The internet has helped us experience some of the strangest food phenomena in the world! Creativity knows no bounds and it is clearly demonstrated by the existence of unique culinary ideas. From super realistic cakes to people who achieve the impossible by setting a world record for jam-packed donuts or wraps, we’ve seen it all! Or, at least we think we did! Recently, we discovered a contest so strange that we hesitated even to believe it existed. Ever heard of something called the World Gravy Wrestling Championship? If you’re having a hard time understanding exactly what it is, then watch the video:
Instead of eating gravy, the contestants wrestled in gravy! Yes, you heard it right! This is a wrestling challenge where everyone wrestles in an arena full of gravy. You must be wondering, what exactly is this gravy that everyone is fighting for, let us fill it in for you. Don’t confuse it with masaledar desi gravy, the championship uses the British version of gravy. The gravy is made from braised gravy, sprinkled with flour and seasoned with salt and pepper. It is traditionally served with meatloaf, biscuits (various types of toast), mashed potatoes, etc.
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The World Gravy Wrestling Championship is considered “one of the craziest culinary competitions in the world”. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, this year the Championship has started again. The Championship takes place in Lancashire, UK and it aims to raise funds for local hospices. People come to compete in a two-minute gravy wrestling match. The champion judges each contestant’s performance based on their fancy costumes, comedic prowess and wrestling skills.
The video was shared by @nowthisnews on Instagram and it has had 142k views and 4k likes. Here’s what everyone has to say about this sauce wrestling competition:
“God looked down at us from heaven:” Finally, they found out what the gravy was for! “
“Can you buy leftover gravy- ask a friend”
“Well… At least it’s for charity…”
“Welp, that’s one more thing that I could have gone without knowing that humans do.”
What do you think of this gravy challenge? Let us know in the comments section below!