Lindsey Wagner and Lynda Carter were two young actresses looking for their first big break. Both women had been in a movie and had appeared in a few TV shows, but neither had gained national recognition. They had both auditioned for the starring role in ABC’s new fall series Wonder Woman. They both hoped that this role would be their big break, the lead in a major network’s series could make them a household name. This was not the first time they had competed for a roll. Although they had auditioned and competed for the same part several times, the two women were friends. They stood together at the bar chatting with other guests at the party.
As Lindsay and Lynda stood chatting with each other, Jeff Matthews the man who would produce the Wonder Woman series came walking up to them. He told them that the starring role in the series had been narrowed down to the two of them. Lynda and Lindsay looked at each other then at him.
“When do you think you’ll make your decision?” Lindsay asked a little tremor in her voice.
Matthew smiled. “Well Rachel and I were hoping you two would help us decide.”
Rachel Pershing was the casting director she and Jeff would normally be the ones to decide who would get the part, but Jeff was saying they wanted her and Lynda to help them decide. She was confused and so was Lynda. “ What can Lindsay and I do to help you decide which one of us will get the part?” The two women looked at each other wondering what was going on.
“Well Wonder Woman is an Amazon Princess. She is a warrior. Rachel and I were hoping that you two could show us which of you would better fit the role of an Amazon Warrior.”
Lindsay had heard stories about how some women had gotten parts in movies and shows but she hadn’t believed them. The words blurted out of her mouth before she could stop them. “You want Lynda and I to fight each other for the part?”
“Wrestle each other actually. Think of it as part of the audition. First woman to pin the other and hold her down for a ten count or forces her to surrender gets the part. A wrestling match with hair pulling allowed.”
Lynda laughed nervously. “I think you just want to see us wrestle, Jeff.”
Now Jeff laughed. “I’m not going to lie. I am sure it will be fun to watch, but you are both perfect for the roll. Your both young, tall and well built, very believable as Amazons. Wonder Woman is a brunette in the comic, but Amazons have also been depicted as blondes. If Lindsay gets the part, she can always dye her hair if Wonder Woman’s fans insist on her being a brunette. So what do you say?”
Lindsay and Lynda looked at each. They asked him if they could think about it. He said he needed the answer by the end of the night and left the two actresses to discuss it among themselves.
The two women spent the rest of the evening discussing whether or not they were willing to wrestle each other to get the part. They were both nervous but were leaning towards agreeing to do it, and started sizing each other up. They each wondered if she was strong enough to take the other woman in a fight. At the end of the evening they decided that they both really wanted the part, and they would tell Jeff that they would wrestle each other to get it.
Lindsay held out her hand. “I know you want this part as much as I do, Lyn. We’re friends but I’m warning you I am going to fight as hard as I can to win.” The two women shook hands. “I feel the same way, Lindsay. I think I can take you. Just hope we’re still friends after the match.”
The two women found Jeff and told him they agreed to wrestle each other. He told them both to be at his house Saturday afternoon for the match. They asked him if they should bring bathing suits or something to fight in. He told them that wouldn’t be necessary they would both be wearing the Wonder Woman costume when they wrestled.
For the next four days the two young women tried to learn as much as they could about wrestling. They even hired trainers to teach them how to apply and escape holds. There was just so much they could learn in four days and they were both nervous as they drove to Jeff’s house.
Lynda drove up to Jeff’s house. She recognized Lindsay’s blue corvette and figured the other two cars in the driveway were Jeff’s and Rachel’s. Jeff let her in and led her into the living room. Lindsay and Rachel were sitting in the living room, chatting and sipping drinks. Lindsay was drinking a soda she wanted to be clear headed when she fought Lynda. She’d have the wine to celebrate after she had beaten Lynda. They chatted for a while but Lynda and Lindsay were obviously nervous and wanted to start. Jeff led them to the two guest rooms. Their outfits were in the rooms and once they had changed they walked back out to the living room.
Rachel smiled. “You both look great. Either of you would be perfect for the part.”
Lindsay and Lynda wore identical outfits. Wonder Woman’s costume complete with red and gold top, blue hot pants with white stars and red and white boots. The costume included the tiara, belt and bracelets. The only thing missing was the magic lasso. Jeff led them out back, where mats had been laid out on the grass.
Rachel and Jeff sat in lounge chairs and Lynda and Lindsay stepped onto the mats. “Ok girls. Are you ready?” Rachel asked. Both girls said yes. Rachel nodded. “Then start wrestling and may the better woman win.”
Lindsay and Lynda started circling each other. They lunged forward then stepped back looking for an opening. Lindsay’s right hand shot out trying to grab Lynda’s hair. Lynda grabbed the blonde’s wrist with her left hand and started to twist Lindsay’s arm behind her back. Lindsay cried out in pain as Lynda stepped behind her and pulled her right hand up between her shoulder blades.
Lynda pressed her breasts into Lindsay’s back and started to hook her right arm under Lindsay’s chin. Before the brunette could lock on the choke hold, Lindsay stomped the heel of her left boot down on Lynda’s left foot. Lynda’s face twisted in pain and started to pull back still twisting Lindsay’s arm behind her back. Lindsay’s left elbow shot back slamming into Lynda’s ribs. Lynda grunted in pain and Lindsay hit her two more times in the ribs before her brown haired adversary released her.
Lindsay spun around to face Lynda as the brunette staggered back. The blonde shook her right arm tears rolling down her cheeks. They crouched down arms up and out to the side. The two young women started circling each other again. Lindsay’s left hand shot for Lynda’s hair and as the brunette knocked her left hand aside, the fingers of the blonde’s right hand locked onto her thick brown hair.
Acting on pure instinct Lynda grabbed Lindsay’s right wrist trying to relieve the pressure on her burning scalp. The brunette screamed as her blonde adversary tightened her grip on her hair and pulled Lynda into her. Lynda’s scream was cut short as Lindsay’s knee dug into her belly driving the air from her lungs. Lynda bent at the waist clutching her stomach. As she doubled over she lunged forward digging her right shoulder into the blonde’s belly.
Lindsay started to stagger back. Lynda wrapped her arms around Lindsay’s thighs pushing forward and taking the blonde down. The brunette lunged forward, diving on top of her adversary, pressing her weight down on top of the blonde and pinning her on her back. As she tried to mount Lindsay the blonde’s shapely legs wrapped around her waist. Lynda moaned as the muscles on Lindsay’s thighs flexed, cutting deep into her ribs.
Jeff and Rachel sipped their drinks smiling. Yes either one of these young women would fit the role perfectly.