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Messy Wrestling


1. The Basics
2. Key Information
3. Detailed Information
4. Youtube trailers from past events
5. Gunjee Media Policy
6. Timings (before and after you're open)
7. Space and other requirements
8. Let us help you promote the event!
9. Questions or queries? Contact us!
10. Sample Flyer


Get In Touch
Email our events team
or call Dave on
07876 261247




1. The Basics

Messy Wrestling is a very visual, very fun and very interactive event - in fact it's one of our favourites! A re-enforced inflatable wrestling pool, 240-odd litres of gooey gunge made to look like food, whether it's gunge, jelly, baked beans or whatever! Using gunge is much cheaper than using the real thing, yet it looks (and feels) the same! Also we bring the dunktank to wash off all the competitors!

Why pick us over other operators or doing it yourself?
2. Key Information

3. Detailed Information

As you can imagine messy wrestling works best with student-based fun-loving crowds. It's also best on a stage or raised area, preferably at the focal point of the room. An important thing to consider before we go any further is that it takes quite a lot of space, so have a quick check of your proposed location! We'll need quite a lot of space as you'll probably want to be teaming the wrestling with our Dunk Tank, which sits in a groundhseet approximately 4m x 3m, whilst the Wrestling pool will normally be positioned to one side of this, in an area approximately 3m x 2m. Please don't be put off by these space requirements though, some of our favourite venues are the small ones where we have to squeeze ourselves in! Email us a photo or two and we'll tell you if we think it'll work! All the flooring in and around our area is covered with rubber-matting (as gunge is very slippery on flat surfaces).

After we've carried the tank and the rest of the gear in and set it up, we'll start the dunktank filling. Venues have tried to shower participants off in their VIP rooms at previous events, but the dunktank is quicker, more visual and much more effective! See the DunkTank listing for more details. As it's filling we'll pre-mix our gunge. Although we can provide COSHH data to venues and local authorities, we don't publish the exact recipe as it's top secret - we believe it's the best gunge mix in the world (and have been told that by TV effects people with 10+ years in their business!). Once everything's full and we're ready to go all the hoses disappear and we wait for your venue to fill up! People will normally be quite interested in what it is and what we're doing, and we'll answer questions until there's a bit of a crowd in the venue, liase with the DJ to make a 'show' of the first couple of wrestles, grab our first volunteers and away we go! Depending on your crowd we can play a game or offer a prize (or both) to start the show, but mostly once we've got going people will volunteer themselves for the rest of the night.

Since we light our area to video it, everyone in the venue can clearly see what's going on, and it's great fun to watch! For Health & Safety we will obviously not allow anyone who is drunk or aggressive into our area, and although people often ask if they can strip off completely, we don't allow this as it would generally break the terms of your venue's license. We'll also bring some towels - normally we have enough, sometimes not, but (to be honest) it doesn't seem to bother a lot of dunkees either way! The gunge comes off pretty easily with water and, in general, will not stain anything (clothing, furniture, etc) or anyone...

Finally we get to the end of the night. Using a powerfull submersible pump and large diameter hose we'll drain the dunktank, vacuum up all the gunge and excess water and (on a good night) be out of your venue, leaving it clean and dry, within 60-90 minutes.


4. Youtube trailers from past events




5. Gunjee Media Policy

Please have a read - you can see it by clicking the link below. The fact we video at most of our events has two major benefits to you as a venue/promoter:




6. Timings (before and after you're open)

We normally require around 90 minutes before opening to set-up a the Messy Wrestling and the Dunk Tank, and more if there are steps or the location is a long way from our entrance. Please let us know in advance what time we can get into the venue, what time we need to be set-up by, and whether there are stairs (up or down - this can add considerable time to the set-up!). Most important though is how we can gain access when we get there (doorbells, phone numbers, etc) - we can't begin to count the number of nightclubs we've been stood outside trying to attract the attention of someone inside!

At the end of the night we aim to pack down, clear up and be out of your way as quickly as possible. It will be between 60-90 minutes to drain, remove, clean and vacuum everything...if you want to be out quickly yourselves, why not lend us a couple of staff for 30 minutes?


7. Space and other requirements

Messy Wrestling requires an area approximately 3m x 2m. We will require a 13amp power supply before and after, and to get the best lighting effect we may need it during the event as well. If you're getting the dunktank as well (which we pretty much 100% require for this event), this requires a flat level floor approximately 4m x 3m (see the
DunkTank listing for more details). These two areas need to be next to each other.

To fill the Dunk Tank we'll require one or more water-sources (at least two generally) and we'll bring an array of attachments to suit the connections available in most venues. However we definitely do need water and so you can expect us to rummage around in your bar/wash areas and indeed cupboards and staff-areas to find the most suitable supplies.

We have 5million FULL Public Liabilities Insurance and can provide all our paperwork in advance, including general risk assessments for our equipment, specific risk assessments for our equipment in your venue, COSHH data sheets and disclaimer notices. All our equipment is regularly mantained, including short tests in situ before each event. Our staff are fully trained in all aspects of Health and Safety to make sure us, you and your guests are as safe as possible during installation, during operation and during removal of our equipment. We constantly monitor safety during our events and will not allow anything that could cause accident or injury to our staff, your staff or your guests. Our operators have up to 10 years of experience, with Health and Safety being the most important part of their training. As such we have an impeccable safety record, and we have no hesitation pausing or stopping events if the need arises. For all our interactive events we brief all volunteers in advance on the rules, as well as having trained staff to maintain control at all times.

The one thing we do require is that there is a member of club security staff at (or very near to) our location(s) at all times throughout the night.

We do advise you to floorwalk your venue in advance to identify areas near us that will become slippery when wet and/or gungey - it can splash a few metres away from our area if people get 'over-enthusiastic'. We can provide advice in advance or protection on the night, but it's best if we know beforehand.


8. Let us help you promote the event!

We're not promoters but we are good with video and we have had flyers for our events produced in the past (there's an example flyer for a slightly different event at the bottom of this page). If you'd like to use it, or any media from our site to promote your party, just ask us about licensing our media! But you i) have to ask first and have to ii) agree to the site terms & conditions and the Gunjee Media Policy


9. Questions or queries? Contact us!

Please email
our events team with details of your club (location, size, type of night) and what dates you are looking at and we will provide a quote for your location. We're based near Bristol but cover nearly all of England and Wales! This email can also be used if you have any questions not covered on this listing. Alternatively you can phone: Dave - 07876261247 (after noon please! or text is always welcome...). Also please read our site terms & conditions and our media policy - these two documents form an important part of our booking terms & conditions!


10. Sample Flyer





Get In Touch
Email our events team
or call Dave on
07876 261247






This information last updated on 18/04/2012 at 23:28





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