Eminem has knocked out many of his enemies verbally. Can you remember the lyrics of his song Marshall Mathers? The second refrain goes like this:
Cause I’m, just Marshall Mathers (Marshall Mathers)
I’m not a wrestler guy,
I’ll knock you out if you talk about me (you talk about me)…
It is aimed at ICP, principally.
As a lyricist, no doubt that Eminem is a wrestler. You have probably also seen a picture of Eminem posing as a wounded boxer next to Paul Rosenberg last year…
But can you imagine Marshall Mathers boxing in real life? If the answer is yes, youre not very far from the truth.
Eminem is interested in boxing. He has even hired a retired boxer-Emmanuel Steward -to teach him some boxing lessons. According to his teacher, Marshall is a good pupil who seems to be gifted for wrestling:
“I put him through his paces and I was amazed that he was as good as he was.
“Since then, he’s trained regularly and I’ve put him in the ring with some top-notch sparring partners. He’s improved enormously. He’s aggressive – a real slugger He moves a lot like Muhammad Ali.”
It is also rumored that Eminem wants to perfect his punches for his second acting role. He is supposed to play undefeated Jewish Ukranian boxing phenomenon, Dmitri Salita.
With the release of 8 Mile, Eminem has certainly proven his great ability to act. As far as I am concerned, I think he will be credible in a wrestling role. Why? Simply because Marshall Mathers is a fighter in real life as well as in his raps.