Who will hold the belts coming out of WWE Night of Champions 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
This weekend the WWE will hold Night of Champions, an event where which historically has featured a number of title changes, and Bodog sports betting fans will be pleased to know that title changes typically equate to big wins for sports betting enthusiasts. The stacked card for this years event has several intriguing matches, so wrestling fans looking to win big will no doubt be interested to how the night plays out on September 15th.
The big match of the night sees Daniel Bryan face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Bryan won the title at Summerslam last month, but was champion for mere minutes before Orton successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank contract following Chief Operating Officer Triple H's shock attack on the new champion. Since then, Bryan has been beaten on nearly every episode of WWE TV, whilst Orton has been standing tall as WWE Champion - that is until Bryan got the better of him this past week on Raw. Talk of whether Bryan would win the title back so quickly has flipped back and forth week to week, and it does seem that such a short run for Orton could prove to be a mistake in the long run. That said, the Bodog odds for Daniel Bryan to upset RKO are tempting and it could certainly turn out that WWE try to take advantage of Bryan's popularity by putting the strap on him.
The other big title match sees Rob Van Dam challenging Alberto Del Rio for his World Heavyweight Championship and proves similarly difficult to predict. Since winning the title in an underrated match with Dolph Ziggler at Payback in June, Del Rio's run has sometimes seemed to lack direction as he struggles to connect with audiences. Van Dam, on the other hand, has always been a crowd pleaser, and has lost none of his lustre based on reactions since returning to the WWE at Money in the Bank. Del Rio will be the favourite to win for bookmaker sportsbook websites, but putting the belt on Van Dam for a month or two could be a good way to segue into a program with Damien Sandow or another of Smackdown's several heels waiting to reach the top of the card. If you're looking for a dark horse who could pull off a surprise win on Sunday, Rob Van Dam might be your best bet.
Another top choice for a bet on Sunday night can be found in the tag team division. In the pre-show, five tag teams will face off to decide who gets a title shot later in the night against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of the Shield. Considering the run that Rollins and Reigns have enjoyed, and the multi-team nature of the qualifying match, all the five teams have been given long odds by online bookmakers like Bodog sportsbook. That said, one team seems to stand head and shoulders above the rest as a safe pick for the number one contendership, if not winning the titles - the Prime Time Players. Having served as major contenders in the tag team division for over a year, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil have been steadily improving in the ring and on the microphone over their time as a tag team. With the increased media interest in Young after he came out last month, now seems like the perfect time to finally give them a run with the titles that many feel they have deserved for some time - but the fact that this outcome would necessitate them beating out competition from just about every other tag team on the roster over the course of one night means that odds will be sufficiently attractive to betting fans.
Previous Night of Champions events have had the tendency to be unpredictable and since outside of the WWE title, no championships have changed hands since Payback three months ago it seems like this Sunday could be the night for at least one new champion to be crowned. If you're interested in online sports gambling on WWE PPVs, check out the latest odds on Bodog sports.