Kalisto vs. Ryback Free Pick
Will there be a new United States champion when Wrestlemania 32 is over? Here’s our pick for Kalisto vs. Ryback.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kalisto is the favorite to retain his championship tonight, as he has odds of -150 to win, while Ryback has a money line of +110 to win. This match is part of Wrestlemania 32’s kickoff show, which begins at 5PM ET from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The show airs live on the WWE Network.
Ryback is getting a strong push right now as a heel, as he turned within the last month and the company seems set to give him a big summer. He really doesn’t need to win the championship belt in order to look strong. Kalisto is a newer star for the company and someone they seem set to keep in a profiled spot as he draws in kids and Latin American fans. He is a very exciting and entertaining performer, and fits into the underdog role as he stands just 5-6.
While Ryback doesn’t need to win this match, they also can’t afford to have him pinned or submitted to make him look like a top heel going forward. If he were to be pinned on a fluke, he would have to have a big attack on Kalisto afterwards to draw heat. Instead, I think Kalisto will win, but by DQ. This keeps the belt on him but allows Ryback to stay strong as well, as he will probably get frustrated and use a weapon on the smaller fighter.
WRESTLEMANIA 32 FREE PICK: KALISTO -150