Quick Update

I’m very busy at work this week, and next week, the wife and I are flying to the U.S. to visit for almost a month. Therefore, keeping up with all the NWL matches can’t be a priority for now. I don’t know how much I’ll watch or write about during this time, but I’m thinking my best course of action will be to watch at my leisure and only review the matches that I actually like or that are easy to write about.

Thus, I hope to watch everything eventually, but I’m not likely to write about every single match, and I probably won’t write much until late August or September.

Keep supporting the NWL KC & STL, or whatever your local indy is.


A Correction

In previous posts, I stated that NWL color commentators Scott Bowden and Christopher Fulton were one in the same person. It has since come to my attention that they are two different people (either that, or one guy has two different voices). I apologize for my false assumption. Please know that I was not trying to deliberately deceive or deride anyone. Thanks.

Big Site Update

Pretty simple stuff, really. I’ve split the site in two. I like to cover wrestling from both my hometown region (Kansas City) and the region where I currently reside (China), but there’s really zero crossover between the two, so it’s been kind of odd to have them mixed up on the same site. Having two blogs will give each the focus they deserve and make the whole thing easier to navigate.

Panda Power-Plex will feature all of my reviews of matches from China and southeast Asia. I’ve already exported all my previous reviews that meet that criteria over there, so if you’re looking for any of those, head that direction. For everything else, stay here.

Panda Power-Plex is named for the animal that is most commonly associated with China as well as one of my favorite tag team moves (performed by Power & Glory in the WWF days).

My Hook the Leg, Man! Tumblr and Twitter accounts will update when I post to either blog, so no need to go looking for a different Panda Power-Plex account there.


If you’ve noticed a lack of activity, it’s because I’m “fasting” from wrestling for the season of Lent. I’ve been spending too much time watching and reading about wrestling lately, so I’m forcing myself to take a break. I’m still allowed to indulge on Sundays, so I may post things from time to time, but only on those days. Hopefully, I’ll be able to create a healthier balance after Easter comes.

Chinese Pro Wrestling (and No More RudoReels)

Well, there goes the series.

RudoReelsDotCom took down all their videos from their YouTube channel. Thus, my RudoReelsDotCom YouTube Series of reviews ends with a whimper.

The good news is that now I can switch over to reviewing things I’ve been hyping myself up for: Selections from Chinese wrestling promotions. Reviews of Chinese Wrestling Entertainment, Middle Kingdom Wrestling, Zero-1 Hong Kong, etc. are coming. Stay tuned.

Here’s a short article on Chinese pro wrestling to get you started: http://middlekingdomwrestling.com/building-pro-wrestling-in-china/

And here’s another on the top wrestler in Mainland China, THE SLAM: http://middlekingdomwrestling.com/meet-the-center-of-chinas-pro-wrestling-scene-the-slam/

Finally, here’s a highlight video of my current favorite Chinese wrestler (out of Hong Kong), Ho Ho Lun, wrestling in ZERO-1 Hong Kong:

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