WrestleMania 38 took place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas last year. Over sixty thousand fans attended both nights to see the actions.
A fan who attended night two of WrestleMania 38 filed a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment on January 12th alleging that he lost most of the hearing in his left ear because of a pyrotechnic explosion. The plaintiff’s name Marvin Jackson filed the lawsuit at the District Court of Tarrant County, Texas seeking $1,000,000 for the damages. WWE 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.
PWInsider reported that WWE had filed a motion on February 24th requesting that the matter be moved to arbitration. The company argued fans had to agree to the terms and conditions of the ticket purchase at AT&T Stadium prior to buying tickets online. These terms and conditions include agreeing to arbitration over any legal issue.
On March 17th, Marvin Jackson argued that he received the WrestleMania 38 ticket as a gift from his nephew. The plaintiff claimed he didn’t pay for the ticket and hadn’t physically possessed it. Marvin also stated that the ticket was digitally stored on his nephew’s phone. Therefore, Marvin argued that he never agreed to any terms and conditions related to the tickets.
WWE is asking that the lawsuit be paused and not allowed to continue until the arbitration process has played out. A ruling on the matter hasn’t yet been made.
We will update you when we receive more details. Stay tuned with The Spotlight.