Xu Xiaodong in the Wulin vortex: Actually I was alive but I just put on a mask

XuXiaodonginthe”Wulin”vortex:ActuallyIwasalivebutIjustputonamask
Hetriedtobecomeatidebyhittingcounterfeitersbutfellintoastateofconfusion.OntheeveningofMay19,XuXiaodong,whowearsaSpartanhelmet,participatedinacommentaryonafightingcompetition.Photography|ChinaNewsWeeklyreporterLiuYuanhangXuXiaodonginthemartialartswhirlpoolaftertheevening,thefightinggamecontinued.Themenwhowerenotfavoredbyeveryonedodgecontinuously,waitingforthemachinetoshoot.Suddenly,theopponentwhoisnearlyonemeternineinheightfelldownandthecontestended.  XuXiaodong,whoparticipatedintheon-sitecommentary,madeanunbelievablelook,andthecrowdonthescenealsocontinuouslymadeamarvel.HeaimedattheSpartan-styleprophelmet,constantlymobilizingtheemotionsoftheaudienceintheliveandlivebroadcastsinthecornersofthegame,andoccasionallycarriedoutself-deprecation.DoyouknowwhoIam?Heincorporatedalittlehelplessnessintothecheerfultone,suggestingthathehadbeenbanned.Infact,Iamstillalive,justputonthemask.  Afterallthegamesended,peopledispersedoneafteranother,andXuXiaodongsatonthesofa,stillbusy.UnliketheimageofthemadmanontheInternet,XuXiaodonginrealityisveryfriendly,sometimesevendeliberatelyhumble,andhangsyouandyouonthephone.Now,hisvoiceisalittletired,andthereisaclearsenseofproportionintheriversandlakes,butoccasionallytherewillstillbeatraceofresentment.Ifthewholethingcanberepeatedagain,Iwilldefinitelynotcursecasuallyasbefore.HetoldChinaNewsWeeklythattherearetoomanyturtles,andatthefirstglanceIjudgedthatIwasnotagoodthing.  OnApril27,avideowithalengthofonly20secondsquicklyswepttheInternet.Inthevideo,TaiChifighterLeiLeiwasquicklyknockeddownbyXuXiaodongandhadalmostnochanceofparry.Themediaquicklydispatchedafterhearingthenews,describingthegameasacontestbetweentraditionalmartialartsandmodernboxing.XuXiaodong,whowasoriginallyjustevidencetofightfraud,evenaimedatmanyfamouspeopleinthefieldoftraditionalmartialarts.Foratime,XuXiaodongwasinthelimelight,andwasconsideredtohaveremovedthemaskoftraditionalmartialarts,buthebecameapublicenemyofmartialarts.  AlthoughXuXiaodonghadforeseenthathewouldbedeeplyhatedbymanypeople,theprogressofthemattersoonexceededhiscontrol.Asifovernight,XuXiaodongdisappearedfromtheInternet.Foralmosttwoweeks,hedidnotacceptanyinterviews.Willturnover,doyoubelieveit?XuXiaodongsatonthesofa,turnedtoayoungmanbesidehim,andaskedinthetoneoftheunderworldbrother,asifhealreadyhadapositiveanswerinhisheart.Howdidthecontestbecomeaprivatefight?  OntheafternoonofMay5,afterattendingashow,XuXiaodongsuddenlyvocalizedonWeibo,claimingtobesurroundedbysevendisciplesofChenXiaowang,theheadofChenStyleTaijiquan,andhascalledthepolice.HisassistantthencontactedthemediaonWeChat,sayingthatatemporarymediabriefingwillbeheldinalegalcompany,whichattractedalmostalllivebroadcastplatformstothescene.Atthebriefing,XuXiaodongwasfullofindignation,andevenchokedup,sayingthathehadawakenedsomepressure,buthewouldstillgoallout.  Justtwodaysago,theChineseWushuAssociationissuedastatementcharacterizingthecontestbetweenXuXiaodongandLeiLeiasacontract,andsaidthatthiskindofprivatefightingviolatedthemoralityandwassuspectedofbreakingthelaw.  Ourproposalislegal,howcanwesayitisacontract?XuXiaodongtoldChinaNewsWeekly.Accordingtohim,thecompetitionwithLeiLeiwasintheYichanWuguanMuseuminSichuan.ThecuratorofthemuseumwasMaYuweiasthereferee.Beforehand,bothpartieshadanexemptionagreement,statingthattheywouldnotbeheldaccountableiftheywereinjured,whichwasalsoconfirmedbyMaYuwei.  