Why do people wrestle in Mud?
These days, people wrestle in mud for one reason and one reason only, FUN!
For most people, wrestling in mud takes the fear of hurting themselves out of the equation, as mud is perceived as a soft substance and therefore the body slams won't hurt as much. People also find that getting down and dirty in mud and being completely covered from head to toe, promotes a sense of just letting go and being as carefree as you want to be in that moment. Let's be honest, mud wrestling isn't something that you tend to do everyday, so when the opportunity arises people tend to embrace this out of the norm, unique experience.
While mud wrestling is now a form of ridiculous fun and entertainment, it is thought to originate from highly competitive ancient forms of wrestling where athletes covered themselves in slippery substances, such as oil, to make it harder for their opponents to grab them. Click here for more information - What is mud wrestling?