Current betting odds appear to reveal a decisive favourite to win the upcoming 2022 WWE Royal Rumble, and the name might surprise some people!
Every year fan speculation runs wild over which WWE Superstar will be given one of the biggest rubs in the industry and win the prestigious WWE Royal Rumble match.
In recent years, however, the Royal Rumble appears to have transitioned away from up and coming talent and instead focused on established talent and getting them on the ‘road to WrestleMania’ with the likes of Edge, Randy Orton and Triple H winning the event in the previous five PPVs.
This year appears to be a continuation of this recent trend with early betting odds from both Sky Sports, William Hill and Sporting Index all confirming one man as the upcoming 3/1 favourite to win the Royal Rumble 2022…
Brock Lesnar currently sits as the unanimous bookkeepers favourite to win the Royal Rumble with Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens making up the remainder of the top three with odds between 7/1 and 16/1 respectively.
The Rock, who earlier this year was across the board one of both the bookkeepers and fans favourite to win the Royal Rumble, now finds himself with odds as high as 16/1 alongside the man many fans would like to see win the event, Matt Riddle [18/1].
The current odds [via SkyBet] at the time of writing stand at:
Brock Lesnar – 3/1
Seth Rollins – 7/1
Omos – 8/1
AJ Styles – 9/1
The Rock – 9/1
Kevin Owens – 10/1
Damien Priest – 12/1
Drew McIntyre – 12/1
Roman Reigns – 14/1
Bobby Lashley – 16/1
Riddle – 16/1
Big E – 18/1
Bron Brekker – 20/1
Cesaro – 20/1
Vince McMahon – 250/1
Although this appears to show Brock Lesnar as the early favourite for the event, it is always worth noting that odds are always subject to change and in years gone past the winner of the Royal Rumble has been decided as late as on the day of the event itself and no decision is final until the winner’s hand is raised.
It may be no surprise that Brock Lesnar may be considered the favourite for the event, following recent events on SmackDown Live and his ongoing feud with current Universal Champion ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns however should ‘The Beast Incarnate’ enter the Royal Rumble this would likely leave Roman Reigns in need of a challenger for both the upcoming Day One PPV alongside a challenger for the Royal Rumble PPV itself.