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Homer: So maybe there wasn’t any tape of the 0 show? At least that explains why I never had tape dates down for the 10/02 show. Send me the recap anyway, because it’d be cool to have another take. Speaking of, well, just a second –
– Ultimo Guerrero beat Terrible to retain the CMLL LH Title. Does Magica get the next shot?
– Ultimo Guerrero will take on Shocker on the next LXW show (11/15, tickets $20-$30), in the quarterfinals of their World Title tournament. This amazes me in many ways: After what they drew for the first show, they’re doing another? You have Ultimo and Shocker and it’s a quarterfinal? No other participants have been announced. They do say they’re taping the show and I’d be happy to take a copy off their hands.
Part of the downside to following lucha, as compared to US stuff or even Puroresu, is that there’s a lack of freely accessible history info.  La Arena does a great job of telling who people were, and what they meant over the course of time, but it’s tougher to find articles about the time itself, or what it was like to see it – even for relatively recent stuff. In my continuing attempt to help that problem out , I’ve gone through some of RSPW’s archives on Google and set up an index of old recaps by Pete Stein and Doug Corti (among others), arranged in something coming close chronological order. It’s not really new material, but it’s a way for everyone to get at some good old articles quickly.
Caveats: Not all links are perfectly functioning (there are some holes on archive.org and google), and there’s probably a bunch more to add. My aim is to add in Homer’s recaps from here next, and link to any DVDVR stuff where I can figure out what date the stuff is from. I think La Arena still has a link to CANZ’s recaps that I could get working over archive.org, so maybe them too. I’m sure there a lot more out there; it’s just a matter of finding ’em, and putting them together so they’re easy to get at.
Let me know if you find anything useful. If you are Pete Stein, feel free to click the e-mail link and let me know if you’ve got any issues about how your recaps are being used – I can’t find an e-mail address for you that doesn’t seem 6 or 7 years old.
I’ll catch up with my own recaps – sometime after the World Series? I was hoping for a sweep just so my heart could get a rest.
 – because of tapes from Japan being easier to get? More hyped? Less talent drain? those are my best guesses
 – this is why I was going to do the FAQ…that I never did – er, ignore that