Some Books Have WWE SummerSlam Odds, But Tag Out Of That Idea In Iowa

Written By Russ Mitchell on August 17, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
SummerSlam 21 Betting

It’s true that some fringe websites have odds for Saturday’s WWE SummerSlam card.

And, DraftKings has a free SummerSlam pool play contest for registered customers through a partnership with the WWE.

But, those two facts don’t add up to safe pro wrestling bets. Here are a couple of hints:

  • Pro wrestling isn’t an approved wager in Iowa.
  • Reputable sports wagering operators, including DraftKings IA sportsbook, aren’t interested in taking bets.

In other words, enough outcome details have been taken care of ahead of time to make pro wrestling a bad fit for sports wagering. Steer clear of those shady moneyline bets on the internet.

Can’t on SummerSlam; stick with DraftKings free contest

DraftKings and the WWE formed an official gaming partnership ahead of WrestleMania in April.

For SummerSlam, the partnership’s free-to-play pool includes a series of chance questions around the John Cena vs. Roman Reigns match. The contests are available to any sportsbook customer, regardless of location. Participants compete for a cash prize.

The free aspect of the pool competitions means that customers can participate in states where legal sports betting is not yet available. Prizes will be split among the top scorer or scorers who answer the following questions:

  • Who will win — Roman Reigns or John Cena?
  • Method of victory — Pinfall, Submission or Disqualification?
  • Who will have the first pinfall attempt? Reigns or Cena?
  • How many will physically interfere on Reigns’ behalf — 0, 1, or 2 or more?
  • How many will physically interfere on Cena’s behalf — 0, 1, or 2 or more?
  • Will a foreign object be used by Reigns or Cena — Yes or No?
  • What move will be successfully performed first — Attitude Adjustment or Spear?
  • How many Attitude Adjustments will be successfully hit — Over 1.5 or Under 1.5?
  • How many spears will be successfully hit by Reigns — Over 1.5 or Under 1.5?
  • Will Big E cash in the “Money in the Bank” briefcase for the Universal Title — Yes or No?

Your guide to the WWE card

SummerSlam takes place Saturday, Aug. 21, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The event will stream live exclusively on NBCUniversal’s Peacock at 7 p.m. SummerSlam trails only WrestleMania as the WWE’s biggest event of the year. The card:

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. John Cena
  • Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (Triple Threat Match)
  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Rey and Dominik Mysterio
  • SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
  • Edge vs. Seth Rollins
  • United States Champion Sheamus vs. Damian Priest
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie
  • Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos vs. RK-Bro
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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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