| Max Payne|
Frank Max Payne i"s the eponymous protagonist of the Max Payne series and a former wrestler for VGCW. He was part of the tag team Law & Order with Phoenix Wright, which disbanded after only 3 matches when Max Payne left the company. Max would end up joining EDBW more than four years later.
In the Max Payne series Edit
He's a depressed guy that shoots things, channels Philip Marlowe, and has the innate ability to have any woman in his vicinity die horribly. He spends most of his time drinking and jobbing his way through life.
Aside from being visually unrecognizable, Max Payne's biggest achievement in VGCW was being part of one of the company's first Tag Teams, Law & Order. Unfortunately, Law & Order also happens to be one of the least successful tag teams VGCW's ever had. Two of the three matches that Max and his partner Phoenix Wright fought together in were part of the tournament that was held to determine the first Co-Op Champions. Their only victory both in the tournament and overall was to The Practice in Round 1, after which they were eliminated by the soon-to-be infamous Game Grumps in Round 2. Later Phoenix managed to get them a title shot against tournament winners Team Fortress, which they also lost.
Outside of Law & Order, Payne appeared exclusively in Royal Rumbles. His lack of a singles career severely hurt his chances at having much of a future in VGCW, though at the time it was believed that being part of a tag team would provide him with some form of job security. This would prove to be false: Payne's last appearance was in 2012-12-09's Royal Rumble.
Behind the KayfabeEdit
In addition to his non-existent singles career, a key contributing factor to Max Payne's lack of success was his physical appearance. Max's original CAW was frequently criticized for being hard to recognize by sight; in fact, complaints about this were so common that he got the nickname "Frank Payne". This nickname referred to Frank West, a character from the Dead Rising series who the CAW closely resembled, perhaps moreso than Max Payne.
Even in WWE 2K14 with a much more distinctive CAW, and Frank West also being on the roster, people still (intentionally) confuse the two.
Non-Royal Rumble RecordEdit
|2012-11-27||Team Fortress (Scout & Pyro)||Tag Team (w/ Phoenix Wright)||Loss||1-2-0||Co-Op Championship Match|
|2012-11-22||Gane Grumps (JonTron & Egoraptor)||Tag Team (w/ Phoenix Wright)||Loss||1-1-0||Co-Op Championship Tournament Round 2|
|2012-11-22||The Practice (Dr. Wily & Dr. Eggman)||Tag Team (w/ Phoenix Wright)||Win||1-0-0||Co-Op Championship Tournament Round 1|