All forms of wrestling are martial arts, man. And yes, all forms, including highly ritualised ones*, or visually spectacular ones...Sumo being a prime example!Unless they are doing something like hapkido, Jello Wrestling isn't a real martial art
Sure, some might be done in a more martial spirit, and with more or less dedication and seriousness...but the fact that "Xtreme Martial Arts" exist doesn't make TKD any less of a martial art, IMO. They would just be less useful in a real altercation.
But even then, someone practicing XMA would be in great physical shape, so more dangerous than the average person...as long as he doesn't try to use his "art".
Jello wrestling would be more immediately useful, really. If they were wrestling for real, I mean.
And what I'm proposing is to look at whether jello wrestling could be used as training, and would it offer any benefits.
*Though I'd admit that it took me a long, long time to understand that, and some encounters with wrestlers...which was followed by studying it.
Edited to add: I must also admit that the first two encounters, both of which ended with me getting my ass kicked, weren't enough. The mindwash of considering only Asian martial arts to be any good was as strong as the White Wolf-ish spiels/drivels about "story"!