Jello. It’s not just for dessert anymore. Now, you can wrestle in it.
Tomorrow night, Aug. 11, Matt “Slip N Slide” Bamford and Jackie “Wham Bam” Thompson, also known as Mr. and Ms. Capital Pride Leather 2009, will do just that at EFN Lounge. The pair's “Jello Wrestling” monthly event doubles as a fundraiser for the DCFuk!t safer-sex campaign and Brother Help Thyself. The two didn’t compete at last month’s first match because there was just too much pent-up demand from the audience. Who knew so many regular folk wanted to get giggly with the jiggly?
No, they don’t actually use the jello you grew up on – though Bamford will create jello shots, at a dollar a jiggle. “Trust me, regular jello stains. I was once pink for a week,” Bamford says, recalling an earlier encounter with the silly sport. Purchased from JelloWrestling.com, the event’s gelatinous goo is “safe, non-toxic and organic,” Bamford says. In the future they hope to have drag queens competing, but for now the show is only hosted by one, Regina Jozet Adams.
Anyone -- man or woman -- so inclined to compete should bring the right attitude and the right gear. For men, that means a Speedo, or even a leather jock; Women should wear a sports bra to avoid what Bamford describes as “nipple action.” First place earns a 32-ounce bottle of lube from sponsor Gun Oil and a year’s supply of condoms (365, to be exact) from DCFuk!t. Second place earns a $50 gift certificate to the Leather Rack and a DCFUk!t tee. The match doesn’t get going until 10:30 p.m., but the evening goes quickly: Bamford, a former state champion from North Carolina, says wrestling tires most people out faster than they expect.
Registration starts at 9 p.m. Donations of $2 will be collected at the door....