The betting odds for every match at SummerSlam 2014 have been released, just days before what will be the third-most viewed WWE pay-per-view of the year. While the event could feature a few surprises, the heels are expected to dominate to card.
Oddsmakers at paddypower.com expect a fourth WWE World Heavyweight Champion to be crowned on Sunday. Brock Lesnar (1/4) is the odds-on favorite to defeat John Cena (5/2) for the belt. It would mark Lesnar’s fourth title run, and first since 2003. He would be the second wrestler to win the championships 11 years apart in the last 19 months, as The Rock did the same at WrestleMania 29.
Bray Wyatt (1/12) has been pegged as the biggest favorite of the night. He’s expected to go over Chris Jericho (9/2), even though Luke Harper and Erick Rowan have been banned from ringside. Jericho’s PPV record in recent years has been subpar to say the least, and his victory at Battleground all but guarantees that he’ll get the loss at SummerSlam.
The match that’s had the longest build is also the most difficult one to predict. Brie Bella (4/5) is the slightest of favorites over Stephanie McMahon (10/11), who’s participating in her first match in a decade.
The second divas match on the card has a clear favorite and underdog. AJ Lee (4/9) is expected to retain her Divas Championship over Paige (13/8), who held the title for 84 days. AJ and Paige are the only two divas that have held the belt in 2014.
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The Intercontinental Championship if the third and final title that will be on the line at SummerSlam. The Miz (3/1) stole the belt from Dolph Ziggler (11/5) at the Battleground battle royal, and he’s expected to retain on Sunday.
All three former members of The Shield will be involved in singles matches, and two are expected to leave SummerSlam with their first ever singles wins on a PPV. Roman Reigns (1/7) is a heavy favorite over Randy Orton (4/1), as he continues his feud with The Authority. Dean Ambrose (6/4) might come up short in his Lumberjack Match with Seth Rollins (1/2), as he finally gets his hands on the man who dismantled The Shield.
SummerSlam could see another first in the Flag Match. Rusev (5/4) has yet to lose a match in WWE, but Jack Swagger (4/7) has good odds of coming out on top.