Former Wrestler Sues Videogame Maker

from the maybe-the-name-just-isn't-that-original dept

A former professional wrestler who (sometimes) went by the name Maxx Payne is suing gaming company Rockstar Games for $15 million for “stealing his identity” with their Max Payne games. Apparently, the wrestler, whose real name is Darryl Peterson, didn’t realize that (1) the name isn’t that original and (2) the game has been out for a few years now. It seems unlikely that Rockstar specifically picked on some not-very-well-known wrestler as the inspiration for their video game. It also seems highly unlikely that Mr. Peterson’s wrestling persona had anything to do with the success of the game, but that won’t stop him from trying to clean up in court.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Muscles, leather, and the chain of injunction

You’re probably thinking of the time he put Richard Belzer in a front facelock, apparently knocked him out, causing him to fall to the ground and whack his head.

Or the time David Schulz was asked if wrestling was fake and smacked the reporter in the ear and asked, “Feel real?”

Max Payne has long been out of the wrestling scene. if he’s doing the “indy circuit” then he’s definitely just looking for some bucks.

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