WWE is among the groups being sued by the family of a woman who died after taking her songs to 2008’s SummerSlam. The woman, Susan Prim, took her two sons to the show and following the Undertaker/Edge main event, which ended with Taker’s pyro, Prim told her family she was having difficulty breathing and left the area. She collapsed outside after suffering from an asthma attack; her son Brodie said, “She had been down too long without oxygen and she had no brain activity. They had her on life support but they told me she was already gone. The brain damage was so severe that she went from respiratory arrest to cardiac arrest and never came back from it.”
The family filed lawsuits against the Capital Improvement Board, the city of Indianapolis, Pacers Basketball, LLC, Conseco Fieldhouse, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and various other pyrotechnic and entertainment companies for not ensuring that the show was safe. The Indiana Court of Appeals has approved the list of defendants.