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The man that beat them all, Little Josh receiving his crown

The man that beat them all, Little Josh receiving his crown

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SixToesLeftFoot

I. I don’t know what’s going on here, but dammit, I am elated for the kid none the less.


MasterYehuda816

Just look up the josh fight


aridcloud

I didn't think it would actually take place, sooo glad it turned out that way!


diverareyouok

Same here… I figured one or two people might show up but I had no idea there would be a crowd of hundreds.


Dad_of_the_year

There's not much to do here in Nebraska Apparently they raised $8k for the children's hospital during the event


northernpace

Holy crap, that's frickin' awesome. Edit: somewhere else in the thread says over 50k raised. Wicked!


[deleted]

I guess you could say it's...next fucking level.


FlighingHigh

No, it's Josh. Didn't you see the post?


notetoself066

Today, I'm proud to be a Josh.


Raime_The_Raven_

You're not Josh anymore, remember? This kid took his rightful crown.


CujohFE40536

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]?


ImAddictedToGaming

We need a Battle of the John Smiths, we can finally find out who the real one is


CujohFE40536

Battle of The Johnsons? The Browns? The Kings?


WILDBILL_MASSIVE

From now on sign all of your correspondents with TPFKAJ (the person formerly known as Josh)


LaFear304

Let’s go Josh!


FlighingHigh

This has to be like God tier OP fucking delivers material.


Zyphoonn

I looked up josh battle, apparently that's the name of some australian football dude


UsedToBsmart

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.


SupremePooper

But did he KILL any of 'em? I mean, the lil' dude looks like he's wearing a ballistic vest, after all.


Savvy_Nick

Rumor has it he killed at least 4 other joshes during the melee and several others remain in critical condition


Nondescriptish

I think you're joshing us.


sybersonic

> But did he KILL any of 'em? Sir, those records are sealed. Please leave the lobby.


Arctiquaza

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


IdoNOThateNEVER

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/002/079/562/eeb.jpg


IdoNOThateNEVER

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzxcAuOVgAMUQ9n?format=jpg&name=large ... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzwyjPLXoAAOqwF?format=jpg&name=4096x4096


SixToesLeftFoot

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. [https://journalstar.com/news/local/watch-now-hundreds-show-up-for-josh-fight-in-northwest-lincoln/article\_b52b52c6-9b9f-59f6-bec7-c5897570b597.html](https://journalstar.com/news/local/watch-now-hundreds-show-up-for-josh-fight-in-northwest-lincoln/article_b52b52c6-9b9f-59f6-bec7-c5897570b597.html) 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. [https://i.imgur.com/WYou4Ps.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/WYou4Ps.jpg)


ApartPersonality1520

Paywall!!!!!!????


SpongeJake

Nope. Look carefully - there's an option to skip the survey.


ApartPersonality1520

Patience? Never!!!


SixToesLeftFoot

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.


wtfbro_

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.


Manofarron

I'm just getting a 404 error as well as a region lock error


CedarWolf

Try /r/JoshSwainBattle.


KeepMyEmployerAway

This kid's name isn't even Josh Swain


Goldenwolf12

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


AnonymousSmartie

> Only two of them came and josh swain won very informative!


Sufficient-Delay9211

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....


Goldenwolf12

Glad I could help ;p


AnarcoCapitalista-Br

I think the one who created the chat won


LeonDeSchal

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.


hereforbanos

Baptized in blood, he's seen so much at such a young age. War is cruel...


Amathyst7564

War. War never changes.


AfiqMustafayev

Dude i watched ,they was joshing around


Khyta

Go here r/joshswainbattle


HewchyAV

The kid won the josh fight, and was declared king of all joshes, and every other josh present had to change their name


lewis755jay

The internet usually sucks but this restores faith in humanity


CommentorOfPosts

https://www.klkntv.com/viral-event-josh-fight-chooses-lincoln-as-its-battleground/?back=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fclient%3Dsafari%26as_qdr%3Dall%26as_occt%3Dany%26safe%3Dactive%26as_q%3DWho+won+the+Josh+fight%26channel%3Daplab%26source%3Da-app1%26hl%3Den


UsernameCheckOuts

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.


Manofarron

This event has restored my faith in Humanity


nikola_144

Also take note that a lot of money was raised for charity, a children’s hospital I believe


Manofarron

Yea, it was something like 56,000 dollars were raised to the childrens hospital. That's nice


Srade2412

Holy shit that much just over a small joke made a year ago.


kaprixiouz

Damn that's what all the josh memes are about?! I couldn't figure it out. The little man is now an internet legend!


Srade2412

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.


kaprixiouz

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!)


