There appears to be a late change to Thursday’s WWE Super ShowDown show in Saudi Arabia.
During Monday Night Raw, they showed the graphic for the gauntlet match on Thursday and Rusev was shown but Tom Phillips made sure to say Rey Mysterio’s name and not Rusev. So, whatever happened to cause Rusev to be pulled from the match must have happened shortly before Raw went on the air or during the show otherwise they would have had time to change the graphic.
It’s unclear why Rusev was pulled from the match. Dave Meltzer noted earlier this month that Rusev and WWE have been in a contract dispute but he still has some time until his current deal expires. There’s also a possibility that he has decided that he does not want to fly to Saudi Arabia. I noted earlier that several WWE stars have chosen not to fly out for the show on Thursday. Click here for more on the story.
Here is the updated card for WWE Super ShowDown:
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Ricochet
WWE Universal Championship
Bray Wyatt (Champion) vs. Goldberg
AJ Styles vs. Andrade vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Seth Rollins and Murphy (Champions) vs. The Street Profits
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bayley (Champion) vs. Naomi
Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The New Day (Champions) vs. The Miz and John Morrison