WWE Change Undertakers Greatest Royal Rumble Match--Welcome Back, Rusev

Rusev is once again facing The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Update: After removing Rusev from the announced casket match against The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble and replacing him with Chris Jericho, WWE has changed their minds once again. Jericho has now been removed, with Rusev once again slated against the Phenom. It's unclear why this decision was made--or the original decision to pull Rusev from the card, for that matter. While Rusev has remained silent on the issue, his wife Lana tweeted, "After much thought, I have notified [WWE] officials that I have changed my mind. [Rusev] will celebrate [Rusev Day] by burying The Undertaker in the sands of Saudi Arabi and will win the Casket Match." Original story continues below.
When WWE first started announcing matches for the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble, which will take place in Saudi Arabia later in April, it was revealed that The Undertaker would once again return to the ring. After a quick victory over John Cena at Wrestlemania 34--following what is arguably the worst-booked story of the entire show--the Deadman was set to face Rusev in a casket match.
That was a questionable announcement, given Rusev's growing popularity. Were fans willing to boo him against The Undertaker? Is a loss to the Phenom what that particular character needs at this point? The answer to both questions, most likely, was no. However, WWE has now changed that match. Rusev is out, Chris Jericho is in. For his part, Rusev seems disappointed in the decision, tweeting, "Bury me softly, brother." He also alluded to the reports that his time in WWE could be coming to an end, writing, "Life is life..... it will be [Rusev Day] somewhere."
Jericho is the chosen one for this particular match, though. After making his last WWE appearance on the Raw 25th-anniversary special, self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. will now face Undertaker in the casket match and it's a really smart decision. Time and again, Jericho has proven he can excel as a hero and villain, easily weaving between the two depending on who his opponent is on any given day.
And in no time at all, Jericho has always begun slipping into his villainous role on Instagram, writing, "The last time I was in the ring with [The Undertaker], I beat him for the [WWE] world title. In a few weeks at the [Greatest Royal Rumble], I’m gonna beat him again and BURY his ass."

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