Srade2412

Always happy to help.


IdoNOThateNEVER

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/002/079/562/eeb.jpg


Specific-Car924

I just found this out! Ive only been following by memes here and there but this is so wholesome!


cohengabrieln

If Little Josh hadn't won, I'm sure he still would've made a good contribution to a children's hospital.


4toTwenty

AYOOO


super_green_monkey

Absolutely!! Thoroughly enjoyed following all the lead up to this, and it was totally worth it


Spuriousantics

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.


novacrazy

Restored my faith in Josh.


ThunderdopePhil

Just came to comment this. It's truly amazing see people with such fair play!


Surrounded-by_Idiots

It’s all funny until he grows up and decides to assert his birth right as the one true Josh.


Mazzaroppi

Not a birth right He earned it in battle!


Zer0daveexpl0it

One Josh to rule them all!!


ButtonholePhotophile

There can be only one.


ZacHefner

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?


Cyancat123

Yeah, Josh Swain (the same swain that started the group chat) asked spectators to bring cash to pay the legal fees for the losers.


XHF2

> love that everyone decided that Little Josh should win decided? No, this kid went for the win.


aridcloud

Yeah, that's soooo heartwarming


Ted-xy

That’s his tinder bio sorted for life.


nikola_144

”I won the great Josh war of 2021” *drowns in pussy*


epikslayerofdemons

He shall asphyxiate from female lust


Prophet2Nations

I like this better


dicknipples

“I am Josh” should suffice, no?


Zukuto

i am THE Josh. Tywin lannister: it checks out.


Greenthund3r

He should add this to his resume


Manofarron

Yes, definitely , no job would turn him down after this


bFreakie

Especially if his bosses name is Josh


ChubbyGhost3

The Josh fight was to see who the One True Josh is. Little Josh is now the only Josh


CujohFE40536

“I used to be a Josh, you know.”


The_RockObama

"I'm *your* boss now 'Josh'."


zzzzebras

WAS Josh.


Barnziebus

Sir it says hear you’re name is Josh... are you ‘the’ josh?


Greyzer

No need for a last name on that.


YourMomThinksImFunny

Lmao. "Lift him up!" *Hundreds of people* "YAAAAAAAAAA"


smarshall561

He can't see any of it and I'm dying


boverly721

He couldn't see a damn thing lmao he seemed so confused


Met76

"Lil Josh how do you feel!?" Not like a Ryan would right now


DaleDimmaDone

The tame “can I lift him up?” transition to the battle cry was hilarious


YourMomThinksImFunny

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.


Sjansen2001

Hundreds of Josh*


EasyWhiteChocolate1

Hundreds of Jeesh*


Jasper455

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.


Manofarron

Ima name My next DnD character after this. Human rogue.


TurnPunchKick

Halfling Barbarian


koandgo

Path of Berserker?


[deleted]

[удалено]


KennyMoose32

True medieval mindset lol


DarkExtremis

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.


Manofarron

Yea I know right, its everything you could have asked for and more.


De_Rabbid

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.


Androthi_II

Well, one involved pool noodles and the other involved M27 IAR.


danisindeedfat

Nebraska people are fun.


GrizzlyMagnum91

All hail. The one true Josh


JesusSavesForHalf

As was foretold. The One True Josh has been anointed. King of the Josh. First of His Name. Long may Anointed Josh reign.


SuperSpacePancake

Wholesome as fuck


stamminator

COVID agrees


sozerotrozero

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 ?


dr3amrunner

With vaccines rolling out free like everywhere and numbers going both up and the other down nobody really cares


K32-08

cant take away human nature forever


spambot47892

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.


wh1t3crayon

Woah I actually had no idea there’s a pandemic going on. Tell me, is it global too?


marsandlui

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.


Gumorak

I live in a tourist town in US and nobody takes it serious here. They even lifted our mask mandate last week.


cheech-wizard

We live in wonderful/strange times.


Bald-Bull509

This is the true power of social media.


stef4797

Social media can be a good thing!


mdd1986

I wish I kept my last wholesome award for this.... rest well little josh, you've earned it!!!


awake-but-dreamin

For a second I thought you meant he died


McNasty9er

So cute how he continues to wear the crown even though it’s over his face! Lol


OGSquidFucker

It’s a necklace lol


xThe_Human_Fishx

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


awkard_ftm98

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)


CedarWolf

> major happy core memory I love how that's a thing nowadays.


awkard_ftm98

I haven't even seen inside out fully through tbh lol. But I remember that being a part of it


shrimpmonkey

Just make sure you have tissue nearby. You know, for some onion cutting scenes...


