Last year, WrestleMania 38 took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Sixty thousand plus fans attended both nights of the show. Among them, a fan has filed a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment.
PWInsider reported that Marvin Jackson who attended night two of WrestleMania 38 filed a lawsuit against WWE on January 12th in Tarrant County, Texas. Plaintiff alleged that he lost most of the hearing in his left ear because of a pyrotechnic explosion.
“On or about April 3, 2022, Plaintiff attended WrestleMania 38 which was hosted by Defendant and located at AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, Texas 76011.
Plaintiff was an invitee on the premises. Defendant was the occupier of the premises. Plaintiff was seated next to the stage at the venue. When performance began, pyrotechnics went off. The blast from the pyrotechnics was so loud that it caused Plaintiff to lose almost all hearing in his left ear. No facts suggest that anything Plaintiff did or failed to do in any way caused or contributed to the incident or resulting damages. Defendant failed to notify anyone or place any warnings to warn of the existence of the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. As a result of the incident, Plaintiff suffered serious injuries.”
Plaintiff is requested a jury trial and seeking $1,000,000 for the damages. World Wrestling Entertainment filed a request on February 17th to move the case to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. A ruling on the matter hasn’t yet been made.
We will update you when we receive more details. Stay tuned with The Spotlight.