My main complaint is that part 2 isn't up already. Come on guys! That said, I was impressed that you managed to keep the energy up till the very end. And actually was struck by, lucha stuff aside, how similar Steven's list is in many ways to mine.
It kinda goes without saying that if you haven't seen the Mid-South stuff, that's basically Ted's case and all the other bits of his career are window dressing around it. I honestly can't fathom anyone who has seen that stuff recently ranking AWA Curt (as an example) over him. But it's all cool, the time for all those arguments was months ago, now it's just kinda nice to chill out. I'm hoping that you guys feel the same mixture of relief and easing off of tension that I did after you finish.
To Dylan's point, throughout the project, my proclivity to making selections was towards big matches in big settings. Yeah, I'm a whore for setting, and I personally get caught up in big matches to the point where in the middle, where I was having a tough time figuring out order, I was really just counting great matches in my head to figure it out. I totally understand the point you're making, though, and it was one of the more difficult things I dealt with in the selection process. In the end, for my sanity, I went with with my initial preferences for selection, which I think is reflected in my list (although there will be missteps, and I'm already anticipating a few to begin the next show).
To Parv's point (Ha), I think Ted was a good character in the WWF and he did some good work, but it hasn't stayed with me over time like other guys have. Kerry was a surprise to me when I watched some Texas stuff, and I understand your counterpoint to the post injury point I made. My thought is that before that happened, he had more high end stuff in the time before the injury and more standout stuff, although I know there are plenty of people who prefer Ted's Mid-South stuff. He was also a victim of my race to watch more footage, and Mid-South, as I mentioned, was one of my blind spots, along with some Memphis, some Texas, and World of Sport.
This period where we are going over lists and so on has been by far my favourite period of the whole GWE so far. It almost makes the whole thing worth it. Almost!
The run where you had like two or three guys in a row at the same number was pretty funny and a highlight.
One thing I'm a little interested in is how you both have Ricky Morton seemingly way above Bobby Eaton, one of those things I'd love to hear more on in part 2. I had Eaton like #22 or #23 and may we'll be the high vote on him but Morton wasn't far behind. To me their cases are quite similar but Eaton has better offense, which is the difference maker. I also recently watched his Memphis run and he was basically already great in 82-3 and the team with Koko Ware is one I can't imagine both of you not loving.