WWE Day 1 Odds: Betting Preview for Sunday’s Biggest PPV Matches

Professional wrestling is full of spectacles and the WWE plans on continuing that trend to kick off 2022. The company will ring in the New Year with WWE Day 1, a pay-per-view event that will take place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 1.

WWE has loaded up the card with several big matches, from world championship bouts to grudge-filled rivalries. With so many matchups scheduled for Saturday, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Fortunately, BetOnline has the odds for the PPV’s top matches, which should help clarify which direction the company may go in.

Here’s a look at the odds heading into three of the bigger WWE Day 1 matches.

WWE Day 1: Universal Championship Match Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Wednesday, December 29

  • Roman Reigns (c) (-250) vs Brock Lesnar (+170)

In the biggest match of the card, Roman Reigns will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar. While Reigns is the -250 favorite, this bout could go either way. For starters, the champion has held the title for 487+ days, so it could be time for a change. Reigns is also at-risk to catch COVID-19 due to his previous battles with cancer, so there’s the chance that WWE Day 1 could be his last match for a while if he wants to take time off while COVID cases rise.

There’s also the fact that fans are loving Lesnar more than ever in his current babyface role. He’s shown a lot of personality and could get some help after Reigns “fired” Paul Heyman on SmackDown a few weeks ago. Or maybe that was all a ruse. Either way, this is a rare match that could truly go either way.

WWE Championship Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Wednesday, December 29

  • Big E (c) (-165) vs Seth Rollins (+240) vs Bobby Lashley (+350) vs Kevin Owens (+500)

Next up, Big E will defend his WWE Championship in a fatal four-way match against Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and Kevin Owens. The champion is currently favored to retain at -165 odds at WWE Day 1, however, his reign has been largely underwhelming. That’s not his fault, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see WWE shake things up to begin 2022.

Each of Big E’s challengers would definitely make credible champions. Rollins hasn’t held a world championship since August 2019 and is consistently one of the most entertaining characters on Raw. Meanwhile, Lashley looked like a monster during his first WWE Championship run and could reignite that magic again. While he’s the dark horse, Owens would also make another great champion. He just re-signed with the WWE a few weeks back and what better way to be rewarded than with his first world title in over five years?

WWE Day 1 Odds: Raw Women’s Championship

Odds via BetOnline as of Wednesday, December 29

  • Becky Lynch (c) (-450) vs Liv Morgan (+275)

One of the more intriguing matches at WWE Day 1 is the Raw Women’s Championship between Becky Lynch and Liv Morgan. On one hand, the company has been trying to portray Lynch as a heel since her SummerSlam return, however, it hasn’t worked because her fans love her that much. Meanwhile, Morgan is one of WWE’s brighter young talents despite having yet to receive her big break. Beating Lynch for the title would instantly boost her stock, although it seems management is insistent on keeping the champ as Raw’s top woman. Morgan’s time will eventually come, though, even if it isn’t at Day 1.


How can I wager not these matches?

All you need to do is sign up for a sportsbook of your choosing, fill out the information and wager on whichever matches you’d like.

Are there other wrestling events to wager on?

Sportsbooks like BetOnline usually have odds for wrestlings top pay-per-views, whether they’re for WWE or AEW. With that said, markets are usually available closer to the shows because of the nature of wrestling.

Can I wager on other sports?

Of course! In addition to professional wrestling, you can wager on any other sport that sportsbooks offer. Just remember to bet responsibly.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.