WWE changes Undertaker match at Greatest Royal Rumble

The Undertaker will take on Rusev in a Casket match in King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. — Courtesy

More top names have been added to the Greatest Royal Rumble line-up, including Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle.

There's still no obvious reason for the casket match stipulation, but it's a higher profile match that pits Taker against the versatile Jericho, whereas the old match had Taker facing Rusev at a time when fans have embraced Rusev as a babyface regardless of how the company is positioning him.

Rusev took to Twitter the day after the announcement of his match with Undertaker with a amusing, self-aware tweet about the likely outcome of the match.

When asked if Undertaker was past his prime, "The Bulgarian Brute" responded, "Just a little bit".

Rusev also had support from his wife, fellow WWE Superstar Lana, who said her husband will "crush" the Undertaker because he is "stronger and faster and better".

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"I'll beat him so bad, maybe it's his last fight, yeah".

Rusev admits Undertaker's one of the GOATs, and has home-field advantage for their CASKET MATCH. but says he ain't sweatin' it since "Rusev Day" is equally legendary. We're just going to hope like we did in Dubai, that the men went there for a while and then this year we had our first women's match.

Looks like Rusev won't be buried in Saudi Arabia after all, after WWE dramatically announced that he has been replaced by Chris Jericho for his casket match opposite The Undertaker on 27 April's Greatest Royal Rumble. Following which, Lana continued that Rusev is number-1 since every day is "Rusev Day".

The SmackDown Live couple sure does know how to maintain kayfabe, whilst simultaneously addressing the real-life implications of the positive impact WWE brings the world over.

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