By Craig Kemp
5th April 2019
The MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is the host venue for Wrestlemania 35, with the New Jersey location previously hosting Wrestlemania 29 back in 2013.
Interestingly, it was at this Wrestlemania when Triple H was successful over Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred match in which he would have been forced to retire had he lost.
Fast forward six years and back in the same venue, Triple H faces Batista in exactly the same type of match. Lose this No Holds Barred match and it will be his last.
HHH is 1/3 to repeat his previous Wrestlemania success and this actually seems a value bet, on the basis of speculation that Batista was keen to do “the job” for his former fellow Evolution faction member as a thank you for their past push together.
Finn Balor is regarded the biggest banker on the Wrestlemania 35 betting card, as he’s priced up at 1/6 to beat Bobby Lashley and win the WWE Intercontinental title.
This is predominantly down to Balor declaring to take on his ‘Demon’ persona and face paint for the bout. Balor has never been beaten when portraying the Demon character on the main roster.
The women headline the Wrestlemania 35 betting
The women are headlining a Wrestlemania for the first time this year, in a winner takes all Triple Threat match. Ronda Rousey defends her RAW title and Charlotte Flair puts up her SmackDown gold, with Becky Lynch challenging for both.
Given that the build for this attraction has revolved around Becky’s quest to become champion, it makes little sense for the pay-off not to come at such a landmark event. Becky, nicknamed ‘The Man’, is rightly the 2/5 favourite to triumph and become a dual champion in the process.
Kofi Kingston has endured a similar build up in his quest to become WWE Champion, having to progress through various gauntlets and challenges to seal his spot against Daniel Bryan.
The New Day member is also 2/5 to win the match and again, it makes sense to pay off his title chase at Wrestlemania.
These two babyface victories are not great for Seth Rollins, as he bids to beat Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship.
It’s unlikely that the ‘good guys’ will win all three main matches and with Rollins and Lesnar inseparable at 5/6 in the Wrestlemania 35 betting, the value is on heel Lesnar retaining.
Of the remainder of the 16-match card, the other stand-out bet is the 5/6 that AJ Styles defeats Randy Orton.
If Orton was going to win, the logical conclusion would have been for him to hit his RKO finish as a counter to Styles flying off the top rope with a Phenomenal Forearm.
Given that this spot was used on the most recent SmackDown to enhance the build of the match, it seems unlikely that it will be repeated.
With William Hill, all Wrestlemania 35 bets are singles only.