WWE Night of Champions 2014 Preview and Latest Odds

WWENOCWWE has been in a bit of a lull since SummerSlam 2014 took place. Perhaps that owes to the fact WWE doesn’t usually space events five weeks apart. It may also be that Brock Lesnar so completely destroyed John Cena that the WWE Universe couldn’t even fathom what’s next. It seems the creative forces in WWE couldn’t either. Barring no other good options for a new opponent to face “The Beast Incarnate” they simply threw up their hands and said LET’S DO A REMATCH!!! And so for the second time this summer, John Cena and Brock Lesnar will go head to head, only this time Lesnar is the reigning and defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion. You wouldn’t think Cena would even have a chance after being tossed around like a ragdoll, being hit with over 15 German suplexes, but he’s only a +210 underdog. Lesnar is the favorite as he should be at -290, but why is it even that close? Maybe it’s the belief that WWE would never let their cash cow, their top merchandise seller be destroyed by Lesnar at two shows in a row. Some people believe he’ll “get his win back” on Sunday. I’m not one of those people – I believe that in creating a monster out of Lesnar by feeding him The Undertaker’s win streak and John Cena’s title, they are building up to something really big – Cena getting his win back is not that that big. I wouldn’t bet the dog here. If it’s long odds you want and a random shot at the unexpected to bet, Chris Jericho is +800 and Randy Orton is -1700. Jericho is by all accounts on his way out the door for more rock concerts and book signing tours, but since Vince McMahon does like to “swerve the marks” I’d keep an eye the line this weekend. If you see some movement there’s a chance that McMahon is letting Jericho go out with a win instead of a loss and the odds makers have caught on. Other long odds include Rusev being a heavy favorite (-960) over Mark Henry (+520), and in Rusev’s case it should come as no surprise. WWE has bigger plans for him than this PPV, and if you believe the rumor mill, he’ll be feuding with John Cena next – whether he wins or loses this Sunday. Most of the rest of these lines are fairly close. Dolph Ziggler is -300 to retain the IC Title on The Miz at +220. Since that’s the title they seem to change for the sake of changing one any more the dog may be a good play or parlay. Sheamus and Cesaro is a coin flip (both -120 as of this writing) and so is Paige vs. The Field in a triple threat (-130 to -110). What may come as a surprise to some is that Gold and Stardust are favorites to beat The Usos for their titles: -270 with the champs being +190. As always these previews are for entertainment purposes only, and please bet only what you can afford. Enjoy Night of Champions this Sunday! Editor’s Note: Roman Reigns was supposed to take on former Shield teammate Seth Rollins for this event, but Reigns was pulled from the show after having emergency surgery for a hernia.

Written by Stevie J

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