A report had been going around that Eminem had signed a deal with WWE to appear on SmackDown Live, and also to be the one behind the WWE 2K20 video game soundtrack.
FOX did note that they want to see changes made with WWE’s blue brand, and it may go back to being a more “edgy” product.
Eminem’s spokesperson Dennis Dennehy told Pro Wrestling Sheet:
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.
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,” wrote 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 added: “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.”
Eminem has never made an appearance on WWE television before, despite a rumor about a potential collaboration surfacing in 2008.