Moments of dejection, elation and survival were the centerpieces of WWE's best matches in October.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust's journey from the unemployment line to champions dominated the month's greatest hits. Alberto Del Rio appears several times as well, as either a predator or a man toppled by a returning Superstar.
Both Battleground and Hell in a Cell had its disappointing bouts, but these two pay-per-views also gave fans reasons to cheer, to be awed, to be sucked in.
SmackDown, Raw and NXT offered its own memorable clashes. These matches are ranked here based on the entertainment value of the stakes, story and in-ring action. Bonus points are awarded for star power and being on a bigger stage.