->''"I mean look at this, it's just two women fighting each other, covered in mud... [[DistractedByTheSexy heaving their large breasted bodies onto each other, touching one another, rolling around]]..."''
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/2533-mortal-kombat-annihilation starting to like this trope.]]

There's something appealing about the idea of [[GirlOnGirlIsHot two sexy women]] ([[GuyOnGuyIsHot or two sexy guys]]) fighting, which leads to the popularity of the {{Catfight}} and other related tropes. This trope takes that UpToEleven by having the combatants [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin grappling in mud]]. Despite its name, it doesn't have to be just mud; it can also be jello, pudding, or some other [[FreudWasRight lubri]]---um, substance. The result is intentionally invoked FetishFuel, unambiguous [[PanderingToTheBase pandering]], and....and...[[DistractedByTheSexy sorry, what were we talking about, again?]]

Can result in PassThePopcorn.

Subtrope of FanserviceFauxFight.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' - Occurs between Kosame and Kirie.
* ''QueensBlade'' - Leina participates in several of these (but with oil instead of mud) to raise money for her travels.

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* Incredible as it may seem for the G-rated comic, a 1970s ''[[ArchieComics Archie]]'' story had Betty suffer amnesia and end up being exploited as a sideshow mud wrestler.
* Mentioned, but not played straight, in the ''MonicasGang'' story "Summer Vacation": during a troubled camping trip, Monica gets stuck in the mud, and Marina winds up like this as well while trying to help her. Smudge then comments "Yippee! Girls fighting in the mud!" (ignoring the fact that Monica and Marina aren't even touching to begin with) and gets beaten up by the girls in response.
-->'''Smudge:''' ''[after being beaten up]'' This camping trip is going to be way more fun than I thought!
* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Roger win a quintet of tickets for this just after Peter and Jason discussed using comics as sports escapism.

