Maxx Payne

[Maxx Payne GALLERY]

[Maxx Payne & Cactus Jack]

Title History

  • WCW Tag Team Titles w/Cactus Jack defeating The Nasty Boys (January 27, 1994 – WCW Spring Stampede);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title (2 times);
  • CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight title;
  • CWA Tag Team titles w/Gary Young (2 times);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Maxx Payne had picked up a major following on the indie circuit and overseas..

World Championship Wrestling :

  • Maxx Payne joined World Championship Wrestling and formed a team with Cactus Jack..
  • Maxx Payne & Cactus Jack were involved in a brutal feud with The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags)..
  • December 27, 1993 – Starrcade: Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeated Tex Slashinger & Shanghai Pierce.
  • January 27, 1994–WCW Clash of Champions #26: Maxx Payne & Cactus Jack defeated The Nasty Boys (Knobbs & Sags).
  • February 20, 1994 – Superbrawl IV: Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeated The Nasty Boys (Tag Team Champions) by DQ.
  • April 17, 1994 – Spring Stampede: The Nasty Boys defeated Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne in a Chicago Street Fight..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • December 15, 1994: Darryl Peterson wrestled as “The Blacksmith” in the WWF for one night only against Barry Hardy..
  • Darryl Peterson switched to a less crappy gimmick called “Man Mountain Rock,” a cartoonish guitar playing character..
  • ~~~Man Mountain Rock would bring an electric guitar (in the shape of a WWF logo, clever) to the ring..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon once said the Maxx Payne gimmick was too similar to The Undertaker’s character..
  • Man Mountain Rock feuded with Bob Backlund, who objected to the type of music MMR was promoting..


  • Darryl Peterson retired from the sport of professional wrestling shortly thereafter to pursue a music career..
  • Darryl Peterson filed a $10 million lawsuit against the creators of the action game Max Payne for stealing his persona..
  • April 17, 2004: Spoke about wrestling in Idaho at the Schubert Theater at the Western States College for the Performing Arts..