WWE revealed that The Undertaker will be taking on Rusev in a Casket Match announced for the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27th in Saudi Arabia.
Read the announcement below:
The Undertaker vs. Rusev Casket Match set for Greatest Royal Rumble
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn. — Following his triumphant return at WrestleMania, The Undertaker will take on Rusev in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, which takes place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST. The object of a Casket Match is for a WWE Superstar to trap their opponent inside the casket and close the lid.
The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network on Friday, April 27, at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, with a special, one-hour Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. It will also be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.
The event will also feature the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match; John Cena vs. Triple H; Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship Steel Cage Match; a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match between The Bludgeon Brothers and The Usos; and five other matches for the WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, Raw Tag Team Championship and Cruiserweight Championship.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman, His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invite the world to celebrate this signature event. It is the first event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Casket Match is just another big match in a laundry list of big matches that will take place at the event. Other matches so far include:
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (Cage Match for the title)
John Cena vs. Triple H
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos (Title Match)
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe (Ladder Match for the title)
50-man Royal Rumble Match
Smart money would likely assume the addition of a WWE Championship match involving at least two out of the trio of champ AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Daniel Bryan. After Nakamura interfered in Styles and Bryan’s match last night, along with Nakamura’s recent heel turn, it’s safe to say the Styles/Nakamura feud is far from over. WWE is evidently putting together some of the biggest matches they can think of for this event in Saudi Arabia, so the WWE title surely won’t be left off the card. It’s even likely there will be a title or titles changing hands at this event as well.
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