April “AJ Lee” Mendez has now joined her husband CM Punk as a wrestler to have found different success after leaving WWE.
Blade of the 47 Ronin was released on both DVD and Netflix earlier today. AJ Lee collaborated with John Swetman and Aimee Garcia to write the screenplay for this film. It is a sequel to the 2013 film 47 Ronin which starred Keanu Reeves. This sequel, like the first film, is a fantasy action film loosely based on the real 47 Ronin, who were masterless samurai seeking to avenge their fallen master.
The synopsis for the sequel co-written by AJ Lee is as follows:
“An evil witch named Yurei, whose ancestor was slain by one of the 47 Ronin, has surfaced in modern day Budapest determined to have his revenge. Yurei seeks to completely destroy all samurai by uniting both halves of the powerful Tengu Sword. A prophecy claims only a descendant of the original 47 Ronin can wield the blade and defeat this great evil.”
“The samurai are shocked when Lord Shinshiro identifies a streetwise New Yorker named Luna as the one who was prophesied. He charges ronin Reo and apprentice Onami with training Luna to be the hero they desperately need. With most of the samurai lords dead or missing, and a traitor hiding among them, the remaining warriors must summon all of their skills as martial arts masters to combat Yurei’s mystic magic and fulfill their destiny.”
This isn’t AJ Lee’s first written work alongside Aimee Garcia. The two co-wrote a comic book series titled GLOW vs. The Babyface, which was based on the GLOW TV show. They also wrote a four-issue limited series Dungeons and Dragons: At The Spine Of The World which was published in 2020.
h/t wrestlingnews.co for the transcription