WWE Draft 2021 Betting Upsets

avatar Written By Graeme on October 6, 2021  

The WWE Draft is in the books and we saw a variety of moves that shook up both brands, hopefully for the better. Now they can all fight each other to show what brand is better.

Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Kevin Owens all made the move from one brand to another.

Some of the moves weren’t all that surprising, but there were some great underdog bets that came in on the event.

We took these odds from non-US Sportsbook (Americans: Bet at BetOnline) ahead of the shows. The following is a list of every betting upset from the WWE 2021 Draft.

6: Finn Balor to Raw +108

While not as big as some of the others on this list, Finn Balor was a nice underdog win. It made a lot of sense too because he just lost to Roman Reigns and now gets to switch brands. There is not much else to go beyond that on the blue brand so smart bettors should’ve saw this one coming after the events of Extreme Rules.

5. Cesaro to Smackdown +120

The betting odds had Cesaro making the move to Raw. He has been on SmackDown for quite some time now and has seemingly maxed out his push there, already losing to Roman Reigns on a big show. Instead, he is staying put. If we look at the past of how WWE books these sort of things then there might be a heel turn in the works for Cesaro.

Either that or he’ll form another tag team that will be amazing for a few months before they break up. That is true the Cesaro Curse.

4. Kevin Owens to Raw +125

Raw gets a huge boost with the addition of Kevin Owens to the brand. There is definitely room at the top of the card for him as Owens against Bobby Lashley is a fresh match-up. He could also turn heel and face Big E, Damien Priest, or renew his NXT rivalry with Finn Balor. Whatever he does, he’ll make it work.

Another guy who was running out of things to do on SmackDown making the switch. Plus, it’s good to get him away from Sami Zayn for awhile.

3. Bianca Belair to Raw +140

After losing the title to Becky Lynch and then dropping the rematch as well, it seemed like Bianca might be a candidate to move to Raw and get a fresh coat of paint. Of course, that would imply that Becky wouldn’t also go with her.

She should continue the feud on the red brand and hopefully get another shot at the title. Unless Alexa and an evil doll come for her.

2 – Tie. Becky Lynch to Raw +300 / Seth Rollins to Raw +300

The married couple had to be a package deal, right? It has to be considered a surprise to see them head over to Raw though. Seth was probably in need of the move, but I really thought the Fox Network would want to have Becky on Smackdown for a bit longer.

Asuka has been out for awhile, but there is a natural rematch with Becky there. Plus, she can continue her feud with Bianca Belair here.

1. Charlotte Flair to Smackdown +350

What do I always say? Always bet on Charlotte Flair.

Okay, this isn’t quite what I was talking about, but it never surprises me to see her as one of the biggest upsets.

If you could’ve figured out the Rollins move ahead of time then you could probably use game theory to get to this upset. The two champions weren’t going to stay on the same brand. The Queen returns to Friday night where she can work with Shotzi, Toni Storm, Xia Li, and (fingers crossed) Sasha Banks.

The biggest male named moved was Drew McIntyre. The move was expected by almost everyone and he was a huge favorite to make the jump. The major improvement to Raw was a big surprise on the night, but perhaps it shouldn’t have been with a star the level of Drew leaving that left a huge hole in the Raw roster on the babyface side.

Raw had five betting upsets, including the power duo of Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch going together to Monday nights, but it makes a certain amount of logical sense once you account for Drew moving. Of course, making logical sense and WWE don’t always go hand in hand.

Current Wrestling Betting Odds:

Event:Match:Where To Bet:
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