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WWE's Best Matches of The Week: Feb. 17-Feb. 24, 2014

In a new feature for Cageside Seats, we round up WWE’s Best Matches of The Week on pay-per-view and on television, with action seen on Raw, SmackDown, Main Event, Superstars, and NXT. We rank them in a top 10 form, and with the amount of matches to chose from, only the very best make the cut.

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Here is the first installment of Cageside Seats' WWE Matches of The Week, with half of the selections taken from WWE Elimination Chamber, which took place this past Sunday (Feb. 23, 2014).

Honorable Mentions:

-- Rey Mysterio. Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Wyatt Family -- SmackDown, Feb. 21, 2014
-- Sheamus vs. Christian -- SmackDown, Feb. 21, 2014
-- Cody Rhodes vs. Curtis Axel -- Superstars, Feb. 22, 2014

With further ado, here are the top 10:

10. The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos (WWE Tag Team Championship) -- Elimination Chamber, Feb. 23, 2014

The Usos have the charisma, talent and backing to make serious waves in the tag team division.

They still need to put in some work to convince us they'd be great champions. But, then again, what's worse ...having the stars of 1998 lead the way?

This match was relatively short, yet it got the event rolling with back-to-back title duels.

9. Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. Curtis Axel & Ryback -- Elimination Chamber, Feb. 23, 2014

The Elimination Chamber "Kickoff" match was a satisfactory effort from both teams, and amidst rumors that the Rhodes brothers were going to break up, the company should tough it out with them for a bit longer after what we saw.

That spot where they both dived onto their opponents on the outside in opposite directions was pretty sweet.

8. Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro -- SmackDown, Feb. 21, 2014

Daniel Bryan's series of matches on SmackDown against both members of The Real Americans was purely to sell Bryan's shoulder injury before Sunday's PPV, so obviously we weren't treated to instant classics.

The match was decent, yet it wasn't anything compared to Bryan and Cesaro's match on Raw in July 2013 last year -- but it was satisfactory.

In the end, Kane interfered by entering the ring and delivered a chokeslam to Bryan, and Cesaro hit Bryan with "The Neutralizer."

The ending kind of sucked, to be honest.

7. Daniel Bryan vs. Christian -- Raw, Feb. 17, 2014

Having Bryan kick off Raw is like going for the meat plate first at a buffet. It sure looks good, but afterwards, what's left in terms of options?

A decent kickoff to the flagship show, but it would have been enticing for these two to get more time in a co-main event slot or something like that.

6. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton -- Raw, Feb. 17, 2014

Thank the heavens that the fans didn't start chanting "End This Match" like they did a year ago in New Jersey, because their match last week on Raw was pretty decent.

Would we have put it ahead of Cena against Cesaro headlining?

Not a chance.

We were also teased when they cut the television feed on the huge brawl, but the golden rule of life is that you always leave them wanting more.

5. Sin Cara & Los Matadores vs. The Shield -- Main Event, Feb. 19, 2014

Main Event matches are very hit or miss. The majority of them are decent, however it could be the placing or the non-existent story lines between some competitors that make them seem more filler than not.

The tandem of Sin Cara and Los Matadores did their job to make this match highly entertaining. Their high-flying abilities wowed the crowd and they kept up with The Shield for the majority of the match, which clocked in around 15 minutes.

4. Big E vs. Jack Swagger (WWE Intercontinental Championship) -- Elimination Chamber, Feb. 23, 2014

Say what you will about this title falling by the wayside over the past couple of years, however this was a classic Intercontinental Championship match serving as an opener to a pay-per-view to get the show rolling -- and it delivered.

Kudos to Swagger, who really had one of his better performances in a long, long time last night.

3. Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Christian vs. Cesaro (Elimination Chamber Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship) -- Elimination Chamber, Feb. 23, 2014

It wasn't the best Chamber match ever, however a contest of such grandiose nature needs to be included this high up on the list.

There were several spots and bumps worth noting, and the match had a good pace until the end, where things felt a little rushed.

Just like Cageside predicted in the rumours roundup last week, WWE found a way to screw Bryan and found a way for Orton to retain when he was clearly beat.

Let's hope they make it right tonight, because the burying is getting nauseating at this point.

2. John Cena vs. Cesaro -- Raw, Feb. 17, 2014

Even before the contest began, you knew a Cena win was inevitable, but you also knew Cesaro was going to deliver the goods.

Cesaro may not have been passed that torch just yet, however this match was an indication that he's proven himself to be in a class of his own in today's WWE. Surpassing the one-named superstars such as Kama and Maven who came before him, Cesaro is now considered amongst the elite when it comes to his place on the current roster.

As for Cena, he'll still get booed heavily but we can't hate after matches such as this one.

1. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family -- Elimination Chamber, Feb. 23, 2014

There's really not a lot to be said about this match except for that it was terrific, and turned out to be one of the best six-man tag match ups we've ever seen.

Could it have been the best six-man tag match of all time?

History is a touchy subject when it comes to pro wrestling, but if you can think of another one that rivals this epic clash we were treated to last night, go for it.

Every member of The Wyatt Family shined (including the improved Erick Rowan), and as for The Shield -- their breakup seems inevitable and they would thrive in singles competition, but we may never see another tandem as good as them for a long time.

There you have it.

Was there a match that was left out which got you mad? If so, leave it in the comments section below, and we'll do our best to make amends.

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