Jello Wrestling Rules!
How to win Jello Wresting?
How to win at jello wrestling will depend on which game you want to play. Below we run through a few of the most common jello wrestling rules, as well as teaching you some fun and hilarious jello wrestling game variations. Click here if you'd like to know how to set up Jello Wrestling or here to Buy Wrestling Jello with free and fast postage in the USA, Canada & Australia.
Jello Wrestling House Rules
While jello wrestling is a contact sport the main focus should be on slippery, slimy fun. To minimize the risk of injuries we suggest you highlight a few basic ground rules.
- No Kicking, punching, biting, hair pulling, gouging, head butting, choking etc.
- All participants must remain on their knees
- No standing (this prevents injuries from slips and minimizes the impact of the ground when being tackled).
- Nominate a referee who makes sure all competitors follow the rules
- The refs decision is final. They also have the power to eject participants for overly rough play or misconduct (see below for referee shirts).
- No Shoes (shoes can accidentally tear the base of a pool).
- If your opponent yells 'stop', passes out, or is injured in any way, the round ends immediately.
3 Second Pin Rule
The most common jello wrestling game is the 3 second pin. Contestants attempt to pin their opponent flat on the base of the pool. Once a player is pinned on their stomach or back the referee begins a 3 second count. If the player can hold their opponent in that position for the full 3 seconds they win the round and players reset their positions for round two. Games are usually best of 3 or 5 rounds. In tournaments the winner would advance to the next stage.
Steal the Shirt Rule
This is a naughty jello wrestling game that is great for spring break parties, bachelor parties and adult entertainment. The objective of the game is to be the first person to remove their opponents t-shirt and throw it out of the pit. You can use the shirts that the participants are wearing or supply them with shirts especially for the event. A good way to get the crowd cheering is to supply team tshirts. If you are tailgating for example, have team shirts for the two teams playing in the day’s game.
Arm Ties or Sweatbands
The arm ties jello wrestling game is similar to the remove your opponent’s shirt rule above. Before each round participants place an arm tie or sweatband around each of their wrists and ankles (again relevant team colors can be used to generate more crowd support e.g. college colors, sports teams etc). When the referee signals the beginning of the round participants attempt to be the first player to remove all four bands from their opponent.
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This jello wrestling game is a timed battle (usually 1 minute per round). The winner is awarded at the end of a round based on crowd support. The way to win in this version of jello wrestling is not only to show that you are the better wrestler but also a better entertainer. Funny, sexy or ridiculous wrestling techniques may get the crowd on your side. Once the bell sounds to end the round a winner is decided based on who gets the loudest crowd cheers. It is therefore possible to be a less talented wrestler but still win the round by getting the crowd on your side with fun antics. This is a good version to play in pubs and night clubs as it require crowd participation.
Find the Object Jello Wrestling Game
The find the object game starts with competitors standing outside of the jello pool with their backs turned to the pit. The referee hides a small object such as a coin somewhere underneath the jello. On the count of three competitors turn around, race to the jello pit and attempt to become the first person to find the object and exit the pool with the object safely in hand.
The great thing about this game is there is no limit to the number of competitors that can play at one time. You can have multiple competitors trying to find one object, or you can play similar to musical chairs in which there is one less object then there are competitors. At the end of each round the person left without an object is out of the game. One more object gets removed from the pool for the next round and play continues until there is a champion.
Tag Team Jelly Wrestling Rules
The basic tag team match has two teams of two wrestlers facing off against each other. All standard rules for singles wrestling apply to a team match. However, only one wrestler from each team, called the "legal wrestler" is allowed in the jello pit at a time. All other members of the team wait outside the pool in the team's specified corner. Points are scored by pinning an opponent to the ground in the same way as described in the three second pin version of the game (the 3 second rule is usually extended to 5 seconds for tag team matches to give pinned contestants a reasonable amount of time to attempt to tag out).
Once a tag is made, the wrestler tagging out has a grace period (typically five to ten seconds) to leave the jello pool before risking disqualification. Offensive cooperation from a team member is allowed during this time window and two teammates can be in the ring simultaneously with only one member of an opposing team. The tagged out player must leave the pool within the grace period or risks loosing a point for a disqualification/foul.
The following are standard requisites for making a legal tag:
• Both feet of the wrestler on the outside must be flat on the ground.
• The wrestler inside the pool must reach over the side of the pool wall to make a touch. The outside player cannot reach into the pool for the touch. Contact must be made outside the perimeter of the pool.
• Tags are legal as long as the two team members touch.
• The referee has to see and/or hear the contact between the two wrestlers in order for the tag to be legal.
Money Hunt in a Pool of Jello
It is actually a lot harder to find things in a huge pool jello than you may think. For this reason a Jello Money Hunt is a super fun game that can result in a cash prize for the winner. To play, have everyone contribute a predetemined amount to a pot of money. Then have someone not competing simply hide the money underneath the jello. Lots of $1 bills with a few larger bills usually makes for an exciting game. On go, all competitors must run and dive into the jello pool to search for the money. The more you find the more you get to keep.
Mud Wrestling Rules
If Jello is not your thing, then perhaps you'd prefer mud wrestling. All of the games above can also be played in a pool of mud.
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One of the best thing about choosing mud (or slime) to wrestle in instead of Jello is that it is quicker to set up and dispose of. Unlike our Jello Wrestling Mix which takes 3 hours to set, Instant Mud powder will turn to mud as soon as you add the water. After the event, simply add half a bag of pool salt to your mud pool and the mud will break down back into water for easy draining.
Slime Wrestling Rules
Another option to consider is Slime Wrestling. All of the games above can also be played in a pool full of slime!
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