As WWE wrestlers proceed to interrupt into mainstream acting roles, with the group itself seeking to broaden into more programming, wrestlers new and previous are popping up in initiatives in all places. On this case, it is former WWE star AJ Lee that’s capitalizing on the development with a present of her personal. AJ Mendez Brooks, whose name-change adopted her marriage to former WWE famous person Phil Brooks (CM Punk), is teaming up with a manufacturing firm to spin a possible tv collection out of her bestselling biography Loopy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Guidelines.
AJ Mendez Brooks is partnering with producer Jeff Fisher and EUE/Sokolow, which produced the Nat Geo restricted collection Genius, _to make this loopy undertaking occur. As talked about, it will likely be based mostly off Brooks’ New York Occasions bestselling novel. which chronicles the previous wrestler’s upbringing by poverty, a historical past of abuse, and struggles with psychological sickness. Whereas _Crazy Is my Superpower tackles some very heavy material, it additionally chronicles how Brooks triumphed over her struggles and have become a profitable wrestler and writer, turning AJ Lee into a reputation recognized to thousands and thousands. She is going to function an govt producer on the untitled undertaking, in addition to a author.
With AJ Mendez Brooks seeking to carry the biographical story of her profession to a brand new medium, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how a lot is claimed about her profession within the WWE, assuming the undertaking will get to that time. Mendez Brooks retired from the WWE within the midst of a authorized dispute between the corporate and her husband over a number of points. That battle has been raging since CM Punk left the corporate in 2014, and courtroom proceedings between the 2 events are anticipated to proceed in 2018. Given these difficulties, it is seemingly the WWE won’t enable Mendez Brooks to make use of its likeness within the undertaking, or anything that may allude to the corporate if it may be helped. Not fictional wrestling federation could not be used as a substitute.
Nevertheless it goes, it is most likely not so massive a difficulty to anybody concerned within the undertaking, as either side virtually undoubtedly went into this deal realizing that could possibly be a barrier. Whereas she’s been out of the WWE since 2015, AJ Mendez Brooks nonetheless has fairly the next within the wrestling neighborhood. With round four.86 million Twitter followers, she shouldn’t have any downside getting the phrase out concerning the potential new collection to followers with out ever showing in a WWE wrestling ring.
AJ Mendez Brooks‘ untitled undertaking doesn’t have a launch date or community connected presently. For extra on upcoming programming earlier than the yr ends, head on over to CinemaBlend’s fall premiere guide. For a look into the way forward for tv, our midseason premiere guide is a superb supply to bookmark for individuals who cannot wait to see their favourite exhibits return. Lastly, anybody curious as to which exhibits have been cancelled in 2017 can discover out by visiting our cancellation guide.