Armed with pool-noodle (those long thing bits of foam you get at a swimming pool) the hundreds of Joshes that turned up battled it out until four-year-old Josh Vinson Jr, aka ‘Little Josh’ was declared the winner.
Vinson Jr was awarded a Burger King and an All Elite Wrestling world championship belt and hoisted up in the air like a true champion.
BREAKING: Five-year-old #LittleJosh has won the #JoshFight! https://t.co/VTztUHDMeW
This whole event was the mastermind of 22-year-old University of Arizona student Josh Swain, who when bored during lockdown decided to create a Facebook group for people who shared his first name and essentially challenged them to a ‘fight’.
“We fight, whoever wins gets to keep the name, everyone else has to change their name. You have a year to prepare, good luck,” he wrote in the original group post and the whole thing soon blew up and went viral around the world.
Amongst all this another Josh Swain challenged the first Josh Swain to a game of rock-paper-scissors which the original Josh Swain won. He can now call himself the ‘real Josh Swain.’
Here's the big moment from the Josh Swain battle. The Josh that started it all beats Josh Swain of Omaha for the ri… https://t.co/3ogzSrFsSJ
This wasn’t just for laughs though. The participants reportedly donated between 200 to 300 pounds of food to the Lincoln Food Banks and raised more than $8000 for the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation in Omaha.
No word yet on whether the many who lost will actually be changing their names...