After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Cosplay Wrestling Federation was at FanimeCon 2022 with Fanimania VII. 8Bit/Digi

Immediately after a two-12 months hiatus owing to the pandemic, a extensive-time staple of the Bay Region anime convention scene was back again. The Cosplay Wrestling Federation was at FanimeCon 2022 with their presentation of Fanimania VII. This has been one of the most well-known situations in the course of the FanimeCon weekend and 2022 was no exception.

This yr Skeletor’s title was on the line as he goes up against a roster of both equally new and classical challengers. Mr. Harmful was this years host though although CWF Founder Lashayda DuCree together with everyone’s favorite punching bag, Hiki. As with other key reveals and situations through that weekend, it was an emotionally robust a single due to the lengthy absence introduced on by the pandemic.

The Prep Do the job

Preceding Fanimania’s ended up hosted in the ballrooms of the Signia by Hilton (formally identified as the Fairmount Hotel). This year, the function was hosted at the San Jose Conference Middle. This introduced a series of new difficulties for the CWF team because of to the distinctive structure of the place. Therefore, more time experienced to be set into options every thing. This includes arranging wherever the stars would enter or exit the stage and where the cameras will be positioned.

When every thing was thoroughly set up, the viewers was permitted to be seated. As with preceding exhibits, it was a packed room and there ended up no empty seats out there.

The Challengers

A great number of characters took the stage to current their scenario. From new figures to typical types, they all had the intention of usurping Skeletor. With so numerous competing for the championship, below are some of the most notable times from Fanimania VII:

The 1st to take the stage was Health care provider Doom (accompanied by Loki). His case was more about how Doctor Doom gets what he wishes no subject what and how every person in the viewers is now a issue of Latveria. To no surprise, he was booed off the phase by the audience. 

Following to just take the stage was Mumin Rider, returning as soon as again to acquire the championship. Hailed by the audience as “The Peoples Champion”, he once again pledged to do the job tricky to declare the championship not for himself but for all people who has tried using to acquire a stance for justice. 

Everyone’s preferred otaku, Travis Landing took to the stage to make his situation and to make a number of jabs at Skelator (referring to him as “Boner”). He reminded absolutely everyone he is an otaku and inspired every person to wip out and cost their Wii remote controls. The audience had to be reminded that this is a +16 party and to truly not wip out their “Wii remote”. 

Accompanied with Lucifer by his aspect and with a plate of pancakes, it was The Helltaker transform on stage. Greeted with a chant of “Hell Yeah”. His circumstance was extra about how magnificent he is and how he will host the most important occasion possible if he wins. 

Greeted by a chant of “step on me”, Bayonetta took to the stage. Apologizing for staying late, she promised to give the audience a superior time. Regardless of the audience’s desire, requests to be stepped on are reserved for supporters on OnlyFans. She then preset her circumstance though mocking the endeavours of the other challengers. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Cosplay Wrestling Federation was at FanimeCon 2022 with Fanimania VII. 8Bit/Digi

Tommy Wiseau vs. Sailor Moon

Tommy Wiseau took to the phase with his championship belt from Blackout: Krackdown. Whilst greeted as a hero by the viewers, every little thing changed the moment he introduced his scenario. As soon as a winner of the people, he has now turn into a heartless villain that appeared down on his enthusiasts. 

Wiseau then proceeded to mock Sailor Moon (who was doing work the gift shop in the again). Following a number of exchanges of text, Sailor Moon took to the stage with a bat and a motivation for both justice or retribution. Just after a number of additional jabs at each other, Sailor Moon conquer the dwelling daylights out of her opponent. Humiliated in front of a massive group, Tommy ran off the phase whilst abandoning his Blackout championship belt.

Skelegod Can take the Stage

No lengthier Skeletor, the winner has reworked into Skelegod after defeating He-Guy. Through this minute, he ripped apart all the other challengers and their attempts to choose the belt. At the exact time, he presented his circumstance for why he ought to keep the championship title. 

The Champion

Each individual challenger introduced a case for why they were being worthy of the championship even though ripping into Skelegod. It was a challenging opposition and lots of good figures were productive in pledging their circumstance but there could only be a single winner. In the finish, it was Bayonetta who walked away with the championship belt. The up coming Cosplay Wrestling Federation clearly show will be at Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Cosplay Wrestling Federation was at FanimeCon 2022 with Fanimania VII. 8Bit/Digi

Hiki’s Welcome Again Speech

Fanimania VII shut with a passionate speech by Hiki who welcomed anyone back following a extensive two several years. The audience is reminded of the battle they all experienced to endure and the troubles they had to overcome for the duration of the pandemic. He thanked everyone for becoming a loyal supporters and accomplishing their element by attending or receiving the word out. Hiki also reminded anyone how considerably this community indicates to the stars and to by no means overlook this second.

Thus bringing an close to Fanimania VII through the Fanimecon 2022 weekend.

Did you get a prospect to test out Fanimania VII or other functions at FanimeCon 2022? If so then share your tale in the comment part underneath.

Disclaimer: FanimeCon supplied me with a go for the weekend.

Stan Rezaee is the founder and Editor of 8Little bit/Digi. He is a journalist and gamer from the Bay Location who has been producing about the medium for about 5 decades.


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