WrestleMania 28: Betting Site Lists Favorites for WrestleMania Matches
Gambling is not something I care to partake in, but it’s something that a lot of people do, obviously.
In particular, they love to bet on sports, even though it’s such a hard thing to successfully do because there are just so many factors to consider and so many outside elements that can wind up screwing you over.
Yet, I see why people can get addicted to betting on sports, because you can turn $1,000 into $10,000 pretty quickly. But I draw the betting line at the scripted sport of pro wrestling.
Storylines change day by day, and it’s often damn near impossible to predict exactly what’s going to happen at a given WWE event. Apparently, though, that’s not going to stop people from betting on WrestleMania 28.
Betting site Bovada.lv has odds up for WrestleMania 28 and currently lists the following stars to win their big matches on Sunday: Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, CM Punk, Team Laurinaitis, The Undertaker and John Cena. Betting site PaddyPower.com lists about the same.
I won’t comment on which superstars are favored because that’s coming in an article later this week, but I will mention that I think that betting on pro wrestling is absolutely ridiculous.
Essentially, it’s equivalent to betting what’s going to happen on the next episode of Two and a Half Men.
Would you ever bet on pro wrestling?
It’s freakin’ scripted for crying out loud. Why on earth would you bet on something that’s scripted?
While there are variables that can change the outcome of the WrestleMania matches just like there are variables that can change the outcome of the Heat-Lakers game, at least an NBA game is a competition. The WWE is not.
It’s a dance, an art form, a male’s soap opera. It’s not the Super Bowl.
As pro wrestling fans, let’s just leave the betting to sports fans. Let them blow their money while we save ours for a trip to WrestleMania 29.
Note: As part of the new WWE blog, I'll be asking all of the B/R wrestling readers for questions for a new mailbag that I will post on Fridays. It will be a slideshow featuring 10-20 questions and answers on a wide range of topics. You can submit questions either through Formspring or Twitter, and the best ones will be answered in the B/R mailbag.
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