WWE Clash of Champions Odds for Sunday
It is the one night a year where every single championship in WWE is on the line and considering that some titles in WWE nowadays can go months without being defended, This Sunday’s Clash of Champions actually feels like quite a special occasion. Before we head to Charlotte, NC on Sunday we have gathered the betting odds for the top matches on the show and along with some useful wrestling information we’ll let you know what the best bet for Clash is.
Universal Championship Match – Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman
Let’s start with the most convoluted match on the card, the Universal Championship match between Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins (who are also the Raw Tag Team Champions and will be defending those titles earlier in the night). The betting odds favor Rollins (-280) and that makes a lot of sense, WWE had a lot of chances to push Strowman as a top baby face (No Mercy 2017, Crown Jewel 2018) and unfortunately for the “meat castle” they didn’t pull the trigger on him. This match (and the subsequent Tag Team Title Match) doesn’t really have a lot of excitement going around it and it seems like WWE may have set up Strowman to fail in a big way on Sunday. With “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt already challenging whomever is Universal Champion for Hell in a Cell it seems like a safe bet to go with Rollins as champion heading into next month’s event.
Meanwhile, in the Tag Team Championship Match the odds favor the contenders. The made–up team of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode seem likely to win the tag team titles on Sunday (-180) to make way for teams like The Viking Raiders and The OC to take the spotlight on the tag team title scene.
The betting odds are not favorable for Braun Strowman on Sunday (and with good reason). The question is where does The Monster Among Men fall if he looses two high profile championship matches in a row on Sunday?
WWE Championship Match – Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
Here we are eight months later and KofiMania is still running wild on the WWE Universe. Last month at SummerSlam, the booking surrounding the WWE Title match was questionable (the match ended in a double count out) in what seemed like an attempt to keep the story alive without having either of the men lose. Now here we are five weeks later and the story has developed a little more; Randy Orton has been depicted as the final boss in Kofi’s fairytale title reign making it seem like Kofi needs to beat Orton to solidify his legacy and his title reign. The odds favor Kingston (-200) and I would have to agree; initially I expected this feud to go perhaps into Hell in a Cell but with Wyatt already claiming one of The Cell matches and my assumption that the Shane McMahon/Kevin Owens feud will end inside The Cell as well, I think it’s a safe bet to assume Kingston will beat Orton on Sunday and a new challenger will step up to Kofi after Smackdown moves to Fox.
Other than Orton I can’t think of another top heel on Smackdown that can take the title from Kofi right now. Let’s see if, after the rumored WWE Draft next month, we could get a clearer picture on the WWE Title scene on Smackdown.
WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match – Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks
The Boss vs. The Man, a marquee match if there ever was one. The odds favor Becky Lynch heading into this match (-140) and judging by Lynch’s track record and how high she is upon the company she is the safe bet. However, I am going against the odds and I’m picking Sasha Banks to walk out victorious in this one. Let’s look at it from the wrestling perspective; the Raw Women’s Division didn’t have a worthy challenger for The Man until Banks made her return and shocked us with that incredible wig reveal.
We are almost a year to the date of Lynch becoming The Man and subsequently winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship; it is time for The Man to meet its match. Finally let’s look at it from an insider’s perspective; Smackdown is making the big move to cable television next month when they debut on FOX. There’s a rumor going around that a WWE Draft will take place to divide the rosters for each show again and alongside that rumor there’s promotional material for Smackdown on FOX that features Becky Lynch. Now if Lynch were to be part of the Smackdown roster next month she would probably not be Raw Women’s Champion while being part of the blue brand.
In my opinion as a wrestling fan, everything points at Banks winning the title on Sunday and while the betting odds may not agree, the proof is in the pudding.
Whatever happens, This Sunday promises to be a very interesting night where every single champion will get a rare chance to shine. You can join me on twitter This Sunday (@its_kerby) I’ll be live tweeting the show and discussing it with everybody on my timeline and if you want more wrestling content you can check out my YouTube Channel (youtube.com/thewrestlingspace).