Eminem-WWE deal denied
Eminem isn’t associating himself with WWE, seemingly.
Fightful recently reported that Eminem has reached a deal with WWE that would involve the famous rapper working on the WWE 2K20 soundtrack alongside an appearance on SmackDown Live when the blue brand moves to FOX this fall.
Per the report, WWE is also in talks of creating a special custom-made title for Eminem.
Dennis Dennehy, Eminem’s representative, has denied the report, claiming that no such deal has been reached between the recording-artist and WWE.
Dennehy issued the following statement to 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.”
Roman Reigns on his in-ring return
Roman Reigns made his WWE return on the February 25th episode of RAW after putting leukemia in remission.
Last October, The Big Dog relinquished the WWE Universal Championship and took a medical hiatus to battle returning leukemia.
Reigns officially returned to in-ring competition at Fastlane where he teamed up with his Shield brothers Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose one last time to defeat Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in a 6-Man Tag Team main event matchup.
During a recent interview with Variety, Reigns opened up on his return to the squared circle.
“I think a lot of it was nerves. Nothing prepares you for the ring like the ring. I’ve had some really good training sessions, some great workouts, but nothing is like being in that ring in front of that crowd with the lights on you. I was pretty nervous that I would have that ring rust…but I felt once I got out there and started moving around. My instincts took over and it was just like riding a bike.”