Reports emerged yesterday that the 'King of Hip-Hop' Eminem had signed a deal with WWE to appear on a pay-per-view later this year as well as contribute to video game WWE 2K20's soundtrack, although those stories have since been scotched by the popular recording artist's representative.
In addition to the game and the PPV, Fightful suggested Eminem was being drafted into the company to help promote this autumn's move to the Fox Network. WWE were also said to be manufacturing a custom-made championship belt for the singer.
Unfortunately for Eminem fans, that all seems to be complete guff. The 'Rap God's rep Dennis Dennehy got in touch with Pro Wrestling Sheet to categorically deny his client had agreed any association with Vince McMahon and co. - though did admit low-level talks had been held:
“There was a very brief, exploratory conversation that involved a third party and 2K Sports, not Eminem’s team. It has not gone beyond preliminary discussions, and any reports to the contrary are false. Right now there are no plans to further pursue it.”
Guess that's the end of the matter then? Perhaps not: Fightful have continued to stick by their story. Watch this space.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.