Saudi Arabia will host WWE Crown Jewel later today and it looks set to be a great show inside the ring despite the controversy surrounding the event outside of the ring.
The main event of the show will most probably be the finals of the World Cup which features Bobby Lashley, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, and Rey Mysterio.
Crown Jewel's card also features Braun Strowman vs Brock Lesnar for the vacant Universal Championship, as well as D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) in a tag team match.
Three other title matches are booked for the show, as AJ Styles will defend the WWE title against Samoa Joe, The Bar will defend the SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his United States title against Rusev on the pre-show.
With Crown Jewel now just hours away, the final betting odds for the show have been released, revealing who will win the title matches on the main show, as well as the D-Generation X vs The Brothers of Destruction, and the eventual winner of the World Cup tournament.
According to Sky Bet, via NoDQ, Strowman is the favourite to beat Lesnar for the Universal Championship, Styles is the favourite to retain his WWE title vs Joe, and D-Generation X are the favourites in their match against The Brothers of Destruction.
Elsewhere, The Bar are favourites to retain their SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Rollins is the current favourite to win the WWE World Cup tournament.
Here is the complete odds list:
- Braun Strowman (-300 favorite) vs. Brock Lesnar (+225 underdog)
- AJ Styles (-800 favorite) vs. Samoa Joe (+450 underdog)
- Shawn Michaels and Triple H (-150 favorites) vs. The Undertaker and Kane (+110 underdogs)
- The Bar (-162 favorites) vs. The New Day (+120 underdog)
- World Cup (Seth Rollins +200 favorite)
On their website, SkyBet also has Nakamura as the favourite in his match vs Rusev, as well Rollins, The Miz, Angle, and Mysterio as the favourites in their World Cup quarter-final matches against Lashley, Hardy, Ziggler, and Orton respectively.
The two current favourite finalists in the World Cup tournament are Rollins and The Miz. This means The Awesome One could end up getting fired from SmackDown Live as part of the stipulation for the final match if The Kingslayer wins the tournament.
None of these predicted outcomes are particularly surprising since Strowman is arguably the biggest star on Monday Night Raw right now and Styles vs Joe was booked at the last minute due to Daniel Bryan pulling out of the show.
WWE fans might be surprised with Rollins winning the World Cup, but reports have floated around stating Dean Ambrose has been spotted in Saudi Arabia, so he could be used to hinder The Kingslayer's chances of winning, causing another superstar to win the tournament.
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