WWE Odds for Rousey vs Lynch, SS Match Draws Mainstream Attention
Although matches like Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles will get the top billing and major attention from the WWE at Survivor Series, it’s the upcoming Champion vs Champion match between Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch that has garnered the most mainstream coverage and the most buzz from the WWE Universe so far.
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Over the last few months, Becky Lynch has become one of the most compelling on-air characters for the entire company. In fact, she’s taken over as SmackDown’s most popular superstar and seems to be on a path to rewrite the women’s division. However, that rewriting might just require a win for Lynch against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. And right now, most oddsmakers don’t see that happening. According to 5Dimes, this WWE women’s Champion vs Champion match has the following betting odds:
- Ronda Rousey (-300)
- Becky Lynch (+220)
Examining the Rousey vs Lynch Betting Odds
With a little less than 2 weeks until Survivor Series, I expect these odds to change some. If I had to guess, I would say they come down to where Rousey isn’t as much of a favorite and Lynch isn’t as high of an underdog.
Previous Betting Odds for These Champions
Heading into WWE Evolution, a little over a week ago, Rousey went into her match as a -900 favorite to beat Nikki Bella. In September, at Hell in a Cell, Rousey was a -650 favorite over Alexa Bliss. At Super Show Down, she was in a 6-woman tag match.
Over the last three major events, Lynch has fought Charlotte Flair at all 3 shows and has been a favorite in two of them:
- Hell in a Cell: Lynch was a +130 underdog.
- Super Show Down: Lynch was a -300 favorite.
- Evolution: Lynch was a -175 favorite.
As you can see, Lynch is a much closer underdog to the dominant Rousey and that’s largely due to just how awesome Becky has been over the last few months.
5 Reasons Why Becky Lynch Should Beat Ronda Rousey
Count me in with those pundits and fans who feel that Becky Lynch should win this Survivor Series match. Here are 5 reasons why I think Lynch should win:
- She’s one of the best workers (mic and in-ring) on the entire WWE roster.
- Her gimmick of being “The Man” has really resonated with wrestling fans.
- She’s one of the best heels in all of WWE.
- She’s on the verge of becoming a megastar.
- A win would take the women’s roster and women’s evolution to an entirely higher level. It would be a landmark in the annals of WWE.
Who to Bet On: Rousey or Lynch?
Rousey is WWE’s golden goose right now when it comes to mainstream attention. Only a return from The Rock could create more of a mainstream buzz. As of now, the WWE has really taken a careful approach at building up Rousey into a dominant force. It’s been well documented on wrestling news sites the rumors of Rousey going undefeated until WrestleMania 35 next year. But, should the WWE go down the route?
With that said, there are still ways to have Becky Lynch win the match but not hurt Rousey’s overall gimmick. Furthermore, the WWE actually has some options here that could really change the landscape of not only the WWE women’s division, but also the entire product. For these options, I’m ignoring the obvious Rousey wining scenarios and only focusing on why/how Lynch can win:
Scenario 1: Have Lynch Pin Rousey
A pin-fall victory for Becky would send shockwaves throughout the entire WWE Universe. It would cement Lynch’s status as a main event star for the entire company, not just the women’s roster. It would also allow the WWE to add more depth to Rousey’s character as she goes on the warpath to avenge her loss. Moreover, it could set up a highly anticipated rematch between Lynch and Rousey at WM next year that would definitely overshadow most of the men’s matches on the card. In other words, it would make bonafide wrestling stars out of Lynch and Rousey.
Scenario 2: Lynch gets a DQ or Count-out Win
Ultimately, this could be the safest route for the WWE to go in regards to having the WWE stun fans, pundits and media outlets. The easiest way to accomplish this would be to have the Bella Twins come out from under the ring and hold Rousey’s feet or trip her up as she tries to get back into the ring before the 10-count. This might be an overused gimmick, but it could go a long way in this particular storyline. Rousey vs The Bella Twins isn’t over with yet. It will continue on, it has to. Additionally, it will give Lynch the ammunition to unleash her verbal and physical assaults as “The Man,” who beat Rousey.
For betting purposes, I really like the value that Lynch offers. And, as I mentioned above, I believe these odds are going to shrink as we get closer to Survivor Series. So, hop on the Lynch train and capitalize on the +225 betting line.