The man that beat them all, Little Josh receiving his crown
By - Manofarron
I. I don’t know what’s going on here, but dammit, I am elated for the kid none the less.
Just look up the josh fight
I didn't think it would actually take place, sooo glad it turned out that way!
Same here… I figured one or two people might show up but I had no idea there would be a crowd of hundreds.
There's not much to do here in Nebraska
Apparently they raised $8k for the children's hospital during the event
Holy crap, that's frickin' awesome.
Edit: somewhere else in the thread says over 50k raised. Wicked!
I guess you could say it's...next fucking level.
No, it's Josh. Didn't you see the post?
Today, I'm proud to be a Josh.
You're not Josh anymore, remember? This kid took his rightful crown.
It’s okay. There’s always next time.
What’s next, the great Chad war? The Second Battle of Josh? The battle of [insert popular last name here]?
We need a Battle of the John Smiths, we can finally find out who the real one is
Battle of The Johnsons? The Browns? The Kings?
From now on sign all of your correspondents with TPFKAJ (the person formerly known as Josh)
Let’s go Josh!
This has to be like God tier OP fucking delivers material.
I looked up josh battle, apparently that's the name of some australian football dude
Try searching Josh Swain Battle. About a year ago Josh Swain saw there were a bunch other people with his name on Facebook, so he picked a random spot and day for them to all fight for the right to be the real Josh Swain. The battle was today in Lincoln NE.
Over the year it morphed into a battle of any Josh. This little dude won the battle.
But did he KILL any of 'em? I mean, the lil' dude looks like he's wearing a ballistic vest, after all.
Rumor has it he killed at least 4 other joshes during the melee and several others remain in critical condition
I think you're joshing us.
> But did he KILL any of 'em?
Sir, those records are sealed. Please leave the lobby.
There were actually three battles, a Rock Paper Scissors battle for Josh Swains, pool noodle fight for Joshes, and another pool noodle fight for everyone
Coolest. Fight. Ever.
And now I’m even happier for him.
EDIT: Found an image. Look at all these people. You must be Joshing me.
EDIT 2: Some people are getting errors for either web protection or other reasons (NOT paywall issues) so here is a direct link to the photo. The gist of the articles is that hundreds of Joshes all met in a field in Lincoln Nebraska, and fought for the right to keep the name Josh.
Nope. Look carefully - there's an option to skip the survey.
I don’t think so. Biggest cheapskate on the planet here, and I refuse for even a second to pay for internet anything. The fact I have to pay my ISP actually gives me a bit of agita, and I used to work for an ISP and I know the reasons.
TL;DR I think everything on the Internet should be free, so if I found it there, I certainly didn’t pay for it.
Too bad we have to pay people to build and operate websites. Maybe they should starve so I can pwn3d noobs and meme l337 lynux bots and shit.
I'm just getting a 404 error as well as a region lock error
This kid's name isn't even Josh Swain
There were two battles a josh Swain battle(which was decided by Rock Paper Scissors. Only two of them came and josh swain won.) and a all out josh battle which little josh won
> Only two of them came and josh swain won
Well Josh Swain didn't turn up, neither did Josh Swain, or a few other Josh swains, And between the 2 Josh Swains that did turn up, Josh Swain won, that's as much info as you need m9....
Glad I could help ;p
I think the one who created the chat won
It was a battle royal of a hundred people and he beat them all with that red thing. The red thing is red because of blood.
Baptized in blood, he's seen so much at such a young age. War is cruel...
War. War never changes.
Dude i watched ,they was joshing around
Go here r/joshswainbattle
The kid won the josh fight, and was declared king of all joshes, and every other josh present had to change their name
The internet usually sucks but this restores faith in humanity
I absolutely love that everyone decided that Little Josh should win the day. That kid will never ever forget this, and he's the only true Josh for the rest of his life.
This event has restored my faith in Humanity
Also take note that a lot of money was raised for charity, a children’s hospital I believe
Yea, it was something like 56,000 dollars were raised to the childrens hospital. That's nice
Holy shit that much just over a small joke made a year ago.
