Gainesville, FL asked in Entertainment / Sports, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: I am preparing to propose an idea to my housing community for a private backyard wrestling "promotion" with amateurs.

I just want to be sure about this idea before I propose it. It would be informal and the people who would be involved have to sign a waiver and follow a carefully selected moveset to minimize liability or potential injury, but I am still unsure about the legality of hosting a backyard wrestling promotion at a residential space for just the residents there. I have advice from an actual booker and wrestler, but is that enough? If I host the event, could I get arrested for holding the "event" with amateurs with basic training? I need to get it past the residence's board members first, but I want to be ABSOLUTELY sure before I plan anything further. Again, this is pro wrestling, not combat or MMA fighting.

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Jonathan Blecher
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A: I doubt the Association bylaws sanction promotional events within the confines of the Association grounds. Liability waivers aside, if someone gets injured, or a fight among non-particpants breaks out, or someone flashes a guns, you're homeowner's insurance may not cover you. Contact an attorney who practices in Association Law and Personal Injury.

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