Could it Be True? May Date for ANW3

The rumor on the American Ninja Warrior grapevine, to be confirmed or refuted later this week by an actual announcement by G4 on Attack of the Show, is that the date for American Ninja Warrior 3 is MUCH MUCH MUCH sooner than anybody anticipated (and as G4 recently hinted). Apparently the dates are May 14-16 at an undetermined location, probably in the greater LA area, possibly at Venice Beach like last year. The video submission date is also reported to be by April 22nd. That leaves a very tight turnaround for the G4 folk to review submissions, decide who gets invites, contact people, and get paperwork. Not to mention competitors making travel plans. Yikes! I was going to finish up my submission video this week anyway, but it still creates a big specter of urgency.

I’m thinking that the earlier date is to ensure that the finalists from American Ninja Warrior get to go to Japan to compete in Sasuke. Sasuke ratings in Japan are plummeting, and there might not be many competitions left, so I think they want to make certain that the ANW competitors get in for the very next Sasuke instead of the one after that (which might not even happen). This is all conjecture, of course 😉