Damn that's what all the josh memes are about?! I couldn't figure it out. The little man is now an internet legend!
Yes a year ago a man named josh swain messaged every josh swain telling them they will fight for the name in a year as a complete joke and wasn't serious then saw all the memes and felt compelled to hold this event.
Oh my goodness hahahahah how haven't I heard about this!!! 😂 Thanks for bringing me up to speed! (and apparently a lot of others judging by the thumbs ups that got!)
Always happy to help.
I just found this out! Ive only been following by memes here and there but this is so wholesome!
If Little Josh hadn't won, I'm sure he still would've made a good contribution to a children's hospital.
Absolutely!! Thoroughly enjoyed following all the lead up to this, and it was totally worth it
It might have restored my faith in humanity had they shown enough concern for their fellow humans to wear masks. It’s such an easy precaution to take that could potentially save someone’s life.
Restored my faith in Josh.
Just came to comment this. It's truly amazing see people with such fair play!
It’s all funny until he grows up and decides to assert his birth right as the one true Josh.
Not a birth right
He earned it in battle!
One Josh to rule them all!!
There can be only one.
If I’m remembering the original challenge, wasn’t only one person allowed to keep the name “Josh”, and that all others had a year to prepare to change their first names?
Yeah, Josh Swain (the same swain that started the group chat) asked spectators to bring cash to pay the legal fees for the losers.
> love that everyone decided that Little Josh should win
decided? No, this kid went for the win.
Yeah, that's soooo heartwarming
That’s his tinder bio sorted for life.
”I won the great Josh war of 2021”
*drowns in pussy*
He shall asphyxiate from female lust
I like this better
“I am Josh” should suffice, no?
i am THE Josh.
Tywin lannister: it checks out.
He should add this to his resume
Yes, definitely , no job would turn him down after this
Especially if his bosses name is Josh
The Josh fight was to see who the One True Josh is. Little Josh is now the only Josh
“I used to be a Josh, you know.”
"I'm *your* boss now 'Josh'."
Sir it says hear you’re name is Josh... are you ‘the’ josh?
No need for a last name on that.
Lmao. "Lift him up!"
*Hundreds of people* "YAAAAAAAAAA"
He can't see any of it and I'm dying
He couldn't see a damn thing lmao he seemed so confused
"Lil Josh how do you feel!?"
Not like a Ryan would right now
The tame “can I lift him up?” transition to the battle cry was hilarious
I know. And as a parent I love how conscious they were of him and boundaries. Really shows how far we've come as a society.
And then the battle cry from everyone.
Hundreds of Josh*
Hundreds of Jeesh*
I feel like, with real swords, Josh would have been horrifying covered in all the blood. He would have ruled the lands with an iron fist, and fathered many children. All hail Josh.
Ima name My next DnD character after this. Human rogue.
Path of Berserker?
True medieval mindset lol
I thought it would end without a result like Area 51 just people meeting having fun, fake fights and then going back home, but this was much much better.
Yea I know right, its everything you could have asked for and more.
I feel like one of the main reason it didnt have as many people compared to the Josh Fight was because it had no specific set time.
Well, one involved pool noodles and the other involved M27 IAR.
Nebraska people are fun.
All hail. The one true Josh
As was foretold. The One True Josh has been anointed. King of the Josh. First of His Name. Long may Anointed Josh reign.
Wholesome as fuck
Yeah I see all these posts of this thing and peeps seem to forget there's a fucking pandemic going on. Is everything stopped in usa ? Are you guys out of community spread and no more CDC guidelines ?
With vaccines rolling out free like everywhere and numbers going both up and the other down nobody really cares
cant take away human nature forever
Event occurred in my city. Vaccinations are now getting administered to anyone either 16 or 18 and older.
Average positive cases has steadily dropped to 8 per day and 3 total deaths in the last 2 weeks.
I think we can afford to risk some physical health for some mental health.
Woah I actually had no idea there’s a pandemic going on. Tell me, is it global too?
