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The Greatest Royal Rumble: Chris Jericho replaces Rusev in Casket Match

Dan Owen 13/04/2018
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The Undertaker will now take on Chris Jericho in Saudi Arabia

Chris Jericho has replaced Rusev in a Casket Match against The Undertaker at The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.

News only broke of the match two days ago, but already the Bulgarian Brute is out.

His wife Lana has earlier tweeted she would not let her husband take part in such a match, but the reason for his removal is unknown.

Jericho had already been announced for the first-ever 50-man Royal Rumble which will take place in Jeddah on April 27.

Speculation will continue to grow as to whether Rusev Day will come to the Kingdom, potentially in the Rumble itself, or part of the US title picture which he was involved in at WrestleMania.

Shortly after the announcement, Jericho posted on Instagram saying he had danced with the Deadman before and is ready for the challenge that lies ahead.

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The Greatest Royal Rumble: The Undertaker confirmed for Jeddah Casket Match

Dan Owen 12/04/2018
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The Undertaker took on John Cena at WrestleMania.

The Undertaker is coming to the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.

The Deadman was seen at the weekend answering the call of John Cena at Wrestlemania, before crushing him in a matter of minutes.

He will now take on Rusev in Jeddah, in a Casket Match.

It will be the first time a Middle East crowd has seen The Undertaker, and adds to an already incredible card for the event.

Along with this match, Triple H with take on John Cena, there will be no less than seven title matches, and The Greatest Royal Rumble – a 50-man event that promises to be an incredible spectacle.

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The Greatest Royal Rumble: More top names announced for Saudi Arabia event

Dan Owen 12/04/2018
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RAW GM Kurt Angle will be in Jeddah hot on the heels of his WrestleMania win alongside Ronda Rousey

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

The incredible event, scheduled for April 27 in Jeddah is growing into one of the biggest WWE events of all time.

Alongside seven title matches, there will be a first-time-ever 50-man Royal Rumble featuring some of the biggest names in sports entertainment.

Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big Show, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt were the first five names to enter the event, and they have now been joined by Kurt Angle, 2016 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, Baron Corbin, four-time Tag Team Champions The New Day, three-time World Heavyweight Champion and nine-time Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley and Dolph Ziggler.

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