People are still talking about the decision that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon made last week.
Originally, the sports entertainment company announced that Taker would be wrestling Rusev in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.
However, all that changed on Thursday when it was revealed that Chris Jericho would be replacing Rusev to take on the deadman at the upcoming event.
Former WWE/ECW talent Taz gave his theory as to why this match was changed during the latest episode of his radio show (transcript via wrestlinginc.com).
He believes a recent tweet that was sent out by Rusev after the match was made official could’ve had a part in the match being changed.
If you recall, Rusev sent out a tweet that read, “Bury me softly, Brother.” Here is what Taz had to say:
“I was surprised that Rusev tweeted this because he’s worked there long enough,” said Taz. “I’m not surprised if, maybe, this is just me speculating… just maybe it’s a situation where WWE got ticked off by his tweet. Basically saying, ‘Well, what is that?’
Basically stooging off that you’re gonna lose the match. You’re basically saying, you know, bury me softly, it’s a Casket Match, so you’re basically saying that you’re doing the job. I can see [WWE] getting ticked off from that.
Yeah, I mean, everybody and their mother probably knows that no one’s beating The Undertaker right now, and that’s no disrespect to Rusev, but you know it’s just not gonna happen. But still I got a funny feeling that [the tweet] might have ticked them off.”
On Monday afternoon, WWE announced that Taker would indeed face The Undertaker at this upcoming event.
Taker has feuded with the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and the list goes on and on.
He has held nearly every title that the company has to offer. Taker has had a great career with the sports entertainment company.
He won the World Heavyweight Championship three times, WWE Championship four times, Hardcore Title once, Tag Team Championship six times, and won the Royal Rumble match in 2007.
Over the past few years, he has gone from being a full-time talent to a part-timer. After years of speculation of when Taker would retire from pro wrestling, it appears that he had his farewell at WrestleMania 33 in the main event against Roman Reigns last year in Orlando, Florida.
After the match, Taker put his gloves and hat in the middle of the ring before leaving. Taker returned at WrestleMania 34 and defeated John Cena in a quick match.
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