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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.

Sixteen matches took place, with four on ACW Direct. Goku and Vegeta wrestled in a Career Threatening match at the main event.

CardEdit

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!

EventEdit

ACW DirectEdit

This is ACW Direct's debut episode. Captain Falcon and Straight Cougar were color commentators.

Dennis pinned Ryoma Echizen after the Whirlwind Kick.

Donkey Kong, Ban Mido and Ginji Amano played cards.

Link made Solid Snake submit to a sharpshooter.

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.

Earthbound (Ness & Lucas) defeated Kankuro & Choji Akimichi in a tag team match. Ness pinned Choji after the Mother Earthbound.

Kakashi Hatake pinned Momochi Zabuza after the Sharingan Bomb.

Preliminary matchesEdit

Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem before the event.

Dark Magician defeated Ryu, Sagat and Gaara in the Impulse Road to Destiny Ladder Match. Kankuro GORED Gaara and dragged him to the back.

Eren Yeager made Joe Higashi submit to the Walls of Maria to win the ACW Cruiserweight Championship in his debut. Eren celebrated with Ryoma Echizen, Ness, Dennis and Kai Hiwatari.

Team Guy (Rock Lee & Neji Hyuga) defeated Street Fighters (Ken Masters & Dan Hibiki) and Little Fighters (Woody & Davis) in a Three-Team Turmoil Match to win the ACW Excel Tag Team Championship.

  • 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.

Trunks pinned Broly (with Bulma) after the T-Driver to retain the ACW Impulse 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.

Sasuke Uchiha pinned Miroku after the CKO to retain the ACW Intercontinental Championship. Little Fighters tried to interfere.

Akuma defeated Haru Glory, Kinnikuman and Hiei in the Excel Road to Destiny Ladder Match.

Naruto defeated Gohan in a Last Man Standing Match after a Code Breaker from a ladder through a table.

The ACW Hall of Famers (Sailor Moon, Piccolo, Speed Racer and Sonic the Hedgehog) took their bows.

Edward Elric pinned Mugen after a Spear to retain the ACW Television Championship.

Former baseball great Derek Jeter and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are seen in the crowd.

Aang made Zuko submit to a copycat Vice of Fire to win the ACW Excel Championship.

A promo for Animania IV was shown.

Main eventEdit

Goku pinned Vegeta after the Kameha Meha Driver. Vegeta is fired from ACW.

ResultsEdit

# Result Stipulation Brand
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