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[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* Happens twice in ''Naruto Veangance Revelations''. In Chapter 14, Sakura slaps Taliana, then the two fight while rolling around in a "muddy pussy juice pool". In Chapter 32, Sakura delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Taliana in some mud.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Stripes}}''. While in a mud wrestling bar Private Dewey "Ox" Oxburger (John Candy) has a match against two female wrestlers, and ends up with both of their bikini tops.
* ''All the Marbles'' has a mud wrestling scene involving the two female wrestler characters.
* Happens in the 1999 film version of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.
* ''Bubbleboy'' has a handicap match where one of his opponents is former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler.
* ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpHCKg2PTg Mileena vs. Sonya]] (which inspired the page quote).
* There's a highly gratuitous male-on-male one in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', between Thor and a bulky security guard. Complete with slo-mo and floodlights.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Thud]]'', Angua and Sally square up for a fight in a muddy underground tunnel. Sally eventually notes that they could sell tickets.
* Subverted in Creator/JohnVarley's [[Literature/GaeaTrilogy ''Wizard'']], when Robin and Gaby settle a grievance by fighting a naked hand-to-hand duel in a muddy field. The incident is treated seriously, the descriptions focus on their combat tactics rather than Fanservice, and there are no witnesses around to gawk.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "The Leaping of the Shrew," [[SlapSlapKiss an argument]] between Sam and a girl soon degenerates into mud wrestling. Al, watching them, snarks, "You guys should wear bikinis and charge admission."
* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' features variations of this many, many times
* ''Series/FortBoyard'' has one challenge featuring mud wrestling, with the female contestant trying to get past the wrestler to grab a key and exit the room.
** As does its Spanish counterpart ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca'', where a contestant must complete a challenge in the mud while being hindered by a female wrestler.
* ''Series/OldSchool'' features this as one of the fraternity events.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has two examples. In a fantasy sequence, Annie and Britta end up fighting in a pool full of foam while dressed in cheerleader uniforms. In a non-fantasy sequence, Annie and Britta are trying to raise money to help clean up with Gulf Oil Spill and end up getting the contents of a drum of oil dumped on them and then end up fighting. Much to their mutual disgust, [[AllMenArePerverts they raise far more money unintentionally while wrestling than they did while asking people to help the environment.]]
* ''DrakeAndJosh'' has a twist on this in one episode with the two title characters wrestling not in mud but in a pool of chocolate milk.
* There's a male parody in the ''RobinOfSherwood'' episode "Alan a Dale", where Robin and Guy attempt to fight by a river but fall into the mud, and end up thrashing around for several minutes in a futile attempt to land blows on each other.
* Happens in ''RelicHunter''. You can check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymxt4dmARNg here]].
* Another parody in ''The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return''. When a quarrel between the three titular sisters deteriorates into an all-out mudfight, the witness showing up is an elderly lady who positions herself at their front foor and, as Cabe finally comes around the corner of the house, calmly comments, "Can't make out who's winning!" The entire scene was edited out for the reruns.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': while watching ''Film/BoggyCreek2TheLegendContinues'', Tom Servo gets quite excited when the two female cast members get their jeep stuck in the mud, in anticipation of this trope. When they ''do'' fall in the mud and start squabbling, Servo feels ashamed of himself and questions if this is what he really wants.
* In the final episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy gets annoyed over the mutual jealousy of her two vampire ex-boyfriends, and suggests putting them in a room together so they could fight out their frustrations. She then adds with a [[GuyOnGuyIsHot certain amount of relish]], "There could be oil involved..."
* Referenced on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' when Zack witness a {{Catfight}} and wishes they were fighting in pudding.
* When it's Other Realm Election time in ''SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Hilda and Zelda disagree on an issue and end up mud wrestling.
* Referenced in ''SavedByTheBell: The College Years''. Alex and Kelly are having a (staged) fight about Screech...
--> "Ladies, please settle this in a civilised way....mud wrestle for me!"
* Happens in ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'' when Marguerite gets into a CatFight with the mind controlled Veronica and they fall into the only nearby mud pool.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* What most everyone can agree to is that mud matches always suck, some people like Ivory disagree, believing the fans should get about one comedy match a year but does not think they should be taken seriously or be a regular occurrence.
** The original Sheik vs Tiger Jeet Singh, which is incidentally one of the main reason for the negativity surrounding these. These two men were among the hardest of the hardcore wrestlers in history but were completely incapable of putting on a good mud match when they wrestled one in the 1970. Watching them stumble around like crazy and accidentally fall on their asses after attempting haymakers made this one of the worst worked matches of all time.
** The 1986 David Von Erich memorial card featured a mud wrestling match between Missy Hyatt and Sunshine.
** Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler had a gravy bowl match on Raw to celebrate Thanksgiving. They managed to have a spot (Trish being thrown in from the stage) and it quickly ended with a submission hold.
** To Stacy celebrate Christmas Torrie and Stacy had an Eggnog match on Smackdown. There was a lot of slipping and sliding but attempts to do many wrestling moves anyway.
** Miss Hancock (Stacy again) had a mud match prior to those with Major Gunns in WCW and she seemed to have suffered some kind of injury from it. Not enough bad enough obviously to refuse more matches of the type.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''RumbleRoses'' has mud wrestling matches. Hardly surprising; it could have been called ''{{Fanservice}} Fighter''.
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' gets a lucky draw to wrestle a woman this way in ''Leisure Suit Larry 5''.
* In ''{{Spellcasting 301}}'', you have to help a girl win one of these as step one of a plan to win a wet t-shirt contest.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' has Ethan fighting the AuthorAvatar, and Robin pushes them into a tub of pudding.
* ''SkinHorse'': Tip and Konstantin mud-wrestling is eagerly observed by the female staff of Annex One, including lesbian Gerda and nonhumans Gavotte and Sweetheart.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The contest to choose WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick came down to three finalists, so the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic declared they would settle it by mud wrestling. All three women flatly refused, so he just chose Lindsay Ellis and the other two anyway. Then asked them if they'd do the mud wrestling anyway. [[spoiler: Nope.]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there's a brief scene where Toph (an Earthbender) and Katara (a Waterbender) have an angry sparring match, with mud as the inevitable result.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Kim and Shego have a fight in a spa that, at one point, has then wrestling in the mud bath.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' once tried to get into a mud wrestling match, after practising between themselves.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Raven and Terra have a fight in a big pool of mud, and despite both having long range telekinetic powers, they do end up grappling hand to hand a couple times.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', there's a scene where Peter visits a megamart and accidentally breaks a big jar of oil on the floor. Two women in AmericanGladiators style outfits wander by for no reason and get into a spontaneous oil wrestling match.

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