When you compete in this bastardized permutation of arm wrestling, you’re not just risking life and limb — your integrity, social status, and pride are at risk as well. On one hand, X-ARM was inevitable since we have virtually exhausted all ideas for new sports. On the other hand, what the f*ck? It’s like Over the Top meets a hockey fight meets the knife fight in Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video. I’d love to hear how Greg Jackson would approach this tactical minefield of a sport.
Art Davie proudly proclaims that X-ARM is “a combination of mixed martial arts and mayhem,” an equation which would preferably yield Jason Miller. How can a man involved in masterminding and pioneering the UFC later conceive of extreme arm-wrestling as a feasible combat sport? The only plausible explanation is that somewhere between 1993 and 2008, Davie went back to college and became a massive pothead. Though, even most stoners would realize the morning after the night before that they were clutching at straws with this one.