A few weeks ago WWE announced that The Undertaker would be facing Rusev in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27, but Rusev was later pulled from the match and replaced by Chris Jericho. The official reason for the change according to WWE.com was that Lana refused to let Rusev compete in the Casket Match, but the Ravishing Russian has since taken to Twitter to declare that she has changed her mind.
After much thought, I have notified @WWE officials that I have changed my mind. @RusevBUL will celebrate #RusevDay by burying The Undertaker in the sands of Saudi Arabi and will win the Casket Match at #WWEGRR ! #RusevCrush ! Have a Happy Rusev Day !
— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) April 16, 2018
As of this writing there’s no word from WWE or Rusev in regards to whether or not he will be added to the match, but Chris Jericho confirmed in an exclusive interview with Still Real To Us on Monday that he’s heading to Saudi Arabia to compete in the Casket Match.
“So I’m excited about it, I think it’s going to be fun. I’m the King Of The Casket Match, I’m undefeated in a Casket Match and to go to Saudi Arabia for it, it’s a pretty interesting setting […] and I think and we’re going to have a great time and there’s an opportunity of a big financial commitment on both ends from the WWE and the Saudi Arabian government. So hopefully it’s a long and fruitful relationship for years to come.”