I've so far only listened to part 1 and it's fantastic. I told Charles this privately, but I might as well say it again, for me, him and Childs is probably my dream pairing to do one of these shows and I'm so happy they managed to get this out. Everything I hoped it would be so far.
That said, obligatory gifs.
Upon hearing the reveals for #61:
And then Charles on Childs's pick:
I'll just remind you that you had Jericho on your list and not that 61 pick!
I also felt that Gordy got a bit of short shrift here. I'm not the biggest Gordy fan so I'm an odd person to defend him, but his output is better than you gave credit for
Vs. Khan in Texas
Vs. Williams in Houston
With Hansen Vs. Funks 83 (5-star in my view)
With Hansen Vs. Tenryu / Kawada 88 (5-star in my view)
The signature AJ stuff for Gordy is tagging with Hansen not Doc. And his Mid-South / Houston stuff definitely adds to his case.