WWE Royal Rumble 2014: Ranking the Greatest Non-Title Matches in PPV History

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WWE Royal Rumble 2014: Ranking the Greatest Non-Title Matches in PPV History
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Throughout the 26-year history of the Royal Rumble, there have been a number of very high-quality championship bouts. From Bret Hart's successful title defense against Razor Ramon in 1993 to Triple H defeating Cactus Jack in a Street Fight in 2000 to John Cena surviving the threat of the "Samoan Bulldozer" Umaga, championship clashes have become as much a part of Rumble lore as the actual 30-man war.

But what about the non-title matches that have taken place at the annual January spectacular?

They are matches that were either added to beef up the card or to blow off rivalries that were so intense that no championship was needed to bring the two Superstars together.

Throughout the history of the show, some of those matches have been among the best on the card. Some have featured young stars looking to make an impact as they move up the card while others have given two men the excuse to beat the unholy hell out of one another as the road to WrestleMania kicks into full gear.

With 2014's Royal Rumble rapidly approaching and a non-title match between Big Show and Brock Lesnar slated for that event, here is a look back at the best matches with nothing on the line but pride and bragging rights.

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