncs.)
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