We are on the Fastlane on the road to WrestleMania, and thankfully there are no Roadblocks this year. WrestleMania is just three weeks after this show so this is the last chance to shake things up before the big event, WWE’s first in front of large crowds.
As has been the case with a lot of recent WWE pay-per-views, we only have a few matches announced just five days out. You would think that with this being the first show on Peacock and the last of the U.S. WWE Network era that they might switch things up a bit, but you would think WWE would do a lot of things that they don’t do.
Of the three matches, the most interesting has to be the WWE Universal title match between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. Roman is a big favorite as always, but there seems to be some general steam behind the idea of him winning this one.
Edge has not been a ratings mover and with him penciled in to main event against Roman Reigns, there are those who think that a change might be needed to spice up the main event. Daniel Bryan is always popular among the fanbase and will get a huge reaction at WrestleMania no matter so he seems like a likely choice. If that is going to happen, a win is possible here. Maybe not a title change, but a count-out or disqualification is possible. At +750, it’s worth throwing a few bucks at.
Of course, Roman’s reign of terror could just continue and they find some other way to get there. Or they do what they usually do and just ignore public sentiment and do whatever the hell they feel like. All that considered, I do think Bryan at +750 is at the very least intriguing.
WWE Fastlane 2021 Betting Odds:
- Alexa Bliss (-200) vs. Randy Orton (+150)
- Braun Strowman (-150) vs. Shane McMahon (+110)
- Drew McIntyre (-550) vs. Sheamus (+325)
- Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (-300) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair (+200)
- Big E (-300) vs. Apollo Crews (+200)
- Roman Reigns (-2000) vs. Daniel Bryan (+750)
The show will also feature a Women’s Tag Team title match between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair. This match happened at Elimination Chamber so I’m not sure why it’s happening here. We are too close to the big show to do the “will they/won’t they” tag team champions thing. This match is going to end with one of the two turning on each other and Nia/Shayna retaining. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
Big E will defend his Intercontinental championship against Apollo Crews. The character change for Crews could be very cringe with some people being outraged by it, but he’s been doing good work and he is enjoying himself. No need to get offended on his behalf. Big E is awesome, but this is also the Intercontinental title we’re talking about. It belongs on character’s like Crews so him winning here makes a lot of sense and this is a nice price at +150.
Alexa Bliss vs. Randy Orton is listed like it will be a match, but this thing is definitely having some Fiend shenanigans. Will The Fiend show up in full drag? The sportsbooks definitely think that Fiend will appear here, costing Randy the match, and setting up a WrestleMania match. That can still happen with a Randy win too.
Drew McIntyre will take on Sheamus here as well. Drew is a big favorite at -550, but not quite big enough. There is no way that Sheamus is winning and going to WrestleMania. Drew will win and look strong heading into WrestleMania.
There is some confusion about the Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon match. It was announced, but has since been taken down from WWE’s official match listing and nobody knows if its happening or not. If it does, bet on the McMahon.
|Event:||Date:||Where to Bet:|
|WWE Royal Rumble 2022||January 29||BetOnline.Ag.|
|AEW Revolution||March 6||BetOnline.Ag.|
|WWE WrestleMania||April 3||BetOnline.Ag.|