It may be 55 days away, but that doesn't mean you can't place a bet on who will win the 2017 Money In The Bank Ladder Match.
It probably means you shouldn't, but it doesn't mean you can't.
Yes, the Money in the Bank PPV takes place on June 18th, from the Scott Trade Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a SmackDown exclusive PPV, it means we'll be deciding the likely new WWE Champion. Last year's winner was Dean Ambrose, who cashed in the briefcase later that night on Seth Rollins--who had just defeated Roman Reigns for the title himself--and held the belt until September's Backlash event. Dean's over on Raw now, so we know we're going to get a different winner this year.
According to the odds for a 16 man field, put forth by BetWrestling.com, The Lone Wolf Baron Corbin is favored to come out on top, with a 40% chance of grabbing the briefcase. Next up is former two-time NXT Champ Shinsuke Nakamura, with a 33% chance, and current United States Champion Kevin Owens, with a 28% chance. KO's #1 Contender, AJ Styles is up next, at 20%.
Yes, I know all those percentages add up to more than 100%, which seems weird, but remember, these are European betting odds. They're probably just using the metric system or something.
Rounding out the Top Ten are ladder match veteran Sami Zayn, possibly-returning-from-injury Rusev, back-from-his-hiatus-maybe John Cena, St. Louis's hometown boy Randy Orton (this scenario would of course necessitate him losing the WWE Title at some point between now and then), Mojo Rawley somehow, and Dolph Ziggler.
Big E and Tye Dillinger are tied for 11th, and next up is a three way dead heat for Kane, Luke Harper, and Zack Ryder.
And bringing up the rear, with far worse odds than anyone else in the 16 man field, is Jinder Mahal.
Ol' Hardbody has worse odds than two guys who are currently injured and may not be back in time (Rusev and Ryder) a guy who's on hiatus for god knows how long (Cena), a current tag-team wrestler (Big E), three guys whose gimmick is basically "they lose a lot" (Zayn, Tye and Dolph), and MOJO RAWLEY.
Guess the oddsmakers across the pond aren't buying the big Jinder Mahal push.
Now, they're not saying that the Money In The Bank Match will have 16 participants--the most there has ever been is 10--or that any of these guys are going to be in the match. This is what we call a "Prop Bet."
Which means, before you go dropping your salary on a bet on Tye Dillinger because you like the odds, if you bet on a guy, and they're not even in the match, you still lose.
Still, you can't win if you don't play.
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