I thought very hard about what I wanted to see with this fight.  While I thought a battle between Wu Shi and our Stranger would be awesome, the symbolism of puppetry that this created was almost too good to pass up.  While raising a more independent Vassel was the Goal of our Jiang Shi, I believe he was hastening the resurrection and using Wu-Shi as a puppet for his own even stronger Kung Fu.  Anyway everyone, thanks for reading!  =)