We all know pro wrestling is fake. (If you didn't know that ... our bad?) So instead of trying to be something it's not, Hoodslam at the Oakland Metro Operahouse hosts raucous tournaments that embrace the fakery — and deliver genuine, no-holds-barred fun that is definitely for grown folks only. With wrestlers like Pong, Juiced Lee, El Chupacabra and "Broseph" Joe Brody, a good time is all but guaranteed. Kick off 2017 with Hoodslam's next event on January 6. Tickets are $20, and as with any good show, there's plenty of great merch to take home. If you need a stocking stuffer for a friend with a sense of humor (or your rebellious cousin), you know where to go.


A wrestling match that lets it all hang out.
Drinks are cheap, the crowd is wild and there's nothing else like it.
522 2nd St., Oakland, CA 94607
Next event, Jan. 6, 2017, 8 p.m.
Buy tickets online.