Raapper Eminem responds to rumours of deal with WWE
These projects were reported to include a possible appearance on a future television episode. He was also rumoured to appear on an episode of the company’s weekly show, SmackDown Live, later this year.
However, Eminem spokesman Dennis Dennehy has denied any deal between Slim Shady and WWE.
“There was a very brief, exploratory conversation that involved a third party and 2K Sports, not Eminem’s team,” he tells Pro Wrestling Sheet. “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.”
In spite of this, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp maintains that a deal has in fact been struck.
“Eminem’s team can deny it all they want, wait until the fall,” writes Sapp on Twitter. “The hilarity of us getting threats of legal threats for publishing a story featuring information that Eminem’s group, 2K, management and WWE didn’t want out there. We didn’t sign any NDAs. We are free to report that information.”
He adds: “If Em’s team pulls or pulled the deal I’ll feel bad for those who put it together, but yep – a deal was agreed upon today for all the things I mentioned, regardless of who’s rep is saying what.”