However,LeiLei’spictureofcoveringhisheadwithbloodstainsarousedsomepeople’ssympathy,andXuXiaodong’scommentsonTaijiquanmademanyself-proclaimedmartialartsfiguresstandout.Forawhile,YangGuodong,chairmanoftheGuangdongPlumBlossomPileBoxingResearchAssociation,saidShiYanjue,whoclaimedtobethefirstprotectoroftheShaolinTemple,andQinYulong,whoclaimedtobeadiscipleoftheKongtongSchool,andotherswrotetoXuXiaodong.GuoChendong,thefounderoftheseries”GloryoftheWarriors”,saidthathewouldinvest1.2millionyuanspecificallyforthecompetitionbetweenXuXiaodongandthesemasters.Atthattime,XuXiaodongsawhiseffortsfinallybearfruit,andwiththesupportofcapitalandthepublic,hisdreamsformanyyearsfinallybecamepossibleinhisprime.  Subsequently,manypeopleoutsidethecirclehavevoiced.MaYunbelievesthatthisisashowwiththebestinteractionbetweensingingandwatching,andsomepeoplearestillalive,seriously!WangSicongexpressedhissupport,althoughhewassuspectedofhype,butatleasthewasplayingcounterfeit.  OntheInternet,manyvideosoftraditionalmartialartsmastershavebeenre-recognized.TheamazingskillsdisplayedbyYanFangandLeiLeiwerefooledbymanynetizens,andvideossuchasTaiChifootballandTaiChivs.Herculesprovedtobetheneedforprogrameffects.Butatthesametime,somepeoplealsofoundthatXuXiaodong’sresumealsohadsuspectsoffraud.Inthebustlingpublicevents,allkindsofdetailshavebecomethenetizen’stalk.Theupsurgeofcarnivalhascausedeverythingtobedissolvedquickly.  Althoughthechallengersofthesechallengesandthemelon-eatingpeoplearetalkingtothemselves,MoYiyihasalsocriticizedsuchachallenge,XuXiaodongcanstillbefearless.Atthesceneofthemediabriefing,aftermanysetbacks,hefinallydialedGuoChendong’sphone,andconfirmedwiththemediathenewsoftheinvestmenttosupportthecontest.DozensoflivebroadcastplatformstookafancytoXuXiaodong’snetworkeffect,andallexpressedtheirsupport,hopingforexclusivecooperationopportunities.  Atthattime,XuXiaodongstillbelievedthathehadenoughalliesandsupporterstolethisanti-counterfeitingroadcontinue.Hewearsshortsandsandals,keepsinteractingwiththemediaandfans,andsometimessellspuns,andhasanaturalsenseofclosenesstothewebcast.Inthefaceofprovocation,XuXiaodongwillalsotakeadvantageofit,andifnecessary,willputhimselfinthepositionoftheweak.HereferredtothebehaviorofChenXiaowang’sdisciplesasacontainment,andrepeatedlyfoundthattheyoungfemaleassistantwasseverelyfrightened.Thechoiceofthealarmwasalastresort.  Later,hethrewthequestiontothemediaandlivebroadcastplatform,askingfortheiropinionsandattitudes,andaddedtorecordthewholeprocessofthecontainment.Onceitwasbroadcast,itwoulddefinitelybehot.SupportBrotherDong!Someonerespondedloudlyatthescene.So,XuXiaodongturnedonhismobilephoneandshowedthevideo.Allthemediareportersrushedforward,somereportersevenjumpedonthetableandhadadisputewiththeirpeers.Buttheintenseconflictscenesinthevideodidnotappear,whichalsomadesomepeoplefeelalittledisappointed.  Attheendofthebriefing,XuXiaodongsoldanotherpassandwillannouncemoremartialartsinsiderandrecentplansattheglobalpressconferenceonMay7th,invitingvariousmediatoparticipate.Extendedreading:XuXiaodongconfessedtoTaiChithatthefrustrationvideoshouldnotbeaimedatthemartialartscharactertoo.XuXiaodongwasblockedbytheentirenetwork.400,000fansWeiboaccountwasdeleted.ShichahaiSportsSchoolclaimedthatXuXiaodong’sresumewasfakedandonlyattendedtrainingcoursesthatcanbespent.XuXiaodongKOspiketaichithundervideofullversionwatchonlinePrevious12Next