Chris Jericho Replaces Rusev in Greatest Royal Rumble Match vs. the Undertaker

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) WWE Superstar Chris Jericho taunts actor Mickey Rourke as they prepare to duel during WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)
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Heads up, WWE fans. There's been a significant change made to April 27's Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia. 

The WWE announced on Thursday that The Undertaker will now battle Chris Jericho in a casket match. Originally, the casket match was supposed to feature Rusev, not Y2J. 

For those wondering what led to the change, Lana—Jericho's wife—provided some insight via Twitter on Thursday:

Oddly enough, this news comes not long after Rusev told TMZ Sports the Deadman was past his prime, and both Rusev and Lana said that he would "crush" his opponent:

So much for that.

That video has the 32-year-old Rusev on the record of saying he was going to beat the 53-year-old Undertaker so badly that he would retire. Now, he won't have the chance to back up that talk. Or compete in his first casket match.

The Undertaker and Jericho have some history, having fought against each other and together in the past. Jericho defeated the Deadman in the Elimination Chamber Match back in 2010 for the World Heavyweight Championship.

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