WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view is more famous for the match that offers the victor a title shot, but the event's championship bouts have often been marked with greatness.
When Randy Orton defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the 2014 Royal Rumble, he and his opponent must follow the pay-per-view's long list of thrilling title bouts. Diesel and Bret Hart composed a classic in 1995. John Cena and Umaga did the same a dozen years later.
Which Royal Rumble championship match has been the most enthralling so far?
The event's title matches are ranked here based on the excellence and excitement of the in-ring action, the buildup and story's ability to move us and the star power involved. Any match at the Royal Rumble with a championship on the line was considered, including the 1992 Rumble where the winner took home the vacant WWE Championship.