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.”
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 (@TheCJPerry) April 12, 2018
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
The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho
John Cena vs. Triple H
WWE Intercontinental Championship
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
— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2018