Chris Jericho Replaces Rusev in Greatest Royal Rumble Match vs. the Undertaker

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Originally, the casket match was supposed to feature Rusev, not Y2J.

Jericho, 47, will replace Rusev to face the Dead Man in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia in a fortnight.

But the WWE on Thursday announced that the Deadman, himself a seven-time WWE world champion, will now be stepping in the ring with Jericho, who himself has not been in action in a WWE ring since July.

Rusev entered WWE at a time where The Undertaker pretty much only did WrestleMania so the two of them haven't had any interaction.

The storyline suggests that Rusev's wife Lana pleaded with management to get her husband off this grisly match. The object of a Casket match is for a WWE Superstar to trap their opponent inside the casket and close the lid. And if Rusev had won, I could see that finally being the catalyst for WWE to actually give Rusev a long overdue push.

The Bulgarian Brute insisted that he would crush The Deadman but admitted he was anxious about the match stipulations. "But so am I, it's Rusev Day", Rusev told the interviewer.

This announcement came just hours after Rusev had an interview on TMZ and claimed Undertaker "is kind of a little bit" past his prime. "I'll beat him so bad it may be his last fight". There's been a significant change made to April 27's Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.

-The 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match (Entrants): Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Kurt Angle, Baron Corbin, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Chris Jericho, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O'Neil, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler.

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