Specialist-Arm8987

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.


TheGespy

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.


xThe_Human_Fishx

and being vaccinated doesn't provide 100% protection with things like this


FallenFlames

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.


wigsternm

Also kids can’t receive the vaccine. So Little Josh there definitely isn’t vaccinated.


wh1t3crayon

Unironically: It has been a year, and clearly nobody cares anymore


joshuamfncraig

Next year I’m fucking goin


Manofarron

But who will be against who next year?


ShaneC15OG

Josh


AtomicKittenz

Heard Josh was expected to be the favorite to win next year


ChubbyGhost3

No way, Josh sucks. I'm totally rooting for Josh, there's no way he'll lose


Iamtheonenamedsean

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


Adorable_Reporter804

What about cians? They gotta represent too right?


--Prismo--

Let’s have all the Kyle’s battle it out so there’s only one left


fineman1097

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.


_seacum_

It’d be like the harry potter meme “How dare you stand where he stood”


Nibuy

So everyone else has to change their name now?


Manofarron

Yep, as per the contract.


IckyGump

Yep they are all now Joshn’t


Manofarron

# Some More Videos; (Most are from a reporter on twitter) [Event starting](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1385985855131619331?s=20) [Spider Josh](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1385994963289354244?s=20) [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) [Utter Mayhem](https://twitter.com/YousefKLKN/status/1386004622595264516?s=20) [Lost Little Josh Video, I promise](https://twitter.com/i/status/1386053515710279681)


brendenderp

They couldn't even get a reporter named josh?? How disrespectful!!


Jason6677

Kids dad's name was Josh too. This whole thing is too perfect.


SueMe-YouWont

“The king of the Josh!” “THE KING OF THE JOSH”


popeshayman

The king of not only Josh, but all of us


FnWaySheGoes89

I wanna know who organized this whole thing


Manofarron

Well Josh of course


FnWaySheGoes89

God fucking dammit take my upvote


Manofarron

_got you there_. Hehehe, thank you very much. Have mine to.


FerMFcillas

Used to be known as Josh


ninjabladeJr

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.


hellofaprocastinator

HE'S THE CHOSEN ONE


[deleted]

Covid-19 goes brrrrr, like common every Covid restriction rule was broken simultaneously here. Downvote if you want but that's the truth


Frisky_Picker

QUEIT DOWN!!!!


Even-Kale616

Lol came looking for this comment! Didn't hear the kid only because of pop pop Joe behind him yelling quiet down 🤣


thingsihaveseen

Pop pop Josh, probably.


Comprehensive_Tie538

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


mike_hawk54

Oh no.. not the burger king crown...


NotThatNerdyLoner

I wonder how he feels about black joshes......


G_Kells

Why the fuck are we praising this while we’re in the middle of a pandemic........


Destiny_player6

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.


G_Kells

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.


Destiny_player6

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.


Philliam88

This is sweet, and wholesome, and a super spreader event.


Paradox31426

King of the Josh’s


IAmTheGlazed

Oh my god, they gave him a little AEW Championship!


JathanTaylor

Little Josh is All Elite!


AnAverageStrange

Y’all really haven’t seen the true power of the Burger King crown...


Manofarron

Remembers airplane man, **sweats uncontrollably**


Briznar

A great king he will become


kkultyer

Pure joy for baby Josh.


EmpoweRED21

Josh Peck watching this crying knowing he’s been dethroned


Dandune12

He’s gotta be careful with the Burger King crown


Jiggy__J

AND he’s got the AEW belt! What a little champ


Gazzaggerty

Imagine travelling hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles to fight all the joshes and this little 5 Yr old cunt takes the Crown, /s


giorno___giovana

Truly magnificent the skill of a child is


BigInTheGame85

A legend was born this day


Musicmanstan93

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!


ShadowSaynt

Now.....For that Battle Of Marc! With a C


OG-OOPS

*Cark


SnarkoCockedYourWife

Let's just hope he won't get on the plane...


alexandria252

My wife: “Oh wow. So all those other people are named Josh too?” Me: “Not anymore!”


dulderdash

I hope he doesn't decide to travel via airplane 😳😳😳


Jon-Joestar

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


moeron9

I heard josh is only his middle name


daschundtof

King Josh the First


JorahsSwingingMickey

I hope Cody & TK send him a real belt.


troflan

The other kid giving him the crown is adorable.


tuskernini

they love him, but they don't fix-his-crown-to-fit-his-head love him


fyrefreezer01

They say his pool noodle used to be blue before the josh battle.


kArEn_KiLlEr

The burger King crown reminds me of something else