The Greatest Royal Rumble: The Undertaker confirmed for Jeddah Casket Match

The veteran, who competed for the first time in more than a year last weekend at WrestleMania 34 when he defeated John Cena, had been scheduled to go up against Rusev in a casket match on April 27 in Jeddah at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

WWE.com reported on Wednesday the storyline reason for the change was Rusev's wife Lana publicly campaigning on Twitter for Rusev to be pulled from the match as she anxious for his safety. "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!" On a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez explained the unusual situation of Rusev's removal from the match.

WWE announced Monday that Lesnar had re-signed, but the company didn't provide any specifics regarding the length of his new contract.

The only way to win a Casket Match is by putting your opponent in a coffin and shutting the lid.

So it appears, for now at least, that Rusev Day isn't going to be a thing of the past in the WWE anytime soon.

It's been a odd 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.

Lana chimed in - "You're gonna obviously crush him". The only thing that's a little bit worrying to me is it's a Casket Match.

"So he's got an advantage there but then again, it's Rusev Day, bro".

He tweeted: "I beat #TheUndertaker for @wwe title before".

The WWE announced on Thursday that The Undertaker will now battle Chris Jericho in a casket match.


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