Blood Wrestling at the JinxSaturday, November 1 10 p.m., $10
TWO GHOULS ENTER.
One ghoul leaves.
The Jinx’s annual bloodbath is back again, and this time, the ladies of Blood Wrestling are out for revenge!
This year’s roster boasts both old rivals and fresh meat. With a year to train (some girls opt for a coach/manager, often a friend or co-worker, to help them prepare), the ladies have devoted themselves to the art of bringing the pain to the Jinx’s stage.
An honored tradition for the past 10 years, the brawls take place in a kiddie pool filled with gallons of warm, thick, homemade blood, boiled with care by the Jinx staff. The slickness makes it difficult to get a good grip on one’s opponent—front row observers are pretty much guaranteed to look like they walked out of Carrie’s prom by the end of the evening. There are some dismembered body parts floating around in the roily fluid that the girls can use to beat their opponents into submission, but the true secret to victory, former wrestlers reveal, is a complete surrender into those engrained, survivalist instincts.
Though, in the past, the event has primarily been a Vinnie Van Go Go’s versus Mellow Mushroom employee showdown, some of this year’s competitors have moved on to new jobs, but the hatchet ain’t buried. Routh the Ripper has held the winner’s tiara, championship belt, and highly-coveted bragging rights for two years running, but she better have tripled her prep routine for this year—her opponents are out for blood, and it’s going to be a blast to see them tough it out.
Though Connect wishes all the ladies success, we gotta say it would be really entertaining if Saturday comes down to vets Miss Mary Smack Down and Routh fighting head-to-head.
Savannah Sweet Tease girls will keep the crowd entertained while the wrestlers catch their breath. If you missed their newest show, Night of the Terrifying Teases, last week, you clearly made a grave mistake, but not to worry—they’ll be performing select acts from the show on Saturday evening, as well.
This is, unfortunately, the first time in years that beloved psych-rock band GAM is unable to play Halloweekend; however, our hometown-bred, world-touring power trio Black Tusk are a killer replacement.
Hot tattooed chicks wrestling in blood, terrifying and tantalizing Teases, and local boys playing world-class metal? Only in our happily little weirdo town, and only at The Jinx.