Former WWE World Champion Chris Jericho was scheduled to replace the Bulgarian Brute Rusev in his match against the Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble. However, plans changed once again and Rusev is now back on the road to meet with the Deadman.
Y2J was recently a guest on CBS’s In This Corner Podcast where he talked about a number of widely varying topics.
Chris Jericho revealed his thoughts on WWE’s upcoming mega-event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and expressed his excitement in being a part of such a historic event: (h/t: wrestlinginc)
It’s one of those things that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Obviously, getting the chance to work with Saudi Arabia at the highest level. We had been there back in 2015, and had some great shows, but it seems like they are beginning to try and change some of the things that are being done over there and it’s really cool to have been asked by WWE to be part of it.
As you know, I am not working full time there right now but still part of the family. With the matches that have been announced right off the bat, it has as much steam, if not more than the WrestleMania card did, just the fact of who is on the show and all the big matches that we have. It reminds me of a few years ago when we would do live event specials on the Network from Madison Square Garden. We did another one from Tokyo, Japan. It’s got kind of the same vibe to do the same thing with the Greatest Royal Rumble, just bigger.
Jericho was scheduled to replace Rusev against The Undertaker in a casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble. However, WWE got Rusev back on the match and Y2J will now probably appear as a participant in the 50-Man Royal Rumble Match.
Here’s what the first ever Undisputed Champion thinks about this whole situation:
For me, at this point, whether they want me to be part of the Royal Rumble or work against Undertaker or work against Funaki in a Lingerie Match, whatever they want me to do there I will. That’s the good thing about my legacy and where I am at this point of my career. I can be the opening match or the main event, whatever it is, it’s going to be good. Things changed, which is part of the world of WWE, happens all the time.
For me, until I actually walk into the ring, sometimes you never know what is going to happen. Things get changed during the show sometimes. I think fans sometimes get a little to excited about certain things that happened and didn’t happen.