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Mysterio replacing Rusev in WWE Super ShowDown gauntlet match

WWE has changed up one of the participants for the Tuwaiq Trophy gauntlet match at Super ShowDown.

Rey Mysterio will now be in the six-man gauntlet match instead of Rusev. Mysterio, AJ Styles, Andrade, Bobby Lashley, Erick Rowan, and R-Truth are the wrestlers set for the match.

On today's Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that Rusev isn't going on the trip to Saudi Arabia. Meltzer said the story for him not going is an injury.

Andrade is returning to the ring in the gauntlet match after the completion of his 30-day suspension for a wellness policy violation.

Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade & Angel Garza has also been announced for next week's episode of Raw.

Super ShowDown is taking place at Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this Thursday. It will air live on the WWE Network starting at noon Eastern time.

Here's the updated card:

  • Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defending against Goldberg
  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Ricochet
  • Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin in a steel cage match
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley defending against Naomi
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) defending against The Miz & John Morrison
  • Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Murphy defending against The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • Tuwaiq Trophy gauntlet match (AJ Styles, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, Erick Rowan, and R-Truth)