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.

Lent

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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Wrestling Playlists

There’s a website I love and write for called Free Pro Wrestling whose goal it is to compile as many officially posted wrestling matches as they can on YouTube for fans to enjoy and promotions to promote. I recently decided I wanted to do a similar thing, gathering all the matches I could find for specific wrestlers, promotions, and themes, and plugging them chronologically into categorized playlists.

Now that I have my own wrestling review site, why not share these playlists with the world? Here’s what I have so far:

AWA (A couple official AWA compilation tapes posted to WWE’s channel.)

Everybody Loves Tomoaki Honma! (Or so I hear.)

Free & Legal: Best of the Super Juniors/ Super J Cup (New Japan’s two big junior tournaments. Unfortunately, I think some of the finals are omitted, but I got everything I could find on the New Japan channel.)

Free & Legal: Candice LeRae (Only women’s matches. Sorry if you like intergender stuff, but I don’t.)

Free & Legal: Chikara (Hat tip to The Chikara Special. This is all the Chikara matches as well as all the matches with Chikara stars in other promotions that I could find. A very big playlist.)

Free & Legal: Eddie Guerrero (Includes WWE, WCW, ECW, and indies.)

Free & Legal: Jushin Thunder Liger (My favorite Japanese wrestler ever.)

Free & Legal: Karl Anderson (I liked him best with Giant Bernard.)

Free & Legal: La Sombra (Mostly New Japan stuff; one CMLL match.)

Free & Legal: Luchadores in Japan (Besides La Sombra. There’s Ultimo Guerrero, Mistico, Mascara Dorada, etc.)

Free & Legal: Michael Elgin (More than ROH stuff.)

Free & Legal: Prince/Fergal Devitt (A lot of his career is covered.)

Free & Legal: Ricochet/Prince Puma (Split between the two gimmicks. Also, Helios.)

Free & Legal: Ring of Honor (Second biggest playlist. Also probably the hardest to compile as far as putting everything in order.)

Free & Legal: Ring of Honor TV (Just full TV episodes that ROH posted.)

Free & Legal: Roderick Strong (Best wrestler in the world?)

Free & Legal: Silver Ant (Masked) (Only Silver Ant/Green Ant matches where he’s wearing his mask.)

Free & Legal: Silver Ant (Unmasked) (All Silver Ant/Green Ant matches, including ones where he wrestles without his mask under a different name. If you don’t want to know his secret identity, don’t watch this one!)

Free & Legal: The Young Bucks (Best tag team in the world?)

Free & Legal: Zack Sabre Jr. (Maybe my favorite British wrestler.)

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Why?! Why Another Wrestling Match Blog? O_o

I find that I enjoy wrestling matches more when I watch them so that I can write about them. That’s what this blog is for. My first goal: to review all of the matches on RudoReels’ YouTube channel. After that…the world!

You can read some of my better reviews at http://freewrestling.wordpress.com. Search for “Reed Benson.” You can also read me write about wrestling in the form of letters at http://wrestlingbytheletter.tumblr.com.

This site is named after Dave Prazak’s favorite line while he was commentating for IWA Mid-South. Those were the good ol’ days.

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