NXT Women’s Championship Betting: Stone Cold Didn’t Say So, Stratton Said So!

Tiffany Stratton -150 Fav to Win Chip but Perez, Jane, Henry, Jade Smell What The Rock is Cooking

The NXT Women’s Championship betting odds are set for the final two first-round matches. Roxanne Perez (-1200) will take on Jacey Jane (+600) while Fallon Henry (+275) clashes with Cora Jade (-450). The title was left vacant after recent champion Indi Hartwell relinquished her title due to a foot injury and her being drafted by Monday Night Raw, opening the door for an 8-person tournament with the winner being decided at Battleground, May 28th, in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Interestingly, Battleground will be going head to head with AEW’s ‘Double or Nothing’, a move that is designed for the WWE to flex their muscle some.

This is the third time a tournament format has been used to determine a women’s champion, the first since 2014. Let’s dive into the NXT odds of the last two first-round match-ups. NXT is scheduled every Tuesday, 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on Peacock.

Perez, Massive Favorite Against Jane

Roxanne Perez (+200) is the second favorite behind Tiffany Stratton to win the NXT Women’s Championship. Of the two remaining 1st round matches, this figures to be the easiest to call with Perez -1200 against Jane.

We don’t expect there to be an upset here, because the whole NXT world is waiting for a possible match-up with Cora Jade, who she defeated before winning her first title in December, a title she held for 109 days.

The final would be a massive draw because of how well Perez has perfected her role as a heel. That would also mean there will be a second-round upset involving Stratton if the plan is to have Perez and Jade meet at Battleground. Remember, Perez lost her title due to health reasons not because the Laredo, Texas native was pinned.

It seems Perez and her former best friend are on a collision course rather than having Stratton win her first championship. We like Perez to move on and face Tiffany Stratton in the second round. However, money lines like this are the reason why if wagering on wrestling becomes bigger, we must have a prop option to counter having to lay -1200. Let’s continue our NXT Women’s Championship betting odds preview by putting the spotlight on the second first-round match-up.

Fallon Henley Isn’t Getting in Way of Potential

The former tag team champion is not going to be pushed into a title run after losing her title, with Kiana James, to Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn at Stand & Deliver.

Henley is fresh off a peripheral love triangle storyline which accomplished what the brand is there for, and that’s put a spotlight on each wrestler to get them to the next level. She’s had a good run after returning from AEW in 2021.

We don’t think Henley is going to get another lengthy push right now, especially in this format where it doesn’t make brand sense to have her move past Cora Jade who is a -450 favorite.

When handicapping tournaments, you simply have to ask yourself what’s best for business or is there someone that has not received the entire spotlight but you can tell the brand is going to push. From a round-one betting standpoint, jade is the side Tuesday night. Let’s conclude our NXT Women’s Championship betting odds preview by giving our prediction on the entire tournament.

WWE Will Have Top Card in AEW Clash

NXT has an opportunity to score big with the culmination of the women’s tournament at Battleground. It’s not a secret that NXT wants to calm down the number of champions it crowns. If there is one element that the WWE looks for in its champions is big and strong.

That’s why Tiffany Statton (5’7, 143) is the massive favorite (-150) to be NXT’s next women’s championship, a title she has never held. There is also the AEW element to all this because of their head-to-head programming. Since the beginning, AEW has shoved former WWE stars on their brand to use what they built on WWE television as a way to earn some credibility.

Now you’re starting to see some former AEW stars show up on WWE programming and you can bet they want to show they can make stars out of the personalities AEW failed to build. Cora Jade wrestled briefly for AEW in 2020 and is a likely opponent for Stratton at Battleground, making that our official selection.

One word of note, betting on wrestling is new and for now, is only being offered by offshore books who have more leeway to test the waters. Tournament odds are posted but some still have Kiana James listed at +1400 while not having Aoife Valkyrie as a betting option despite pinning James in the first round last week. This may be an oversight but something to be aware of. That does it for our NXT Women’s Championship betting odds preview, see you at Battleground.

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