– Betting odds for today’s Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles WWE Championship match on SmackDown Live have been suspended altogether, however the final odds had Jinder slightly favored (h/t to Bet Wrestling). Since the odds went slightly in favor of AJ Styles yesterday, by the time word got out that there was a title change on RAW last night in Manchester, AJ became heavily favored at -900 to Jinder Mahal’s +500. Cesaro and Sheamus becoming tag team champions on a pre-taped show demonstrated a willingness by the WWE to have a title change despite knowing spoilers would get out in advance, which could be the reason why the odds went so heavily in AJ’s favor. The long odds didn’t last however, as AJ’s odds decreased overnight.
The final odds saw Jinder favored at -160 to successfully defend the WWE Championship on Smackdown. There’s no indication that any of this is due to possible leaked finishes, but rather a run from gamblers backing Jinder and getting $5 for every $1 wagered on a possible victory. AJ Styles’ odds are currently +120, meaning a $100 bet upon success would win $120.
Smackdown will be taped this afternoon. We will have live results from today’s taping shortly.
– Cesaro has been wearing braces on his teeth since undergoing dental surgery in September. Cesaro’s teeth were pushed up into his upper jaw by several millimeters during a match at WWE No Mercy in late September. Since then, he has been wearing a mouthpiece while wrestling and cutting promos. You can check out an interview with Cesaro (and Sheamus) with his braces in clear view at this link at BBC.com. During the interview, the new RAW Tag Team Champions gave their Premier League predictions.
– Through tonight at 11:59pm PT, select t-shirts are only $15 at WWEShop.com. There is no code necessary, just use this link.
– Natalya and Dolph Ziggler visited children this morning for the Manchester United Foundation. You can check out a photo from their appearance below: