Views From The Turnbuckle: Betting Odds For The BFG Series

Views From The Turnbuckle: Betting Odds For The BFG Series
With the recent story of a user on a gambling site perhaps having inside information on the results to WWE ppvs somehow getting legs and mainstream media attention, it got me thinking about betting odds for wrestling. Now, in my opinion, betting on a fixed sport is ridiculous, it would be like betting on the end of an action movie, but I liked the idea of placing odds on the outcomes, so here are my odds for the Bound For Glory Series for each contestant, ranked from worst-to-best.

Joseph Park: 1,000-1 (Currently 12th with -10 points and 4 matches wrestled)

Lawyer/turned wrestler Joseph Park has been a pseudo-performer for TNA, even picking up some impressive victories over guys like Joey Ryan and D'lo Brown. That being said, Park has gotten off to a disastrous start in the BFG Series and any idea of him winning the tournament is preposterous. Park has more or less been a joke in TNA, which begs to ask the question: What was the point of putting him in the tournament in the first place?

Jay Bradley: 500-1 (Currently tied for 9th with 0 points and 4 matches wrestled)

The Gutcheck winner has been unimpressive in his 4 matches, all defeats and shows no signs of climbing up the leaderboard. Basically, TNA threw the Gutcheck guy that they felt had the most potential and put in him a position to wrestle some established guys in matches with something on the line. Like an expansion team, Bradley should hope for a strong finish and to gain some momentum going into next year.

Kazarian: 100-1 (Currently tied for 9th with 0 points and 5 matches wrestled)

Like Bradley, Kaz has been rather uninspiring during his time in the tournament, and looks to be stuck in the mid-card of TNA. Kaz is a good hand and has decent charisma, but will forever be overshadowed by his more talented (but older) partner, Christopher Daniels. In TNA though, there is always the chance that they get behind a random veteran, just like Chris Sabin, and push them to the top of the heap.

Hernandez: 100-1 (Currently 8th with 7 points and 5 matches wrestled)

Hernandez is a guy that TNA has seemed high on for a little while now. The man has a good look, and he always gets significant air time. You can't ever ignore the Latino aspect as well, as he is the only Latino in the series and remember, BFG will being taking place in Southern California this October. Despite those strong indicators, I think that TNA is leaning towards a match between Chavo and Hernandez at BFG, so that is why his odds are so bad.

Bobby Roode: 50-1 (Currently tied for 9th with 0 points and 5 matches wrestled)

At this time last year, Roode was on top of TNA. He had just finished his run as the longest reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion in history, and it seemed like the sky was the limit for the Canuck. Since, it has been a rough 365 for Roode, as he was paired in a tag team with Austin Aries, which was recently dropped and now he is in wrestling purgatory. His slow start doesn't rule him out ( remember, he only needs to finish in the top 4 to reach the knockout stage) but prospects do not look good for Roode.

Christopher Daniels: 30-1 (Currently tied for 4th with 21 points and 4 matches wrestled)

The aging but still supremely talented Daniels has turned heads recently as a fresh heel-presence in TNA. If Chris Sabin were to hold on to the World Title till BFG, Daniels would be an ideal candidate to face the champ. Some fans has been clamoring for one last "victory lap" for the beloved veteran. Still, Daniels is well over 40 and might not have a ton of time left on his career, so a title run might be a little bit too far out of his reach.

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