The first major professional wrestler event of 2017 is just a few weeks away, and members of PaddyPower can already bet on the WWE Royal Rumble!
The 30th annual Royal Ruble event is not far away, and a number of betting favorites have already emerged. This historic show features 30 of the best wrestlers in the WWE vying for a shot at the WrestleMania World Championship. Let’s take a look at who has the best shot.
One of the most decorated wrestlers in WWE history will once again take part in the WWE Royal Rumble, and many analysts predict he will end up on top. A professional since 1997, Goldberg has taken part in some of the biggest events in the WWE, and successfully captured the heavyweight championship in 2003.
In 2004, Goldberg announced his retirement. It was short-lived however, and the wrestling icon returned to the WWE in 2016. His long-standing feud with Brock Lesnar continues to this day, even after he became just the second man in history to defeat the former MMA star on two different occasions in November.
Bill Goldberg is now the favorite to win the WWE Royal Rumble in 2017. PaddyPower currently lists his odds to win at 6/4. If you’re planning to bet on the WWE Royal Rumble this year, Goldberg might just be your best option.
Speaking of Lesnar, he too is one of the WWE betting favorites to win 2017’s Royal Rumble. After a nearly 6 year hiatus from professional wrestling, Lesnar returned to the WWE and immediately made waves as one of the most dangerous heavyweights in the sport.
It took him just two years to once again capture the WWE heavyweight title, but his reign as champion came to an abrupt halt courtesy of the Undertaker. He has kept busy since that loss, facing off a number of stars in the ring (and even outside the ring) in an attempt to earn his championship once again.
Brock Lesnar is now one of the main Royal Rumble betting favorites with PaddyPower odds of 12/1. He is already one of the most successful wrestlers in history, and a win this January will only add more to his impressive legacy. No bet on the WWE Royal Rumble can be made without at least considering Lesnar.
Okay fine, Ronda Rousey may not be a betting favorite to win the Royal Rumble this year, but anything’s possible right? The former women’s bantamweight champ is unquestionably one of the biggest stars in the UFC, and has already made an appearance in the WWE once before.
Now, members of PaddyPower can bet on Rousey in the WWE. Most online sportsbooks in the UK don’t give her much of a shot at becoming a true member of the WWE, let alone win the 2017 Royal Rumble, but the sport of professional wrestling is anything but predictable, and a bet on the WWE Royal Rumble for Rousey to win could earn players some serious cash.
She might be a serious underdog, but Rousey’s chances are at least better that some other WWE betting options including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Mark Zuckerberg. Rousey’s odds to win are currently set at 500/1. Times are strange, and it wouldn’t be such a shock to see Ronda making an appearance inside the ring in January.
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