Here’s something you don’t see or hear about everyday: Booker T, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, is suing Activision for copyright infringement! According to the press release sent out, Booker T, whose real name is Robert Booker Tio Huffman, claims Prophet from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a little too similar to “G.I. Bro;” a comic book action her character Booker T created for one of his early pro wrestling personas.
According to Booker T’s lawyer Micah Dortch, “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.” Check out the side-by-side pic of them in the image above.
Since the release of the G.I. Bor and the Dragon of Death Preview, and the G.I. Bor and the Dragon of Death comic books, Booker T has appeared at a number of events dressed as the character to promote the comics.
Dortch adds, “Booker T. has devoted a significant amount of time and money creating and organically growing his G.I. Bro character…That entrepreneurial investment should not be erased by such a blatant act of copyright infringement by a gaming juggernaut.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t un-see Booker T from the image. He definitely looks like Prophet, no? But maybe Treyarch did create the character on their own or maybe someone was a fan of the wrestler or comic book character? Once we hear more news about this, we’ll let our readers know.