WWE wrestler sues ‘Call of Duty’ publishers

The "Prophet" character from video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'. The "Prophet" character from video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'. ACTIVISION

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. Huffman is suing Activision for copyright infringement stemming from their 2018 video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.  The former pro-wrestler claims the game's "Prophet" character is too similar to the "G.I. Bro" character he created early in his wrestling career.

Huffman is being represented by Micah  Dortch of the Dallas office of the Potts Law Firm, as well as Houston attorney Patrick Zummo with the Law Offices of Patrick Zummo.

“When seen side-by-side there can be no question that this character was copied from G.I. Bro. From the hair, body type and clothing, right down to facial expressions, the similarities are too profound to be an accident,” says Dortch.

G.I. Bro is still an active persona of Huffman.  Since the 2015 release of the G.I. Bro and the Dragon of Death Preview and G.I. Bro and the Dragon of Death comic books, Huffman has appeared at a number of events dressed as the character in promotion of the titles.

“Booker T. has devoted a significant amount of time and money creating and organically growing his G.I. Bro character,” says Dortch.  “That entrepreneurial investment should not be erased by such a blatant act of copyright infringement by a gaming juggernaut."

Activision has been contacted by GeekNifty for comment on the matter and GeekNifty will post their response should they provide one.

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