Earlier this year, news broke that Eminem was scheduled to work on WWE’s 2k20 soundtrack. The original story was broken by Fightful, and they have provided an update how that deal has now fallen apart.
Following the initial report, Pro Wrestling Sheet followed up with Eminem’s representative Dennis Dennehy, who stated there was a meeting between unnamed parties, but did not specify who who was involved. He stated that the deal in question would not be happening. Dennehy then reached out to Fightful to setup a call, but did not follow up. Dennehy then left his job as Executive Vice President at Interscope, but remained a representative from Eminem.
“2K and Universal came to an agreement in the hours before Fightful reported the news,” Fightful Select stated. “Eminem personally didn’t even know of the agreement that was reached as of yet, and neither did most in WWE, which led to much finger pointing as it relates to the situation. The deal fell apart accordingly, despite efforts being made by many to calm the situation.”
The deal was reportedly brokered by Universal and 2K games, with very few in the WWE actually being aware of such deal. The terms of the deal were not signed, but rather “came to terms” and “agreed”. Following the story breaking, both representatives from Universal and Eminem were upset and caught off guard. Eminem personally did not know of the agreement, and neither did most in WWE. The deal then fell apart, and ultimately Eminem had no involvement in the up-coming WWE 2k20 game.
Fightful Select reached out to Universal Media Group and WWE, both who did not respond. 2K games did respond with the following comment, “Soundtracks and projects are constantly in development at 2K, but an agreement has not yet been finalized with any artist for our impending slate of games.”
Reason Vince McMahon Is Missing WWE TV This Week
Vince McMahon is absent from WWE television this week due to obligations with XFL.
According to Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon was not present on RAW last night, and will not be attending SmackDown tonight due to preparing for a major XFL announcement on Wednesday.
The XFL league is set to begin February 2020.
Mark your calendars!
Team names and logos are coming Aug. 21 at 12:30 pm ET.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 19, 2019
Tomorrow's the day. 8 names. 8 logos.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 20, 2019
Ronda Rousey Nearly Severs Finger On Set Of TV Show (Graphic Photo)
Ronda Rousey’s middle finger was nearly severed during filming of the television show 9-1-1.
The former RAW Women’s Champion suffered injury to her ring and middle finger according to TMZ. Rousey reportedly slammed a door on her fingers while shooting a scene for the show in Mexico.
As seen in the photo below, Rousey’s middle finger was almost severed as result of the injury. Her middle finger was broken, and her ring finger suffered a fractured tip.
Rousey was rushed to hospital, where her middle finger was repaired with a bolt and screws. She went back to work the next day.
NXT on USA Network TV Taping Update, How To Watch Outside U.S.
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network this morning. The company sent out a press release, and posted the news on all digital platforms.
The company has re-scheduled television tapings originally set for 9/11 and 9/12, moving them to 9/18 and 9/25, the first two live episodes airing on USA Network.
NXT utilizes a different platform for ticketing its Full Sail University shows, and according to the ticket website, both events are sold out. Those who have tickets for the 9/11 and 9/12 shows automatically have their tickets honoured for the 9/18 and 9/28 USA Network events.
WWE has yet to strike any agreements with cable providers outside the U.S for NXT. The company will continue to air NXT on the WWE Network on a 24-hour tape delay. WWE Network will air episodes of weekly NXT television every Thursday at 8 pm ET. WWE Network subscribers will be sent notices regarding this change.
NXT’s first episode on USA Network will air live from Full Sail University on September 18
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