Creating the Mania by Jon Robinson, ECW Press

Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How WrestleMania Comes to Life

Robinson, Jon

  • Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34, which became the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event at $14.1 million and a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans. Follow the yearlong life cycle of WWE’s biggest event, from how the storylines were developed to how the host city was selected, from the logistics and planning behind hosting over 70,000 members of the WWE Universe to the rivalries and matches playing out inside the ring, in a book that chronicles the events leading up to the “Showcase of the Immortals.”

    This journey includes exclusive interviews with top Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens, The Miz, and “Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, breaking down their year leading up to ’Mania and the highs and lows that go along with being a WWE Superstar — pushing their hardest, all with the same goal in mind… to main event WrestleMania.


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  • Jon Robinson is an award-winning author of seven books, including The Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever, NXT: The Future Is Now, and WWE: The Attitude Era. His work has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, IGN, and Sports Illustrated. He still takes pride in beating The Rock in Madden and giving the real Stone Cold a Stunner to take the 1-2-3 in a WWE video game. Jon lives in Millbrae, CA.

  • Published: August 2018

    ISBN: 9781770414501

    Dimensions: 6 x 8.875 in.

    Pages: 328


“Overall the book has insightful interviews by people in front of and behind the screen, with plenty of photographs throughout the book. . . Robinson writes well and engages the reader. . . The interviews are wonderful, and the reader does not have to be a die hard fan to understand the topics, because it is easy to follow the flow of the stories. . . This is worth your time.” — Lance Writes blog

“Author Jon Robinson was chosen to tell the story and he does a terrific job.” —

“Thanks to a full year’s worth of interviews with wrestlers and behind-the-scenes personnel, it’s probably the most honest inside look at the creative process that has ever been approved by WWE.” — Orlando Sentinel Suplex wrestling blog

“Jon Robinson’s newest book, Creating the Mania, has hit bookshelves and delivers an outstanding look at WWE's star-studded event. . . Robinson is an incredibly talented writer. His skill in both reporting and capturing the moment are both on display in his newest book.” —

“For those wanting a glimpse into the creative process in WWE, this 321-page book fits the bill.” — Charleston Post and Courier