Chris Friedrich competes in an underground fighting tournament in order to win the cash prize to move his family out of the inner cities to Germany.
In 2013, The Mafia Films solicited suggestions for a new mini-series, one of which was pitched by MarioDude0123. The original concept was for a sitcom stylized as an "intense, shonen anime." The suggestion was never developed and remained so until May 19, 2017, when DonValuta was considering new ideas for a TMF short film and rediscovered the suggestion.
Jacob2934 offered to write out a screenplay for the short, entitled Blood on The Walls, which was completed on June 15. DonValuta rewrote the screenplay on October 1, 2017 in conjunction with the script for Est Propheticia, renaming it The Contender. Filming began and ended on October 7, with editing completed on October 14. The trailer was released on October 14 with the full short uploaded on October 15.
- MarioDude0123's original concept for The Contender involved the main character competing in a fighting tournament in order to win a cash prize that he would then buy a mansion for his family, however, the main character would later have to fight the buyer who bought the mansion before he could purchase it.
- Jacob2934's original screenplay was rewritten by DonValuta as a pro-Afd short in the aftermath of the 2017 Germany Parliamentary elections.