Battle on a river bank
Perhaps, one of the most popular forms of female entertaining wrestling is mud wrestling in or wrestling in various liquid and semi-viscous substances, such as water, oil, mud, shaving foam, custard pudding, chocolate sauce, squirty cream, non-dairy creamer, jelly, etc. There is another popular form of wrestling in substances - coleslaw wrestling. Although coleslaw girl wrestlers remind a delicious dish with coleslaw garnish , the competitions are very real.
Battle in natural mud
Battle in a pond
Battle in a pool
Battle on the sand
Wrestling in substances usually involves women who typically wear minimal clothing with the overall intention of presenting a titillating spectacle. Nevertheless, sometimes, wrestling matches in substances (especially, mud wrestling) are quite competitive.
As a matter of fact, wrestling in substances is far from being a modern entertainment. It would be adequate to list just two old traditional wrestling forms: Turkish oil wrestling Yagli Gures and Indian mud wrestling Kusti.
The very first and the most popular form of wrestling in substance is mud wrestling. In fact, this is the Western version of ancient Indian wrestling “Kusti” (for followers of Hinduism and Zoroastrism mud is kind of sacred substance). Mud wrestling first became popular in the United States in the 1980's, and later spread worldwide. The legendary Pro Wrestling promoter Paul Boesch is credited with the invention of mud wrestling being a modification of the ancient sport of kusti. Although originally performed in bars, nightclubs, and strip clubs, mud wrestling is now a mainstream to the point where organizations have staged mud wrestling events everywhere – from parks to stadiums - for fun, competitions and charity.
There is another athletic prototype of this "combative" form - Yagli Gures, the Turkish national sport, commonly known as oil wrestling. In fact, there is usually very liitle athletic and competitive element in female wrestling in substance. However, if it exists (see for example, the videoclip "oil wrestling" below) it pretty resembles the Turkish oil wrestling. The main peculiarity of such a contest is that an opponent slips away, so special wrestling techniques are required.
Most often qualifying competitors have significant physical endowments or sex appeal. Venues for competition are usually social in nature with spectators comprised mostly of inebriated males. However, in many cases, wrestling in substances is a fling and both sides have great fun - participants and spectators.
Wrestling in substance is somehow related to the so-called "wet and messy fetish" (WAM) - a form of sexual fetishism that has a person getting aroused by substances applied on the body. It also could occur when seeing someone else getting wet and/or messy or just wet clothes, or any combination of the above. The fetish inspired the "wet T-shirt contests", a form of beauty contest in which the participating women wear a white or light-colored T-shirt without a bra, while being sprayed with water to make their clothing semi-transparent and slinky.
Some advantages of such styles can be noticed. First, shining wet bodies look even more attractive. Then, lubrication reduces frictions of contestants’ bodies. Besides, the mud wrestling helps to hide nudity a bit.
Mud or oil wrestling matches are often held in restaurants, in clubs or outdoor. A special “ring” is installed which usually constitutes a small pool or a tub where some substance is placed. Another way – to anoint contestants’ bodies with oil before a match. Sometimes even boxing matches take place in substances (like the animation below represents). Whole WEB sites are dedicated to mud / oil wrestling, , for instance "KGB".
One more popular form of wrestling in liquid substances is various contests in water. A lot of forms exist here. For instance, wrestling in sumo-like style on a small raft installed in the middle of a swimming pool where losers fall (sometimes even the both contestants). Another case is a “horse battle” in a reservoir where girls are struggling “horseback” sitting on the shoulders of their partners (of either sex) and trying to take their opponents down into the water. Even underwater wrestling exists (with aqualungs and even without them). Female battle in reservoir is a popular subject in movies. On a DWW festival two girls engaged in impressive wrestling match in a small pond. In our opinion the shot of the match is one of the best among photographs devoted to women and sports.
It’s easy to wrestle being in water, it’s an excellent shock absorber, and it makes wrestling more soft and pleasant. To complete the picture we can also consider wrestling in sand, which is a popular fun; represented in movies as well. Such a wrestling match is described in the story “Bout under the moon” on this site.
Such matches usually go half in jest and they always have some element of confusion, which contributes additional flavor to female wrestling matches.
Mud wrestling for real with a referi. Photo from the site "Moulin Mud"