2022 WrestleMania Odds Aren’t A Good Idea In Iowa, So Try The DraftKings Pool Instead

Written By Russ Mitchell on March 31, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
2022 WrestleMania

Yes, you can find 2022 WrestleMania odds with a quick search on the internet.

But, no,  you won’t find the odds with a search at any of the 18 regulated sportsbooks in Iowa. The two-night WrestleMania 38 card Saturday and Sunday should be fun, but too many of the result details have been squared away to risk money on. Frankly, it’s never going to be a reliable destination for bets.

It’s worth emphasizing: If you’re using an unregulated, off-shore sportsbook for pro wrestling bets, you’re gambling in two ways. It’s hard, if not impossible, for regulators to help customers if a company shuts down its site or doesn’t pay out.

Let’s help you find something safe and free.

DraftKings has a better option than 2022 WrestleMania odds

DraftKings established an exclusive partnership with the WWE one year ago, so you have a safer alternative to those dubious internet 2022 WrestleMania odds. The DraftKings pool is a free way to win contest money.

Those contest questions are available at the Iowa version of DraftKings because you aren’t risking money on the WWE outcomes.

And, get this: DraftKings’ free pool games are available in states that don’t allow sports betting yet. You can sign up for DraftKings anywhere, you just can’t deposit money into an account unless the state allows online sports bets. In Iowa, of course, you can sign up for the free 2022 WrestleMania contest, then make a deposit if you want to bet on other sports, including the Final Four this weekend.

Sneak peek at the 2022 WrestleMania pool questions at DraftKings

Keep reading for viewing information and the full card as of Thursday, but first, let’s take a look at the contest questions over at DK.

To get started, there’s a “pools” tab at the top of the DraftKings site in Iowa. Once you click, you’ll see a list of free play pool games to consider. The “Free 25K WrestleMania Lesnar vs. Reigns Pool” was about 15 spots down on the list for us, but it’s there if you scroll.

  • Who will win?
    • Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns
  • Method of victory?
    • Pinfall
    • submission
    • disqualification
  • Who will have the first pinfall attempt?
    • Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns
  • Which move will be successfully hit first?
    • F5 (typically Lesnar’s move) or Spear (normally a Reigns finisher)
  • How many times will Brock Lesnar successfully hit the F5?
    • Over 1.5 or Under 1.5
  • How many spears will be successfully hit by Reigns?
    • Over 1.5 or Under 1.5
  • Will either title be used as a weapon during the match?
    • Yes or No
  • Will an announcer’s table be broken during the match?
    • Yes or No
  • Who will Paul Heyman leave with?
    • Brock Lesnar
    • Roman Reigns
    • Both
    • Neither
  • Who will physically interfere in the match?
    • Bobby Lashley
    • Paul Heyman
    • Jey and/or Jimmy Uso
    • Seth Freakin’ Rollins
    • Goldberg
    • Other/Nobody physically intervenes

About 76,000 people have entered the pool as of Thursday evening.

How to watch 2022 WrestleMania

WrestleMania streams exclusively on Peacock, NBC’s streaming platform. Both nights of WrestleMania begin at 7 p.m. in Arlington, TX. Friday Night’s SmackDown broadcast and last-minute developments can alter the card.

Saturday

  • SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to confront Kevin Owens on “The KO Show” at WrestleMania
  • Seth Rollins to face an opponent of Mr. McMahon’s choosing on WrestleMania Saturday
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
  • Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champion The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs

Sunday

  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns (Winner Take All Championship Unification)
  • Edge vs. AJ Styles
  • Women’s Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina & Carmella vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
  • Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy (Triple Threat Match)
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
  • Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
  • Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn (Anything Goes Match)

WWE has some Iowa stops after WrestleMania

WrestleMania sets the stage for a new WWE calendar year and the schedule includes a couple of Iowa stops this spring. The links have ticket information.

  • WWE Sunday Stunner comes to the Alliant Energy PowerHouse at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in Cedar Rapids. Featured superstars are subject to change, but WWE lists Reigns, Flair, McIntyre, Banks, Kingston and Big E among the performers at the moment. Ettore “Big E” Ewen is a former defensive lineman for the University of Iowa. He suffered a serious neck injury during a March 11 episode of SmackDown, so his recovery may dictate that appearance.
  • Eight days later, Monday Night Raw comes to Wells Fargo Arena at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) in Des Moines. Lynch, Finn Balor, Belair, Rollins, Owens and Ripley are the featured superstars. Rollins (Colby Daniel Lopez) grew up in Buffalo, IA and graduated from Davenport West High School in 2004.
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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