I think this is amazing and wholesome as fuck but are the US actually taking covid serious. I'm from Australia and 2 people in Perth got covid this week and they locked down the whole city for 3 days.
I live in a tourist town in US and nobody takes it serious here. They even lifted our mask mandate last week.
We live in wonderful/strange times.
This is the true power of social media.
Social media can be a good thing!
I wish I kept my last wholesome award for this.... rest well little josh, you've earned it!!!
For a second I thought you meant he died
So cute how he continues to wear the crown even though it’s over his face! Lol
It’s a necklace lol
As cool as all this is, covid not a thing there or were they tested before?
I stg if any of you say "its been a year, who cares anymore" imma flip a gasket
As someone who has spent the pandemic taking care of my mom who needs a lung transplant, lost my job because they didn't take covid seriously, lost all my friends because I wasn't able to hang out, and has pretty much nothing going for them anymore because I took this pandemic very seriously, *I feel you and your rage seeing events like this*
But like also, outta all the shitty super spreader kind of events that have happened, id say at least this one seems kinda worth it. They raised like over 50k for charities and this video honestly made me smile despite thinking *"there's too many damn people there, especially without masks"* This is probably gonna be a major happy core memory for that kid for the rest of his life, so despite it being negligent, that's at least kinda cool (plus also the money raised)
> major happy core memory
I love how that's a thing nowadays.
I haven't even seen inside out fully through tbh lol. But I remember that being a part of it
Just make sure you have tissue nearby. You know, for some onion cutting scenes...
I lost my job, friends, and everything I had going for me as well because of how seriously I took covid. However it was worth it. I would rather ruin my single life than have killed even a single person by spreading covid to them.
People seem to think that getting vaccinated means they can't still pose a danger to those who haven't been so lucky to get vaccinated. This whole thing, as fun as it looks, was imo incredibly reckless.
and being vaccinated doesn't provide 100% protection with things like this
soooo what do you want us to do once we’re all vaccinated? i agree that maybe this was a bit reckless, but the whole point of vaccination is so that we can return to things like this safely.
Also kids can’t receive the vaccine. So Little Josh there definitely isn’t vaccinated.
Unironically: It has been a year, and clearly nobody cares anymore
Next year I’m fucking goin
But who will be against who next year?
Heard Josh was expected to be the favorite to win next year
No way, Josh sucks. I'm totally rooting for Josh, there's no way he'll lose
Seans, shauns, shawns.
we settle this once and for all with 3 team CTF, the team who holds all 3 flags at the same time wins, and all other seans/shauns/shawns must correct the spelling according to the winner
edit: all Deshawns, Deseans, Deshauns will be welcome participants
What about cians? They gotta represent too right?
Let’s have all the Kyle’s battle it out so there’s only one left
Even if they have it every year and have a new king Josh, this kid will be the only, true, OG Josh. He will never lose that.
It’d be like the harry potter meme “How dare you stand where he stood”
So everyone else has to change their name now?
Yep, as per the contract.
Yep they are all now Joshn’t
# Some More Videos;
(Most are from a reporter on twitter)
[Rules of the Event](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386001794396995584?s=20)
[Josh's first win](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386003302299705348?s=20)
[Little Josh getting an interview](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386013742194958336?s=20) (same video as the reddit post)
[Josh Swain meeting Josh Swain](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386019803547127809?s=20)
[Another Little josh video](https://twitter.com/i/status/1386032125871333378)
[Little Josh holding his beloved trophy](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386032578000478211?s=20)
[Yet another Little Josh interview](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386033775503712263?s=20)
[Lost Little Josh Video, I promise](https://twitter.com/i/status/1386053515710279681)
They couldn't even get a reporter named josh?? How disrespectful!!
Kids dad's name was Josh too. This whole thing is too perfect.
“The king of the Josh!”
“THE KING OF THE JOSH”
The king of not only Josh, but all of us
I wanna know who organized this whole thing
Well Josh of course
God fucking dammit take my upvote
_got you there_. Hehehe, thank you very much. Have mine to.
