Sunday, 22 July, 2018

The Undertaker is in for Greatest Royal Rumble

The Undertaker is in for Greatest Royal Rumble Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho (Casket Match) | WWE
Diane Mills | 15 April, 2018, 01:06

A day after Rusev was scheduled to face The Undertaker in a casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, WWE announced Chris Jericho will replace the Bulgarian Brute and go on to face The Deadman.

Undertaker, who returned to the ring at Wrestlemania against John Cena was supposed to face the Bulgarian Brute Rusev but WWE has chose to change the match. He beat The Dead Man on the Feb 9th, 2010 episode of SmackDown and again on Feb 21st, 2010 at the Elimination Chamber where Y2J defeated Taker, John Morrison, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, and R-Truth to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

In storyline, WWE made the change because Lana, Rusev's real-life wife, talked to WWE officials and refused to let Rusev compete in a Casket Match. While this hurts the Rusev Day festivities, WWE instead chose to have The Undertaker face Chris Jericho on April 27.

The announcement comes hours after Rusev and Lana called out "The Phenom" during a TMZ interview.

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It's been a unusual couple of months for The Bulgarian Brute, as the rise of popularity of Rusev Day, whether it be through fans chanting 'Rusev Day!' or through rising merchandise sales, hasn't really transitioned into success in the ring.

The rules to a casket match are that both men must try and get the other one in an open casket, with the victor being the one who achieves this and shuts the casket door on their opponent to close it. "Undertaker is kind of a little bit in the past".

THE WWE has confirmed that crowd favorite The Undertaker is set to take part in the Greatest Royal Rumble event event to take place in Jeddah on April 27.

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