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2K Games Forced to Remove WWE 2K16 Trailer After Including Likeness of Giant Bomb Editor

Dr Tracksuit - WWE 2K16

In a turn of events right out of left field, 2K Games has been forced to remove a trailer for wrestling sim WWE 2K16 after including the likeness of prominent games journalist Jeff Gerstmann without permission.

Earlier this week, the publisher hastily removed a video showcasing the upcoming game’s create-a-superstar tools from YouTube after Giant Bomb users on Reddit discovered the appearance of a created grappler who looked just a little too much like the site founder’s WWF No Mercy-playing alter-ego, Dr Tracksuit.

The news soon came to the attention of Gerstmann himself, who was none too pleased, judging by his dig at the series:

Shortly after the trailer’s removal, 2K re-uploaded it with a much more generic custom superstar replacing Dr Tracksuit. For a comparison of Gerstmann’s character in real-life and how it appeared in the original video, check out the clips below:

WWE 2K16 is scheduled to release across current and last-gen consoles on October 27.

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  • Buck Buckerson

    FORCED to remove it? No, they just removed it.

  • Riley Freeman

    dont see the big deal here. no one is buying the game because of him. If he had a sense of humour, he would have laughed and got a good chuckle out of it.