12 Facts About Maxx Payne


Maxx Payne is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling as Maxx Payne, and in the World Wrestling Federation as Man Mountain Rock.


Maxx Payne began working in the construction industry, but decided after two years to return to amateur wrestling.


Maxx Payne used the name Max Payne, hailing from Hell's Kitchen, New York nationally in the United States as well as in Europe and Japan.


Maxx Payne quickly began pursuing the CWA Heavyweight Championship, and on February 8,1988 in Memphis he defeated Jerry Lawler to win the championship.


Maxx Payne then went after Lawler's AWA World Heavyweight Championship, but was unable to win the title.


Maxx Payne made an appearance under his real name as a jobber on a February 1989 episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling, losing to Bret Hart.


Maxx Payne spent six months in the German Catch Wrestling Association as Heavy Metal Buffalo and won the vacant CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship on October 25,1992, defeating Giant Haystacks.


Maxx Payne vacated the title the following year when he returned to the United States.


Maxx Payne took part in WCW's Jesse "The Body" Ventura Strong-Arm Tournament in late 1993, but was eliminated in the first round by Sid Vicious.


Maxx Payne was partnered with 2 Cold Scorpio, with whom he lost in the first round to Stunning Steve Austin and Ric Flair.


Maxx Payne later turned face and formed a tag team with Cactus Jack towards the end of the year.


Maxx Payne was fired from WCW soon after, although he did help Jack and his new partner, Kevin Sullivan, defeat The Nasty Boys with a guitar shot.