In that (updated) assessment posting (02-04-05, #385) Lav-laoqianbei wrote that internal powerwise, ZWJ is in the class of:
Guo Jing, Yang Guo, Zhang Sanfeng, Xiao Feng, Murong Bo, Xiao Yuanshan, Great Wheel Monk Jiumozhi
Well, I believe Wu Ji should be in Xu Zhu's league (neigongwise).
Data from Tian Jian Long Dao (HSDS 1st edition - 112 chapters) around chapters 46-50 (in the 2nd edition probably chapters 16-18 from 40 chapters)
Wu Ji fell from the cliff (tricked by Zhu Cheng Ling) and broke both legs. A week afterwards, while sitting, he helped Zhu-er fight her adversaries, covertly channelling ALL of his 9Yang Zhen Gong through Zhu-er's heels. It was mentioned there that all he had at that time was 20% of 9YangZG (in the 2nd edition this was revised into 30-40%).
Well, a week later, Jing Xu (Mie Jue's head disciple) kicked Wu Ji, but was repelled by Wu Ji's 9YangZG. Mie Jue was impressed and thought something like this: "That bloke's neigong is better than mine, probably only the 100 year old Zhang San Feng also possess such a repelling force."
Well, if this assessment of Mie Jue is correct, and in the course of the book Wu Ji got 100% of 9YangZG, he must have about three times ZSF's neigong (according to Lav's algebra ). That would put him in the league of Xu Zhu, neigongwise.
* Form of 9YangZG:
- Seemingly a kind of potential energy source like a compressed coil spring. If you kick it, it will kick back with enhanced force.
- Helps Wu Ji hear things even in his sleep.
- But 9YZG is NOT automatically set up.
Remember the unprepared/unguarded moment as Wu Ji stared a bit too long at ZZR and Zhu-er gave him a painful slap on the cheek? Seemingly JY wants to say: Even a high neigong couldn't beat jealousy
Duel ZWJ vs YG or GJ or QF:
I believe Wu Ji would win just because YG or GJ or QF CAN'T harm/injure ZWJ (due to his 9YangZG), so the duel would reduce to an 'endurance battle' and the side with the higher neigong would win.
Sorry all YG/GJ/QF fans, but remember the xia conduct to do justice to everybody, even to the 'sissy' Wu Ji