There was some controversy not long ago when someone betting on the outcomes of WWE's SummerSlam event won over $45K with a $3 bet. The controversy stems from the fact that WWE events are not real sport, therefore the outcomes are pre-determined and someone who knows what's about to happen could make a lot of money.
Betting sites were considering removing WWE events from their odds, but as of now, many still allow fans to wager on the outcomes of their favorite pay-per-view events. This Sunday is no different. The betting odds for this Sunday's Hell in a Cell event have come out, and again there is some controversy.
This time, it's not so much that a person could win big money (there are some matches that have pretty even odds), but if those who set the odds know something most don't, the WWE Universe is not going to be happy.
According to Wrestlezone, Jinder Mahal is a heavy favorite to hold onto the WWE Championship. With odds that see him as a 4/9 favorite (versus Shinsuke Nakamura at 13/8), fans who were hoping WWE would finally remove Mahal as the titleholder might be disappointed.
In other matches, the odds are a little evener.
The Hell in a Cell match between Kevin Owens (2/7 fav), Shane McMahon (9/4) shows Owens is the clear favorite. Both Baron Corbin and AJ Styles are 5/6 in their U.S. Title match as are The New Day and the Usos.
Charlotte Flair is the 2/5 favorite over Natalya who is 7/4 to defend her SmackDown Live Women's Championship successfully. There are no odds to show the likelihood of Carmella taking the title when she cashes in her Money in the Bank briefcase, but that is definitely an option.
Needless to say, most fans are hoping these odds are not accurate and that Nakamura gets crowned the new WWE Champion. After being on the receiving end of a number of racists and discriminatory promos, he's deserved a chance to come out the victor.