AniMania III is a co-branded cpv and the third of its chronology. It aired on December 19, 2014 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Goku. Vegeta. Naruto. Gohan. Zuko. Aang. Sasuke. Miroku. Several names among others that shaped an eventful night that is referred to as "Anime's Finest Night".
It was a night that cemented even further that Anime Championship Wrestling is one of, if not THE, premier CAW leagues going today. The night was Animania III that saw shockers, surprises, dream matches, championship matches, and everything in between.
It was the spectacle of anime's finest night as the biggest event in CAW. Rewatch the greatness that was Animania III!
Samus Aran announced that she had signed with ACW Excel as part of the Glamor X Division and during her acception speech, she was attacked by an unknown masked assailant. The assailant was escorted out of the arena via handcuffs by security.
Adam Sessler made a special appearance and made a huge mockery of ACW, its' fans. But the mockery stops when Naruto came out as he and Sessler took verbal shots to each other until Naruto attacked Sessler and layed him out with the Shonen Jump. Adam was escorted out of the arena via a stretcher as Naruto celebrates in the ring. But the celebration ended when Anita Sarkeesian appeared on the entrance stage, taking verbal shots at Naruto. Naruto said he would not come down to beat her up, instead of having another woman that would. At that moment, his wife, Hinata Hyuga, attacked Sarkeesian and made her tap to the Crippler Crossface. Hinata then celebrated with her husband.
Ricardo interviewed Piccolo and Chi Chi.
Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem before the event.
- Ken pinned Davis after a Super Kick.
- Rock Lee pinned Ken after the Rock Solid.
The newly created ACW Glamor X Championship was contested in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match.
- Ino Yamanaka pinned Asuka Kazama after the Natural Order.
- Cammy pinned Reiko Hinomoto by countering her hurricanrana.
- Ino pinned Cammy after the Natural Order to win the ACW Glamor X Championship.
Straw Hat Crew (Monkey D. Luffy & Roronoa Zoro) defeated Anime 4 Kids (Ash Ketchum & Brock) to win their second ACW Impulse Tag Team Championship. Gary Oak tried to help his clients, but got attacked by Usopp. Luffy pinned Ash after the Gum Gum Blast.
Naruto defeated Gohan in a Last Man Standing Match after a Code Breaker from a ladder through a table.
Former baseball great Derek Jeter and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are seen in the crowd.
A promo for Animania IV was shown.
|1D||Dennis defeated Ryoma Echizen||Singles Match||Impulse|
|2D||Link defeated Solid Snake||Singles Match||Excel|
|3D||Earthbound (Ness & Lucas) defeated Kankuro & Choji Akimichi||Tag Team Match||Impulse|
|4D||Kakashi Hatake defeated Momochi Zabuza||Singles Match||Excel|
|5||Dark Magician defeated Ryu, Sagat and Gaara||Impulse Road to Destiny Ladder Match||Impulse|
|6||Eren Yeager defeated Joe Higashi (c)||Singles Match for the ACW Cruiserweight Championship||Impulse|
|7||Team Guy (Rock Lee & Neji Hyuga) defeated Street Fighters (Ken Masters & Dan Hibiki) (c) and Little Fighters (Woody & Davis)||Three-Team Turmoil Match for the ACW Excel Tag Team Championship||Excel|
|8||Ino Yamanaka defeated Reiko Hinomoto, Asuka Kazama and Cammy||Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match for the newly created ACW Glamor X Championship||Excel|
|9||Trunks (c) defeated Broly w/Bulma||Singles Match for the ACW Impulse Championship||Impulse|
|10||Straw Hat Crew (Monkey D. Luffy & Roronoa Zoro) defeated Anime 4 Kids (Ash Ketchum & Brock) (c)||Tag Team Match for the ACW Impulse Tag Team Championship||Impulse|
|11||Sasuke Uchiha (c) defeated Miroku||Singles Match for the ACW Intercontinental Championship||Excel|
|12||Akuma defeated Haru Glory, Kinnikuman and Hiei||Excel Road to Destiny Ladder Match||Excel|
|13||Naruto defeated Gohan||Last Man Standing Match||Impulse|
|14||Edward Elric (c) defeated Mugen||Singles Match for the ACW Television Championship||Impulse|
|15||Aang defeated Zuko (c)||Singles Match for the ACW Excel Championship||Excel|
|16||Goku defeated Vegeta||Loser Leaves ACW Match||Impulse|
|(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match|
D - indicates the match was on ACW Direct