Family Blames WWE’s Pyrotechnics for Mother’s Fatal Asthma Attack

Nick Paglino

According to, WWE pyrotechnics were blamed for the asthma attack which killed an Indianapolis mother back in 2008. The following is an article excerpt:

Susan Prim treated her sons Brodie and Tyler Prim to a World Wrestling Entertainment match, but toward the end of the action, Brodie Prim said his excitement turned to fear.

“She was telling us she was having trouble breathing, she wasn’t feeling too well and so we walked out. She collapsed, she was passed out,” Prim said.

The Prims were at what was then Conseco Fieldhouse for the nationally televised WWE Summer Slam on Aug. 17, 2008.

The Prims said smoke from the fireworks show in the final act caused the 36-year-old nurse to have a fatal asthma attack.

Earlier in the week, the Indiana Court of Appeals sided with the Prims and decided the list of defendants [which includes WWE] stands.

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