People Are Making Tons of Money Betting on (Fake) Pro Wrestling

john cena, a professional wrestler, bodybuilder, rapper, and actor associated with the wwe. photo through shutterstock
professional wrestling is fake. sad, but true. hulk hogan did not develop 24-inch biceps by taking vitamins, and andre the giant was not really a 500-pound giant. regardless of the fixed nature of the game, between january and april each year, known as"the road to wrestlemania," tens of thousands of wrestling fans sacrifice their hard-earned dollars and place online bets on fixed wwe pay-per-view matches. sure, gambling happens year round, but through these four months, the action is hot on a"sport" as predetermined as an arnold rothstein poker game.
a number of online sports books, including 5dimes and bodog, have been accepting bets on pro wrestling for decades, and recently pro wrestling insiders have begun to notice an unsettling fashion. you see, unlike boxing or mma, the chances for pro wrestling games (favorites . underdogs), reverse in such a way that professional wrestling journalist dave meltzer, that has been covering the business for almost 30 decades, is convinced insiders are pulling the strings. "if you are smart and you know folks," says meltzer,"you can make money as you'll understand what the outcomes are."
by way of instance, throughout the wwe's"tables, ladders, and chairs" pay-per-view last december, only hours ahead of the main event between john cena and randy orton, something strange occurred. john cena, the wwe's biggest star and the"good guy" was a clear favorite going into the series. but only hours before the match, randy orton, the"bad man," shifted to a 750-point favorite. in the real world, this kind of motion on the lines will never happen without among the opponents breaking a leg, literally.
"smart money," which is gambling with insider understanding of the outcomes, shifted the balance in orton's favor. along with the specialists, including watchdog blogs like wwe leaks, all seem to think that wwe employees, or additives inside the business, are responsible for the change in the odds. does"smart money" manipulate the likelihood of the many online sports publications, it also makes for a shitty experience of watching a series where the script gets leaked every single time.
it actually took the wwe them almost six months to realize, through a deadspin post that raised a few eyebrows this past year, their storyline results were being leaked. nobody knows for certain who's responsible, but a mysterious reddit consumer, who the wwe called a"modern day nostradamus," appears to have a good idea. going by the nonsensical alias dolphins1925, the account was able to predict the outcomes of every single wwe pay-per-view match since february of the year with near 100% accuracy.
in accordance with dolphins1925, who even went up to submitting his own manifesto to justify his own spoilers, someone within the wwe is leaking the results straight to him through a relationship. his results are posted in the popular squared circle prediction series of reddit. meltzer, who promises to have a fantastic idea who dolphins1925 really is, seems certain that the reddit consumer is the actual thing. "he absolutely has a relationship," says meltzer, who informs vice the wwe would fire the leaker, presuming they find the mole.
but that's just it--that the wwe does not seem to care about match results being leaked. no action has been taken, publicly that's, and if asked for a comment, the wwe refused to acknowledge the problem with any seriousness.

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