Yesterday, Carmelo Hayes defeated Bron Breakker at Stand & Deliver to become WWE NXT champion for the first time ever. Before the competition, current NXT Champion hyped things with a brutal meme.
Eminem is a hip-hop icon, who influenced a generation after him. It seems that Carmelo Hayes is very familiar with Marshall Mather’s work, as the professional wrestler used one of Slim Shady’s single cover as inspiration to take shots at Bron Breakker.
Carmelo Hayes dropped an image that was inspired by Eminem’s “Killshot,” a diss-track towards Machine Gun Kelly. In the caption, he wrote: “Woke up today and chose to be undeniable.”
Woke up today and chose to be undeniable. pic.twitter.com/zLyr3Pc5k5
— Carmelo Hayes (@Carmelo_WWE) April 1, 2023
“Killshot” is Eminem’s response to MGK’s “RAP DEVIL,” which was in itself a response to Slim Shady’s “Not Alike” track from Kamikaze album. Marshall began targeting Machine Gun Kelly following inappropriate Twitter comments about his daughter Hailie Jade in 2012. According to the second part of the Sway interview, it was MGK’s subliminal disses during Power 106’s May 2017 “L.A. Leakers (Freestyle)” and Tech N9ne’s March 2018 track, “No Reason,” that inspired Eminem to fire back.
Coincidentally, Killshot is the name of a 2008 movie directed by John Madden, and filmed in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan. For that reason, fan theories have suggested Eminem must have known about the film. The plot features main character Carmen Colson, who is targeted by an experienced, psychopathic hitman. Colson Baker is Machine Gun Kelly’s official government name.
@Carmelo_WWE taking a play from @Eminem’s playbook 👀 pic.twitter.com/EJ177pNhAu
— Ringside News (@ringsidenews_) April 1, 2023