Slip slidin' away...
June 26, 2003 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Ever had the urge to don a pair of tight pants, oil yourself up and grapple another man? Then you should head on over to the Kirkpinar Greased Wrestling Festival in Edirne, held each year at the end of June. But beware; the moves can be highly dirty and involve battering your opponent around the head, pulling their ears and even pushing your hand into your opponents shorts and squeezing their testicles. This sure isn't your father's wrasslin'!
posted by debralee (8 comments total)

 
Now legal in Texas!

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posted by thewittyname at 11:37 AM on June 26, 2003


It's not gay - it's Turkish!
posted by RylandDotNet at 11:48 AM on June 26, 2003


Joey, have you ever been to a Turkish wrestling match?
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:01 PM on June 26, 2003


this is exactly my father's wrestling.
posted by Julnyes at 12:47 PM on June 26, 2003


>Ever had the urge to don a pair of tight pants,
> oil yourself up and grapple another man?

Every night at dinner...

Umm.. no
posted by woil at 3:42 PM on June 26, 2003


I remember reading that the event has become a yearly fixture on the international gay sporting event circuit (presumably a short list), much to the dismay of the festival organizers.
posted by mert at 4:09 PM on June 26, 2003


Yikes, lotsa testosterone going on. Many more pics.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:27 PM on June 26, 2003


Any sport where my testicles may be squeezed is a sport that I'll leave to others, thankyouverymuch.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:34 AM on June 27, 2003


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