Monday, December 05, 2005

Wrestler sues rapper for real!

Wow, I'm going to try to refrain from posting things like this on the Riot Act, but I just had to. Alot of you know hip hop is one of my passions, and that I used to geek on professional wrestling. Just when I thought the world couldn't get any more...ungh!

Props to Allhiphop for the news:
Wrestler Diamond Dallas Page Sues Jay-Z Over Pyramid Sign
By Bea BlackDate: 12/5/2005 12:35 pm Wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z for unlawful use of his "Diamond Cutter" hand signal.
Page, born Page Falkinburg, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Federal Court, claiming he trademarked the rights to the diamond-shaped symbol in 1996 and has used it for wrestling and other entertainment ventures on multiple occasions.
Page contends that Jay-Z started using the diamond symbol years after on various commercial products, including the cover of Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000 and Fade to Black.
Hip hop fans are aware that the Deff Jam President has used the diamond sign to signify his Roc-A-Fella Records dynasty.
According to Page, he introduced the "Diamond Cutter" symbol in 1996 on WCW's weekly Nitro and Thunder programs.
The wrestler, who uses the sign on the cover of his new book "Yoga for Regular Guys," also says he used the symbol on monthly PPV events, WCW live events, and media appearances, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Representatives for Jay-Z or Roc-A-Fella were not immediately available for comment.


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