10 Best WWE Matches Outside Of The United States

Those times WWE superstars packed their working boots for their international flights...

Today marks 29 years since SummerSlam 1992 went down. 

Taking one of their 'big four' pay-per-views across the pond to Wembley Stadium, WWE put on a show to remember, as WWE's UK fans got to witness firsthand the pomp and pageantry that they had only been able to watch on television or VHS before. 

Far from phoning it in (as they would in later years when they put on some very ropey UK-exclusive pay-per-views), WWE went all out by bringing over the big stars and putting them in big matches. 

Two of them remain, to this day, a couple of the best WWE matches to have taken place on foreign soil. 

But what about other great WWE matches that took place not just in the United Kingdom, but also in places like Japan, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia? 

Okay, full disclosure, there will be no matches from WWE's Saudi shows here (because reasons), but if you look at WWE's international efforts you'll find a bunch of great matches to enjoy. 

The following, are ten of the very best. 

As far as some honourable mentions go, you can do worse than check out: 

Los Guerreros Vs. Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle (Rebellion 2002)

The Rock Vs. Brock Lesnar Vs. Triple H (Global Warning) 

Bret Hart Vs. The Undertaker (One Night Only)

Ric Flair Vs. Tito Santana (Battle Royal at the Albert Hall)

AJ Styles Vs. Samoa Joe (Super Show-Down 2018)

Oh, and just so we're clear we're not counting matches from NXT/NXT UK shows or shows that took place in Canada because, I mean, come on now. 

10. The Rock Vs. Triple Vs. Shane McMahon - Insurrextion 2000

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WWE was positively on fire when they brought Insurrextion to London's sold-out Earl's Court in May 2000. 

The company had run two UK-exclusive pay-per-views the year before (No Mercy and Rebellion), but neither of them measured up to Insurrextion in terms of quality. 

There were several dependably good matches on it, like The Hardys versus Edge & Christian and Eddie Guerrero versus Chris Jericho, but they saved the best for last when The Rock defended his WWE Title against Triple H and Shane McMahon in a triple threat bout. 

The crowd were electric for everything The People's Champion did, with Shane and The Game spending most of the early stages on the defensive in what was essentially a glorified handicap match. 

The odds were stacked further against The Rock, with Vince and Stephanie stationed at ringside. 

There was a lot of solid action and some inventive spots (like Rock putting Jerry Lawler's crown on Shane's head before knocking it off with a right hand), before Shane eventually turned on Triple H following some dissention. 

That was a mistake, as it gave The Rock an opening to make his comeback and, following a tonne of interference and gaga at the finish, retain his title by hitting Shane with the People's Elbow. 

Not a technical masterpiece, but oh so entertaining and perfectly laid out sports entertainment. 

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