The venerable and respectable BBC documents wrestlers doing their thing in “40,000 portions of out-of-date gravy” at the Rose ’n’ Bowl pub in Stacksteads, Lancashire. The story dryly notes:

“Joel Hicks, a 30-year-old barrister wrestling under the name of Stone Cold Steve Bisto, won the contest. Local fire crews were called in to hose down the 16 participants after their bouts in the wrestling ring.”

Those with questions about British culinary culture may not have their assumptions challenged by this story.

Here’s some riveting footage:

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