Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
I'd honestly put Nowhere to Run quite a bit ahead of Manhattan Mayhem. Both have one match that isn't bad but is nothing special (MM opener :: Jacobs vs. Collyer), but if you compare the similar matches, Nowhere to Run tends to come out on top.
The title match? Aries vs. Danielson > Aries vs. Shelley.
Punk vs. Rave? Cage match > Dog-collar match.
Cabana vs. Nigel? Call it a slight push, but I'd go with Chicago.
The mid-card singles? Lethal vs. Joe > Homicide vs. Doug.
The mid-card tag? Strong/Evans vs. Shelley/Delirious > Jacobs/Whitmer vs. Strong/Evans. BY FAR.
The Gibson matches? Call it a surprising push, although it's between Whitmer and a 2005 Romero, both of which sucked pretty badly.
The MM main event, while a lot of fun, isn't all that great by itself. Then again, we are comparing the shows as a whole, rather than piece by piece. My suggestion: watch them both along with The Final Showdown in between to judge for yourself, it'll be the greatest consecutive 9 hours of indy wrestling you've ever watched.