WWE Royal Rumble 2013: Ranking the Best World Title Matches in Rumble History

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WWE Royal Rumble 2013: Ranking the Best World Title Matches in Rumble History
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The Royal Rumble pay-per-view has long been one of the best on the WWE calendar, and that is usually due to the Rumble match itself. Every Royal Rumble has had an undercard, though, and many of those matches have gone unnoticed or been overshadowed over the years.

World titles are almost always defended on the Rumble card as well whether it's in the form of the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, Undisputed Championship or other related titles. Many of the world titles have been used as placeholders to keep the belt on the incumbent champion, but a lot of them have ended up being spectacular bouts in their own right.

There have even been a few occasions where the world-title match has main-evented the pay-per-view rather than the Rumble match. Most fans aren't a big fan of that, but there have definitely been some world-title matches at the Royal Rumble worthy of top billing.

With CM Punk set to defend his WWE Championship against The Rock at the Royal Rumble, another classic title match will soon be added to the already-long list.

Here are the 10 best world-title contests to ever take place at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

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