5Dimes Sportsbook has upped the ante, so to say, on WWE betting. Usually, sportsbooks will have betting up once a year for WWE events. However, now, 5Dimes has lines available for WWE SummerSlam. Odds for the whole card are not available yet, but you can bet on the top three matches.
The event takes place August 19, 2012 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and of course, will be available on pay-per-view starting at 8/7c.
Brock Lesnar (-160) vs. Triple H (+120)
Obviously, Brock Lesnar should win. He is costing WWE $5 million for what, 20-25 dates throughout the year. Triple H, on the other hand, is no longer wrestling full-time and is now mostly working in the office and backstage. But this is Triple H and WWE seems to want to use Brock as a tool to get their long-term performers more over. So, simply put, Triple H is definitely our pick to take this one.
WWE Championship: CM Punk (-260) vs. Big Show/John Cena (+180)
CM Punk seems destined for a collision course with The Rock at the Royal Rumble, so common sense would have him retaining the WWE Championship until that time (making his title reign one of the longest in a very, very long time), but this might be too good of a deal to pass up. John Cena AND Big Show for +180? Considering that there are rumours that WWE could do a switch and do Cena vs. Rock II at the Rumble and Rock vs. Punk at Mania, this makes Cena & Show very intriguing pick.
World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus (-305) vs. Alberto Del Rio (+225)
We are going to assume that this match gets reinstated for the pay-per-view. Sheamus has been going on a streak reminiscent of his workout buddy Triple H as of late. Brogue Kick gets the win every time. We really don’t see Alberto Del Rio putting an end to that, so we have to pick Sheamus even though the odds are so lopsided. Now, whether Dolph cashes in his Money in the Bank contract or not might make things a little more interesting…
We hope you take our picks into consideration when you’re placing your bets for WWE SummerSlam 2012. Let’s hope 5Dimes has a successful enough night so we can see more WWE and wrestling betting in the future. It definitely adds a dimension to watching some fake fighting!