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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

The Undertaker to compete in casket match at WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia

Fresh from beating John Cena at WrestleMania 34, the veteran will now face Rusev in Jeddah

The Undertaker fought for the first time in more than a year on Sunday at WrestleMania 34. WWE
The Undertaker fought for the first time in more than a year on Sunday at WrestleMania 34. WWE

The Undertaker is to make his debut in the Middle East after it was announced on Wednesday that he will face Rusev in a casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27.

An increasingly strong card for the WWE’s show in Jeddah will see the WWE’s Deadman compete at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in a match where the winner is the first person to put his opponent in a casket and completely shut it.

Undertaker wrestled for the first time in more than a year on Sunday when he defeated John Cena at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

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The news comes after on Monday it was confirmed that Brock Lesnar will defend his WWE Universal title in a cage match against Roman Reigns, the man he defeated on Sunday at WrestleMania.

Other matches scheduled are Triple H going up against John Cena, while the SmackDown tag titles will be defended by the Bludgeon Brothers against the Usos.

Then there is the 50-man Royal Rumble, with Daniel Bryan, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin and all three members of The New Day already confirmed for the match, with more names to be announced.

Tickets for the event are due to go on sale on Friday with more details to be announced on how they can be purchased.