WWE announced that Chris Jericho has replaced Rusev as the Undertaker’s opponent for a Casket Match at “Greatest Royal Rumble” in Saudi Arabia on April 27.
— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2018
WWE did an angle where Lana posted on Twitter that she “refuses” to let Rusev compete in a casket match.
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
Jericho was previously announced as part of the 50-man Royal Rumble match.
Rusev poked at the match announcement on Twitter yesterday, saying “bury me softly, brother.”
Bury me softly, Brother https://t.co/IWnBvL20Ez
— RusevFromRusevDay (@RusevBUL) April 11, 2018
He was also interviewed by TMZ earlier today, saying that he was going to crush the Undertaker.