I Saw Live Wrestling in China!

Gao Yuan with the Fighting Spirit Championship

Sorry I haven’t been updating Panda Power-Plex recently. There just haven’t been many new matches to review. I was considering reviewing a bunch of older Singapore Pro Wrestling matches just to keep things moving, but since the National Wrasslin’ League has been producing so much content, I’ve been pretty busy keeping up with it at Hook the Leg, Man! and haven’t had as much time for PP-P.

There have been some significant developments in Chinese wrestling, however, and perhaps the most notable has been the split between the China Wrestling Federation and their champion and co-founder, Gao Yuan. A couple months ago, Gao took his Fighting Spirit Championship belt and left the company, bringing a few other wrestlers with him. He set up shop in Shenyang in northeast China and started a new group called We Love Wrestling (WLW). Luckily for me, Shenyang happens to be my homebase these days, so when I heard the news, I knew I’d get to see some wrestling sooner or later… Continue reading

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