WWE’s big event of the summer is upon us, SummerSlam 2018 and all eyes are on the Roman Reigns – Brock Lesnar main event. When Reigns gets into the WWE ring with Lesnar Sunday night, what are his odds of finally winning?
WWE Main Event for SummerSlam 2018
SummerSlam is the second biggest pay-per-view event of the year for the WWE, so it is a well-watched show. The main event offers up two wrestlers who will meet in the ring once again but this time the outcome may be a bit different. Roman Reigns is lacking a good track record when it comes to facing Brock Lesnar in these big events. With that said, the tide just might be changing for Sunday night’s main event.
When they step into the SummerSlam spotlight for the main event, Reign’s fans believe this time around he will emerge the winner. Each time Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns face each other, the odds tilt in Reign’s favor, but the match hasn’t.
Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns – Reigns Has Odds in His Favor
So what makes Sunday night’s match at SummerSlam any different? Yes, Roman has the edge according to the oddsmakers, but that’s never predicted the outcome of a match with Lesnar in the past. They mostly favor Reigns when Lesnar emerged the winner.
According to Sports Illustrated, it looks like Reigns may have an edge this time around. He has a better chance of walking away with that win now that Lesnar is “supposedly done with the company.”
Lesnar Is on His Way Out?
As the website explains, this is WWE and this may mean nothing. Once you’re in the WWE, you are “never really done with the company.” Roman Reigns was heavily favored to walk away as the winner leading up to big matches with Lesnar. They include the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble in Dubai, WrestleMania 34, and WrestleMania 31.
While the odds teased a victorious outcome for Reigns all three times, it didn’t materialize. What happened? The fans, as well as the experts in the sport, offered up quite the range of possible reasons for Reigns not winning.
Does Vince McMahon Have a Hand in This?
The possibility of the offshore books getting less than stellar odds information was one suggestion. Another assumption had to do with Vince McMahon himself changing things up for the WWE events.
One suggestion was that McMahon, who is the CEO of the WWE, may have decided to “mess with the audience.” Reigns’ fans were so sure he would emerge the winner at all three past events.
It’s suggested that McMahon could have done this by “flipping the script” once people were just too sure of a Roman win. Any way you look at it, Roman is bound to win one of these times. With that said, Sunday night’s event is as good as any for the man fans love to boo.
SummerSlam 2018 is no different with the oddsmakers today than they were in the last matches when Reigns did battle with Lesnar in the ring. The odds for SummerSlam Sunday night basically mirror the past matches for the two very popular wrestlers.
Sports Illustrated interviewed Seth Rollins this week, who is a true WWE superstar. The interview was regarding his pay-per-view match with Dolph Ziggler. But when the rumor was mentioned that Roman Reigns may face The Rock at WrestleMania 35, it didn’t make Rollins a happy camper.
Reigns is the man that people love to boo and one of kind today in the WWE. Whether he is cheered or booed the reaction he gets is huge. WWE SummerSlam 2018 starts at 5 pm on Sunday. The main event, Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar is slated for 7 pm. The entire show is expected to run for about 6 hours.
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