Aug 16, 2014
Pehlwani Wrestling of India
Oil Wrestling in Turkey
Naadam in Mongolia
Sumo in Japan
Lucha Libre in Mexico
And Pehlwani in India.
The object is to pin your opponent to the ground without kicking, hitting, or punching. And to show off your muscles.
It is a spiritual exercise as well as a sport, with the wrestlers dedicating their lives to the buffed god Hanuman. They are expected to follow a strict dietary regiment, and get up at 3:00 am to spend the day training.
There's a lot of internet buzz, commentators screaming that the pehlwani "weren't gay! Absolutely not! Can't two guys strip down to their underwear and grab each other without people thinking they're gay?"
Which, of course, suggests that the sport was intensely homoerotic.
See also: The Top 10 Public Penises of Hinduism; A Bodybuilding Contest in India