The Rock Is The Early Betting Favorite To Win The 2019 Royal Rumble

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Now that SummerSlam is in the rear-view mirror, that can only mean one thing: It’s time for WWE to focus on spending the next few months developing complex stories involving wrestlers that can be told over the next few months or, perhaps, years Royal Rumble betting odds are out. According to Wrestling Inc., you can now bet on the 2019 Royal Rumble match via Sky Bet in the United Kingdom.

There are still five months to go, so it’s probable that this won’t be the case as we get closer and closer to the event in January. But as of right now, the early betting favorite for the whole thing is The Rock, who comes in at 2/1 odds to earn a match in the main event at WrestleMania.

Beyond him, the next-best odds belong to Daniel Bryan at 6/1, followed by 8/1 odds for Seth Rollins and 9/1 odds for Braun Strowman. If none of those tickle your betting fancy, perhaps you’ll be interested in the 12/1 odds that exist for Finn Bálor, John Cena, or Roman Reigns.

Still, the fact that The Rock is the favorite to win the whole thing — and, perhaps, set up an Anoa’i family showdown with Reigns at WrestleMania 35 — is fascinating. Despite the fact that Rollins said earlier this month that WWE doesn’t need him (or any other part-timer, for that matter), The Rock recently told Cathy Kelley that he can’t wait for the opportunity to return to the ring.

Time will ultimately tell if The Rock even comes back for the Royal Rumble, let alone wins the whole thing. But if you have some extra coin and the ability to wager on these sorts of things, this is where things stand as of right now.

(Via Wrestling Inc.)