Used to be known as Josh
Now see the organizer Josh was smart enough to create a second event for his full name specifically, expecting no other Josh's with his last name to show up unfortunately the coordinancy picked were right next to another Josh with the same last name as him. He actually did end up keeping his name though; he managed to win the rock paper scissors duel.
HE'S THE CHOSEN ONE
Covid-19 goes brrrrr, like common every Covid restriction rule was broken simultaneously here. Downvote if you want but that's the truth
Lol came looking for this comment! Didn't hear the kid only because of pop pop Joe behind him yelling quiet down 🤣
Pop pop Josh, probably.
Yes that pissed me off how the only reason you can’t hear him is because someone is screaming quiet down. Thing is it didn’t even get quiet so he ruined the moment for no reason
Oh no.. not the burger king crown...
I wonder how he feels about black joshes......
Why the fuck are we praising this while we’re in the middle of a pandemic........
Aye, I fucking hate how reddit is all giving upvotes for this. No, this is some bullshit super spreader like the bikers. THERE IS STILL A FUCKING PANDEMIC AND NOT EVERYONE IS VACCINATED!!
Holy shit, and these people are breathing more heavily than the bikers since they are sword fighting.
I’m glad someone understands me and thinks the same way. I’m surprised I haven’t been downvoted to shit, at least there’s a few redditors out there with common sense.
Shit my comments on other subs are downvoted. It is like reddit collectively forgot that not everyone is vaccinated and there is still a virus out there. I don't see anyone with masks on in this event and we don't know if they're vaccinated. They're coming from all corners of the country.
If we shamed the biker event as a super spreader, we should also shame the shit out of this. Just because one was for Trump and this one was for stupid fun, the bottom line is people will die because of it.
This is dangerous and way too fucking soon to have just because "well people need fun for mental health". No, that is an excuse for a bad event that shouldn't be held until at least next year.
This is sweet, and wholesome, and a super spreader event.
King of the Josh’s
Oh my god, they gave him a little AEW Championship!
Little Josh is All Elite!
Y’all really haven’t seen the true power of the Burger King crown...
Remembers airplane man, **sweats uncontrollably**
A great king he will become
Pure joy for baby Josh.
Josh Peck watching this crying knowing he’s been dethroned
He’s gotta be careful with the Burger King crown
AND he’s got the AEW belt! What a little champ
Imagine travelling hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles to fight all the joshes and this little 5 Yr old cunt takes the Crown, /s
Truly magnificent the skill of a child is
A legend was born this day
Those other Joshes are the true MVP’s. This kid boy Josh is gonna remember this for the rest of his life! Good on all of them!
Now.....For that Battle Of Marc! With a C
Let's just hope he won't get on the plane...
My wife: “Oh wow. So all those other people are named Josh too?”
Me: “Not anymore!”
I hope he doesn't decide to travel via airplane 😳😳😳
After studying the fight extensively, I’ve come to the conclusion that Tiny Josh had the advantage, here’re my findings:
1. Tiny Josh had a smaller hitbox and greater speed, this allowed him to strike other Joshes and back up, allowing them to be finished off by another Josh or lose interest in attempting to fight back in favor of attacking another nearby Josh
2. Tiny Josh was using a single noodle instead of 2, this allowed Tiny Josh to swing harder with greater accuracy and to recover faster, giving him a strength and accuracy advantage over many of the other Joshes who opted to use 2 noodles
Conclusion: whoever was in charge of designing and building Tiny Josh was a goddamn strategical mastermind, it’s no wonder why all the other Joshes fell before him, they were of inferior models, and as such were properly disposed of by the newest combat model, I suspect that this model will be copied by others and used in future battles
I heard josh is only his middle name
King Josh the First
I hope Cody & TK send him a real belt.
The other kid giving him the crown is adorable.
they love him, but they don't fix-his-crown-to-fit-his-head love him
They say his pool noodle used to be blue before the josh battle.
The burger King crown reminds me of something else