Rusev has removed all references to WWE from his Twitter account after it was announced that Chris Jericho would be replacing him in the Casket Match against The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.
The Bulgarian Brute has tweeted since the announcement was made on WWE.com earlier today, stating: “Life is life….. it will be #RusevDay somewhere”
Life is life….. it will be #RusevDay somewhere
— . (@RusevBUL) April 12, 2018
Instead of facing The Deadman in a Casket Match, Newsweek are reporting that WWE confirmed to them that Rusev will be taking Y2J’s place in the 50-man Royal Rumble match. Now, with all mention of WWE removed from his Twitter bio and rumours that he asked for his release from the company shortly before WrestleMania 34, surely that appearance is in doubt? We’ll have to wait and see with this one.
The reason for Rusev being replaced by Jericho is down to Lana – who hasn’t been her real-life husband’s on-screen manager in over a year. The Ravishing Russian doesn’t want her husband to be in a Casket Match with ‘Taker, so the company listened to her and pulled him from the bout.
“However, Lana, who originally showed public support for her husband competing against The Undertaker, recently tweeted second thoughts over The Bulgarian Brute competing in the grisly bout,” part of a statement read on WWE.com.
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 (@LanaWWE) April 12, 2018
You can watch the Greatest Royal Rumble event on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST on the WWE Network. It will be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming, and tickets will be available Friday, April 13.