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Former WWE Diva’s Champion AJ Mendez (“AJ Lee”) took to twitter today to announce that the producers behind Nat Geo’s Genius series are currently developing her New York Times Best Seller — “Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules” — for television.
A small part of Mendez’s life will be seen in the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-produced film Fighting with My Family, about WWE Superstar Paige’s parents, when Thea Trinidad (NXT’s Zelina Vega) portrays Mendez during some of Paige’s famous in-ring moments on the main WWE roster, but now Mendez will get to have her own story told.
Proud to share, Emmy nominated producers EUE/Sokolow & Jeff Fisher will develop #CrazyIsMySuperpower for TV! Now, more than ever, it is vital that women tell their own stories. That’s why I’m proud to work on this project as a writer & executive producer: https://t.co/Ue3HJ52Yeh
— AJ (@TheAJMendez) December 19, 2017
“Crazy is my Superpower details Mendez’s struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life, and how she harnessed that strength to become an internationally-beloved professional wrestling superstar. The three-time WWE champion fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect, and inspired millions of fans with her fierce independent streak.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this team to turn “Crazy is My Super Power” into a scripted show,” said Mendez in a press statement. “This is a story about the power of female strength and our incomparable ability to survive, persist and overcome. I knew that I would need partners that connected to that message, and Jeff [Fisher] and Sam’s [Sokolow] bold vision was a perfect fit. I can’t wait to get started.”
Mendez will serve as an Executive Producer and writer on the project.