Oddsmakers wasted no time setting the odds for next year's Royal Rumble match, despite it being almost one year away. 120 choices have been listed, and the best odds are property of Braun Strowman, who had a breakout year and is expected to be built up even further leading into 2019.
Braun's odds should be taken with a grain of salt, as there have been no reports that the WWE has solidified plans for who will pick up a Rumble victory next year. For what it's worth, Roman Reigns was favored by sports books throughout 2017 to win the last Rumble and ended up flipping in the weeks leading to the match in favor of Shinsuke Nakamura, the eventual winner.
Perennial contender, Roman Reigns is the next most favored at +350 as he is usually a serious candidate to win the Rumble. Brock Lesnar, John Cena and AJ Styles are all individually favored at +600 and tied for third most favored.
Of the entire list, some possible winners are more interesting than others, like Bobby Lashley , who has relatively healthy odds of +1200. Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon, all who are unlikely to compete in the match, have odds of +4000. Rob Gronkowski, who shares mutual interest with WWE in coming to the promotion, has odds of +10000 to win. Shaquille O'Neal has the same odds as Gronk. Finally, Donald Trump and for some reason Piers Morgan have odds of +40000, meaning a successful $100 bet on either of them would generate $40,000, because it's astronomically unlikely.
2019 WWE Royal Rumble Betting Odds
Braun Strowman +200
Roman Reigns +350
(AJ Styles, Brock Lesnar or John Cena) +600
(Big Cass or Daniel Bryan) +800
The Undertaker +1000
(Bobby Lashley, Finn Bálor or Shinsuke Nakamura) +1200
(Batista, Dean Ambrose, Jason Jordan, Kevin Owens, Rusev, Samoa Joe,Seth Rollins or The Rock) +1500
(Baron Corbin, Big E, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Elias, Randy Orton or Sami Zayn) +1700
(CM Punk, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Kenny Omega or The Miz) +2000
(Aleister Black, Conor McGregor, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Johnny Gargano, Kurt Angle, Mojo Rawley, Rey Mysterio, Shane McMahon, Trevor "Ricochet" Mann or Triple H) +2500
(Adam Cole, Andrade "Cien" Almas, Apollo, Jeff Hardy, Kassius Ohno, Lars Sullivan, Matt Hardy or Sheamus) +3300
(Bill Goldberg, Hulk Hogan or Vince McMahon) +4000
(Big Show, Kane, Luke Gallows, Luke Harper, Michael "EC3" Hutter, Ryback, Tommaso Ciampa) +5000
(Edge, James Storm, Neville, Shawn Michaels, ”Stone Cold” Steve Austin) +6600
(Chad Gable, Drake Maverick, Enzo Amore, Erick Rowan, Kevin Nash, Killian Dain, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Pete Dunne, Shelton Benjamin, The Great Khali, Titus O'Neil, Tyler Bate, Velveteen Dream, Wade Barrett or Zack Ryder) +8000
(Rob Gronkwoski or Shaquille O'Neal) +10000
(Akira Tozawa, Corey Graves, Hideo Itami, Karl Anderson, Roderick Strong, Tye Dillinger or Xavier Woods) +12500
(Bo Dallas, Cedric Alexander, Dash Wilder, Drew Gulak, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kalisto, Rob Van Dam or Scott Dawson) +16600
(Aiden English, Booker T, Carlito, Christian, Diamond Dallas Page or MVP) +20000
(Curt Hawkins, Curtis Axel, Goldust, Heath Slater, Jack Gallagher, John Bradshaw Layfield or Rhyno) +25000
(Jake “the Snake” Roberts, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Michael Cole, Mick Foley, Scott Hall or Tommy Dreamer) +30000
(Donald Trump or Piers Morgan) +40000