In what comes as a shock to many people, it seems that Rusev has been replaced with Chris Jericho. The Undertaker will battle Chris Jericho in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27.
We were going to originally see Rusev face The Undertaker, but it seems WWE has since changed the plan due to Lana's recent tweet. Lana was showing public support for her husband competing against The Undertaker, and tweeted second thoughts over Rusev competing in his sort of match. This is obviously likely a storyline reason.
All over the world, little boys and girls are celebrating #RusevDay, they smile for the greatest Superstar ever ! I’ve already spoke with @WWE officials to change that match because I REFUSE to let my husband @RusevBUL compete in a Casket Match at #WWEGRR! Happy #RusevDay— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) April 12, 2018