The Royal Rumble is arguably the second or third biggest PPV in WWE history. It’s a vital point of the year as it’s where the road to WrestleMania kickstarts. The famous Royal Rumble match itself has become a major attraction, with its simple rules and huge stakes being a point of focal interest for the men, and now the women as well.
However, it wasn’t always the Rumble match that stole the show. In the wake of the 21st century, match quality started to increase as the talent continued to evolve. As a result, we’ve seen some iconic matches in the Rumble PPV that have been fought for big stakes as well, primarily the World Championships.
Let’s take a look at the 5 best non-Rumble matches in Royal Rumble history.
*Note: This list does not include any Royal Rumble matches*
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