Royal Rumble is one of the biggest yearly events in wrestling, with fans from all over the world glued to their screens and cheering for their favorite stars. The 2018 edition of the event will take place on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you can barely wait for the big showdown, you could have some fun until then by placing a bet on who you think will win the 2018 Royal Rumble. Let’s have a look at the top five favorites according to the bookmakers.
The 40-year-old star has won plenty of awards and events during his 18-year professional career, including the World Heavyweight Championship three times and the WWE United States Championship on five occasions. He has already won the Royal Rumble twice, in 2008 and in 2013. Cena is one of the most successful wrestlers in the history of the event as he has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE Champion, behind Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan. If you bet on John Cena to win the 2018 Royal Rumble, you would get around 325 dollars for a 100-dollar bet at the current odds.
The 32-year-old wrestler from Pensacola, Florida is a relatively new face in the world of WWE as he only appeared on the main stage in 2012. He has grown into a headline act in recent years, but the crowds don’t seem to like him and he was named 2016’s “Most Hated Wrestler of the Year.” He won the Royal Rumble in 2015, and if you think he can do it again next year, you could win around 325 dollars for a 100-dollar bet.
The 31-year-old from Iowa made his debut in the main WWE event alongside Roman Reigns in 2012 is regarded as one of the most talented young wrestlers. He has won the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside Roman Reigns, the WWE United States Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions. If you place a 100-dollar bet on Seth Rollins to win the 2018 Royal Rumble, you will stand to win around 700 dollars.
The gigantic 33-year-old wrestler from North Carolina started his professional wrestling career in 2013 but hasn’t won any major events or awards yet. He had an undefeated streak in 2016-2017 and had an ongoing feud with Roman Reigns, so they will most likely clash at the Royal Rumble. If you think he can win the event, you could receive around 950 dollars as winnings for a 100-dollar bet.
The 40-year-old is still regarded as one of the world’s best professional wrestlers and he has won 26 major titles, including eight World Heavyweight Championships. Despite being one of the fans’ favorite wrestlers, he has never managed to win the Royal Rumble. If you think he can do it in 2018, you will get around 1,100 dollars for a 100-dollar bet.
Last but not least, you can place some wild bets as well at highly rated Paddy Power. For instance, you could bet on Barack Obama winning the 2018 Royal Rumble; you would get just over 10,000 dollars. Donald Trump is also an option, the current odds would give you earnings of around 7,500 dollars for a 100-dollar bet, but Mr. Trump’s schedule might not allow him to take part in such events.