The World Gravy Wrestling Championship is an annual event held in the village of Stacksteads, Lancashire, England. The first championship was held in 2007.
Bouts last two minutes, and participants wrestle in a shallow pool filled with "Lancashire Gravy". The event is a fundraiser for the East Lancashire Hospice, which provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The gravy used in the competition is donated by local businesses.
Competitors must wear fancy dress, and points are awarded for comedy effect, entertainment value, and wrestling ability. The winner of each category is crowned the World Gravy Wrestling Champion.
The World Gravy Wrestling Championship is a popular event, attracting hundreds of spectators each year. It has been featured in national and international media, and has been described as "one of the world's craziest culinary competitions".
The 2023 World Gravy Wrestling Championship was held on August 28th at the Rose 'N' Bowl in Stacksteads, with Ant McGinley AKA the Ginger Ninja, the star of award-nominated comedy podcast, Wrestling with The Champ, as one of the contestants.
Featured in Quote of The Day section on global broadcast television as part of the World Gravy Wrestling coverage
Wach the Ginger Ninja take on Jake "The Snake" Massey in a gravy ring
In a rush? Then best bits and bumps will do.
Ant's alter-ego Nigel Franklin appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive to reveal why anyone would want to take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championship. Warning: Contains dollops of gravy-based puns all the way through.
Video clip of the Ginger Ninja at the World Gravy Wrestling Championship.
Fresh from his gravy wrestling exploits, The Ginger Ninja returns to the Leicester Comedy Festival with a fight-based show unlike any other!
Expect beer, cheer and wrestling gear. Grab a pint, pick a side, and may be the best team win! As seen in Ladbible, Chortle, BBC Radio 5 Live, Daily Mail and Cultaholic.
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Saturday, February 24th @ LCB Depot, 2:50pm (45 mins)
Tickets: Free | Age: 12+