This idea has been around almost forever with me! This idea originated when I was fourteen years old, back in 1996! It was only really thought of seriously though from 2003, after I had made friends who loved wrestling and were training to become wrestlers themselves!
It was originally thought to be a planned gimmick by my group of friends, but they abandoned this idea as many of them didn’t make it into wrestling professionally. They all gave me permission to run with it still if I wanted to, but I changed a lot of their plans to create this story to make it feel more unique and mine.
What will you find in this story?
Gender identity challenges
Fight for survival
Close female relationships
Mother and child relationship
Coliseum style fighting
Feral children being shown humanity
What influenced this story?
My friends had a huge part to play in the basics of the story.
Various professional wrestling companies, characters and their gimmicks
Mad Max beyond the thunderdome
The cage fighting scene in X-Men with wolverine
The hunger games (eventually influenced later drafts and adaptions to the plot)
The movie Amazons and gladiators!
In particular the female wrestlers Luna Vachon and Chyna, as well as the WWF/WWE wrestling stable Legion of Doom!
The movie – Escape from New York
World war Z (in later drafts and adaptions)
I have been slowly working towards chopping this story down a lot as it became a huge series of books and I am unsure I really want this to be a series after all, not deleting anything, but chopping it down into becoming a standalone with potential to then expand later on, if the publisher wants it.
I have a passion for wrestling shows and dystopia and so this is a longstanding love affair and it’s going to be difficult for me to finalise the edited version.
Happy reading everyone!