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->''"I mean look at this, it's just two women fighting each other, covered in mud... 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 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. Also tends to overlap with SlapstickKnowsNoGender


[[folder: Advertising ]]
* The notorious (and now banned) "Catfight" commercial for Budweiser ended with the two brawling, lingerie-clad models tumbling into a concrete tube, still fighting.

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* One occurs in ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' between Kosame and Kirie during the "Girls Fight!" tournament. Fukuyama made the semi-final a mud wrestling match, with Kosame and Kirie in g-string bikinis.
* In ''Anime/QueensBlade'', Leina participates in several of these (but with oil instead of mud) to raise money for her travels.

[[folder: Comics ]]
* Incredible as it may seem for the G-rated comic, a 1970s ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]'' story had Betty suffer amnesia and end up being exploited as a sideshow mud wrestler.
* Mentioned, but not played straight, in the ''ComicBook/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!

[[folder: ComicStrips]]
* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Roger win a quintet of tickets for this just after Peter and Jason discussed using comics as sports escapism.
* FanDisservice example with ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'', who in one strip claimed he and Helga used to do this when they were younger. (TooMuchInformation there, Hagar.)

[[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.

[[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''.
* ''Film/BubbleBoy'' has a handicap match where one of his opponents is former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler.
* ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' has 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.
* Another male/male example with Neo and Smith in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. The mud fighting scenes come near the end of the final battle and includes [[GuyOnGuyIsHot all too briefly]] some muddy grappling and straddling.

[[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.
* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'': Two unbaked, female-sculpted ''golems'' duke it out in a mud pit for the entertainment of a crowd, and wind up reducing one another to inanimate clay. Their managers then shovel the clay back into molds and re-cast spells which grant animation in readiness for the combatants' next performance.

[[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.]]
* [[Series/TheLWord "She went lesbian Turkish oil wrestling?!"]]
* ''Series/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 ''Series/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 ''Series/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..."
** Buffy is complaining about her work at the fast food restaurant Doublemeat Palace.
-->'''Buffy:''' I could wrestle naked in grease for a living and still be cleaner than after a shift at the Doublemeat.
-->'''[[GayBestFriend Willow]]:''' Plus, I'd visit you at work every single day.
** Jenny Calender tells Giles how she went to the Burning Man festival over the summer break which had, among other things, naked mud dances. The StuffyBrit is noticeably distracted by this mental image.
* Referenced on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' when Zack witness a {{Catfight}} and wishes they were fighting in pudding.
* When it's Other Realm Election time in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Hilda and Zelda disagree on an issue and end up mud wrestling.
* Referenced in ''Series/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.
* Lola and Zoey have one in ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''. While wearing low-cut prom dresses.
* This is another of those indignities inflicted on Sergeant Dori Doreau in ''Series/SledgeHammer'', when she has to rescue sledge from a beating from two women putting on a mud-wrestling show in a bar. She sighs, leaps in, and subdues the elusive perp.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* What most everyone can agree to is that mud matches always suck. ''Some'' people do disagree, Wrestling/{{Ivory}} even stating she believes the fans should get about one comedy match a year(in reference to her "Turkey Bowl Match" with Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}), yet even she admitted to being frustrated with all the substance matches happening in the WWF and wasn't to thrilled to see herself booked in one.
** The [[Wrestling/EdFarhat original Sheik]] vs Tiger Jeet Singh is incidentally one of the main reason for the negativity surrounding these. These two men were among the hardest of [[GarbageWrestler the hardcore wrestlers]] in history but were completely incapable of putting on a good mud match when they wrestled one in the 1970s. 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 Wrestling/{{Von Erich| Family}} memorial card featured a mud wrestling match between Missy Hyatt and Sunshine.
** Miss Hancock had a mud match prior to her ''Film/BubbleBoy'' role with Major Gunns in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and she seemed to have suffered some kind of injury from it. Not bad enough to refuse more matches of the type though.
** Wrestling/TrishStratus and Wrestling/StacyKeibler (Miss Hancock again) 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 celebrate Christmas Wrestling/{{Torrie|Wilson}} and Stacy had an Eggnog match on Smackdown. There was a lot of slipping and sliding but attempts to do many wrestling moves anyway.
** Before a comparatively normal match against manager José Chaparro in New Wrestling Stars, the baby {{face}} Wrestling/BlackRose had to first beat [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Sexy Juliette The Huntress]] in a mud pool.
** Wrestling/{{Melina}} lost a "pudding match" to Wrestling/CandiceMichelle at ([[ArtifactTitle the second]]) ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} One Night Stand''. Candice almost made her drown in the stuff.
** Wrestling/KevinNash forced Wrestling/MadisonRayne to referee a mud wrestling match between her [[Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople Beautiful People]] stablemates Lacey Von Erich and Wrestling/VelvetSky while he had control of Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact. Well he tried to but ended up having to pay them.
** Wrestling/SantinoMarella's "pig pin" match with Wrestling/VickieGuerrero, excuse us, [[DisguisedInDrag Santina]]'s match, basically degenerated into this.
** A rare example from an all woman promotion came from LLF in October 2014 when Alicia and Lady Jaguar had an "Oil Fight". Unlike most examples the match was expected to take place in the ring, a kiddy pool near the edge containing the substance, which means it avoided most of the weaknesses associated with substance matches but was nonetheless transparent {{fan service}} {{padding}} in a feud that had previously seen them in a [[ChainedHeat bull terrier match]] and would go on to see them in a coffin match, a casket match, a street fight and culminate in a bloody [[HumiliatingWager mask vs hair match]].

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/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.
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' it's averted in the final fight where they stay clean. Though, it is played straight in the cutscene made from the film ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' example above.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' has Ethan fighting the AuthorAvatar, and Robin pushes them into a tub of pudding.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'': The female staff of Annex One, including lesbian ([[UpToEleven "seven on the Kinsey scale"]]) Gerda and [[UpliftedAnimal sapient canine]] Sweetheart, turn out to watch [[TheCasanova Tip]] and [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Konstantin]] mud wrestle. [[spoiler: The two talk out their differences. The women, cranky at not getting to see any action, accidentally start a mud wrestling session, though when Tip chews them out they join forces to drag him in as well (and then, finally, Konstantin joins the fight). Gavotte, office supervisor and [[HiveMind literal swarm of bees]] shows up, chases them all back to work, and then laments the fact that she wasn't invited.]]

[[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.]]

[[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' once tried to get into a mud wrestling match, after practising between themselves.
* The first "Fandemonium" episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' had this between Carmen Elektra and Jenny [=McCarthy=], with Creator/HowardStern as a guest referee. (And it was actually ''tame'' compared to ''other'' matches that were able to combine {{Fanservice}} ''and'' FanDisservice in one.)
* 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 ''Series/AmericanGladiators''-style outfits wander by for no reason and get into a spontaneous oil wrestling match.
* 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/TheSimpsons''; Presumably, this is what happens at Mud City, one of many places Homer looks for Princess Kashmir on "Homer's Night Out".
* A non-Fanservice-y version takes place in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Mud Wrestling Smurfs", where the Wartmongers wrestle with each other in a mud-soaked pit, and when the Smurfs are captured investigating where the mud is coming from, one of the Smurfs has to go into the pit to wrestle a Wartmonger.
* 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.