Here's the game if you've never played. You have one thousand (1000) dollars to spend. You must spend all of it. The money you make comes from the different odds on different wrestlers. Obviously, the higher the risk, the higher the payoff could be.
Example: You bet $500 on Undertaker to win the Royal Rumble at 7:1 odds, you win $3,500. You bet $200 on Austin to win at 1:1 odds, you win $200.
Steve Austin 1:1
Triple H 2:1
Kurt Angle 4:1
Rob Van Dam 6:1
Booker T 9:1
Big Show 15:1
Mr. Perfect 25:1
Jeff Hardy 25:1
Val Venis 40:1
Perry Saturn 50:1
Diamond Dallas Page 50:1
Al Snow 75:1
Matt Hardy 75:1
The Hurricane 100:1
Lance Storm 100:1
Any Other Wrestler 200:1
Scotty 2 Hotty 1,000:1
(Tag Team match)
Dudley Boyz 1:1
Spike and Tazz 10:1
Here's my bets: $200 on Angle to win in the Rumble, $200 on HHH to win in the Rumble, $300 on Jericho to retain the Undisputed Title, $200 on Flair to win the Owner Match and my long shot $100 on Tazz/Spike to retain the Tag Titles
$500 on Triple H $300 on Jericho to retain $100 on Flair $100 on Any Other Wrestler in the Rumble (Somehow I have this idea in my head that Jericho will find a loophole and get in the Rumble, think I have been working too hard lately..)
$500 on HHH to win the Rumble $200 on Any Other Wrestler winning the Rumble $150 on Flair defeating McMahon $1.98 on Stratus over Jazz $148.02 on Jericho (who I think will lose the title between Rumble and Wrestlemania).
20,000:1 odds on Maven? Don't know if I agree with that... I could think of a much more plausible story that would justify him winning than say, Bossman. But with odds like that, I might as well put a little money on him.
$400 on HHH $300 on Jericho $100 on Spike/Tazz $200 on Vinne Mac
One thing I've learned... never bet against a McMahon. This is the man who put himself over Austin in the actual RUMBLE. I'd rather be pleasantly surprised and be out a 100 bucks than be pissed off AND broke. This way you win either way. (Same with Jericho and Spike/Tazz)
"They had nine months, and the best name they could come up with was Christian? That would be like my Mom and Dad calling me 'Jew!'" - Paul Heyman, Raw 03.09.01 JOHN-NY PO-LO!
This shouldn't come as a shock to anybody. The Turner Sports Heat Machine was the biggest acquistion of the WCW purchase. Vince needs to use it as much as possible because Captain Ted needs it back soon for the Goodwill Games.