I Wrote Erotic Wrestling Fan-Fiction And Became Vaguely Reddit Famous

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Writing under the watchful eyes of Mick Foley

 In true WWE fashion, to understand this incident, you’ll need to bear with some self-promoting backstory:
I spent the bulk of May 2012 staring at my phone. Willing it to ring. Praying for an unlisted or unfamiliar number.
Then one day it finally came.
“Hello?”
*BLARING FOG HORN SOUND EFFECT*
“THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING! CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE WON A CHANCE TO GET A FREE CRUISE OR SOME SHIT!”
This telemarketing-bot called over and over again and like a dumbass I got my hopes up each time. I didn’t want another free cruise! I wanted an agent. A manager. A coffee. Anything.
I’d just graduated from USC’s Screenwriting program and thought I’d played the game right. I won the awards, found supportive mentors, and met talented collaborators and friends. My work was out there, but nobody was biting. I’d been raised to believe that if you produce good work, you would get noticed. By that math, I’d failed. Special snowflake, melted.
So I did what seemed natural — go into a mental death spiral of self-loathing and avoid writing altogether.
I found a way to monetize that avoidance with an enjoyable job. I planned the crap out of my upcoming wedding. I watched every episode of every season of every city of the Real Housewives.
And a friend introduced me to something that would prove to be a game changer — the WWE.

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