What is Mud Wrestling?
Mud wrestling is a form of entertainment where people wrestle each other in a pool or pit of mud. It is generally an activity conducted at social events, such as parties, and is a great source of entertainment for not only the people wrestling, but even more so for the party spectators. The mud makes it hard to get a hold of your opponent and keep you footing, so contestants slip and slide around in the mud wrestling ring trying to get ahold of each other. Mud wrestling has a ridiculous element to it that is bound to get people laughing. Mud wrestling is often used as a fun way to draw crowds to pubs and events. People love to watch and participate in mud wrestling.
In western culture mud wrestling is a popular activity for bachelor parties as there is an erotic element to watching women wrestling in a pool of mud. While this is a common theme it does not have to be the reason for mud wrestling. Mud wrestling is simply a more challenging form of wrestling, made more difficult and entertaining due to the slippery coating of mud. We have witnessed people of all ages and genders wrestling in mud. It is very rare to see any competitor leave the mud pit without a huge mud covered grin on their face, from the hilarious, entertaining, muddy action.
Mud wrestling is not an activity for people who like to keep clean!
Where did mud wrestling originate?
It is hard to know exactly how mud wrestling originated in each country, but it can be found in various forms around the world, dating back centuries.
An article in National Geographic details an ancient from of mud wrestling out of India and Pakistan that dates as far back as 4th century B.C. In Greek and Roman culture much of the wrestling was done with the competitors covering themselves in oil. This was to increase the difficulty and help develop strength and technique. Mud was supposedly used as a substitute when competitors were unable to afford the oil. Oil wrestling also called grease wrestling is the Turkish national sport and large competitions still run to this day. Children are also very fond of playing in mud and perhaps a love of mud wrestling comes from people having mud fights with their friends at a young age.
Is mud wrestling still a thing?
Mud wrestling has always been a more fun and light hearted take on the competitive wrestling sport, and is still considered to be a very entertaining activity, whether you are the participant or spectator. These days mud wrestling is made simple by the use of Instant Mud powder. This is a special product that is designed to make large quantities of fake, clean, mud. This allows people to have mud wrestling events anywhere using an inflatable pool and the mud wrestling powder. You can buy Instant Mud here -