Chris Jericho to replace Rusev and face The Undertaker at Greatest Royal Rumble instead

WWE.com is reporting that Chris Jericho will replace Rusev at the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27 to face The Undertaker in a casket match.

This announcement comes just a day after WWE has previously announced Rusev would be facing Undertaker in the match in two weeks from Saudi Arabia.

WWE shared a tweet from Lana who claims she got WWE officials to “change that match.”

WWE did not clarify if Jericho will still take part in the 50 Man Greatest Royal Rumble match the same night. Jericho was added to the Rumble match along with RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and 13 other new names in an announcement on Tuesday.

As of Thursday afternoon, here is the updated card for the Greatest Royal Rumble:

WWE Universal Championship
Steel Cage Match
Brock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns

50-Man Royal Rumble Match
Names confirmed: Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, Kane, The Big Show, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt

Casket Match
The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho

John Cena vs. Triple H

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Ladder Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

RAW Tag Team Championships
The Bar vs. The winners of Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival on RAW

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. The Usos