Rumors have been circulating that WWE Smackdown Live Superstar Rusev could be leaving WWE. Rusev was slated to face The Undertaker in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble, then replaced by Chris Jericho. Then Rusev removed all mention of WWE from his Twitter account. Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated posted the following on Rusev’s WWE status.
Wrestling fans, I asked the WWE if Rusev has left the company. WWE said those rumors are not true, he is still with the company and he will be in the Royal Rumble match at Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. #RusevDay
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 13, 2018
Bryan Alvarez reported the following on Wrestling Observer Radio…
“There is no scandal involving Rusev, it is all storyline. Rusev is no longer in the match with The Undertaker. He’s been replaced by Chris Jericho. They ran some goofy stuff on social media to get people talking – which they did. Rusev, I believe, is going to be in The Greatest Royal Rumble, so he’s still on the show. The point is that Rusev is not quitting. He’s not leaving. He’s not getting fired. Nothing like that. They just decided Jericho vs Undertaker would be a better match even though they announced Rusev vs Undertaker before they figured that out.”