With WWE Smackdown Live headed to Fox later this year, the company’s pulling every string and working every connection they can. According to a report from Fightful, they’ve just reached an agreement on a big one.
Rap superstar Eminem, currently still locked in a feud with WWE favorite and Kevin Owens powerbomb victim Machine Gun Kelly, has agreed to curate the soundtrack for the upcoming WWE 2K20 video game release. With that comes a TV appearance, and more.
Beyond soundtrack work, we’re told there’s also an agreement for Eminem to appear on an episode of WWE Smackdown later this year. The deal, reached today, was put together in part to promote the launch of WWE Smackdown Live on the Fox Network. WWE is also planning on having a championship belt produced for Eminem.
2K has reached similar deals with big name artists in the past, including a partnership with Jay-Z for NBA 2K, and brought in stars to curate soundtracks for their WWE games, like when they worked with P. Diddy on 2K17.
Incredibly, this will be Eminem’s first appearance on WWE television, ground previously covered by some of his rivals from the long long ago such as Insane Clown Posse and “WWE’s favorite band in the world,” Limp Bizkit. Slim Shady’s never shown up in pro wrestling, but SLAM Shady made an appearance back in 2004.
We’ll update you as soon as Slim takes an RKO from out of nowhere.