The writers of a popular oral history on MTV are now working on a similar book about WWE, and they’re being given “unprecedented access” to Vince McMahon.
According to a news release, the authors will interview current and former wrestlers, writers, producers, business executives, celebrities, and Vinnie Mac himself to spotlight WWE’s growth from a regional promotion to global sports brand.
“This will be an unapologetic look at the good, the bad and the ugly, and the journey that made WWE into the global phenomenon it is today,” McMahon is quoted as saying in the release.
The book will be written by journalists Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum who wrote “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution,” which was named one of the best books of 2011 and is being developed into a feature film.
“After we finished our MTV book, we spent years looking for a subject with the same ambitious business vision and a larger-than-life cast of characters, and WWE certainly provides that,” Tannenbaum said. “We can’t wait to start exploring the company’s history and personalities.”
The book will be published by Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins Publishers. No release date or timeframe was given.