An army of men named Josh entered the battle to determine the rightful owner of the name.
Reminiscent of scenes from Star Wars,Dozens of Joshes traded lightsabers for pool noodles and “fought to the death” to determine the “one truth”e Josh ‘.
Spidermen, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca appeared to be playing in the mass brawl with Josh, which a five-year-old won despite not even sharing the namesake.
Yousef Nasser was greeted with hundreds of applause by the crowd as he won the siege on a field in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
A man sang “he’s every five” before the boy with a Burger King paper crown and belt was enthroned and lifted into the air by the crowd.
When asked for his thoughts on his big win in a video posted on Twitter, he said, “I fight everyone,” and smiled.
Fans took to Twitter to celebrate Yousef’s coronation, and even Burger King commented on the young warrior’s victory, calling him “a true king”.
One person said, “The people are great. All of these adult adults showed up just to turn around and they noticed there was a kid there, so they decided to give a kid the best day of their little life.”
While another replied, “Oh no, he beat her up.”
The bizarre concept started as a hoax to ease the boredom of the pandemic among people by the name Josh Swain on Facebook.
But the idea soon turned to snowball and turned into a real event with its own website, joshvsjoshvsjosh.com, which counted down the seconds to the start of the fight.
Last year Josh Swain from Arizona set up a Facebook chat and brought as many other Josh Swains together as possible.
He told them: “You are probably wondering why I have all of you here today.
“Exactly on April 24th, 2021, 12:00 noon, we will meet at these coordinates (40.82232286 -96.7982002), against which we are fighting.
“Whoever wins can keep the name, everyone else has to change their name. You have a year to prepare, good luck.”
After setting up the humorous chat, Josh forgot about it until a screenshot of their conversation reappeared on social media.
Realizing that his plan actually needed to be implemented, he changed the coordinates of the event after randomly selecting the original ones to find that it was in the middle of a private farm.
The battle opened to anyone named Josh, not just Josh Swain, and began on April 24th at Air Park Green.
The successful launch is now encouraging others to fight for their own namesake.
A Facebook user named Matthew Fox proposed a “battle of the mats” as early as 2022.
He said, “I was thinking of MATT BATTLE on 6/9/21 (or 6/9/22 because of COVID). Meet with nerf cannons or larping gear at Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon.
“The winner will be crowned Lord of the Matt and take a (trophee) home with them. There seems to be interest, I can actually organize this for any variation of ‘Matt’.”
Taking his newfound viral fame forever, Josh Swain encouraged Josh Fight attendees and attendees to bring food and drink donations for the local food bank.
The promoter also launched a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation, which he ironically described as “helping pay legal fees for Josh Swain to change her name.”