Recently I was thinking about all the times a person lost a match but received a Title Match on the next PPV and the defeat wasn’t to the champion nor was there interference from the champion and to make matters worse, the person who won that particular match wasn’t even in the Title Match.
The ones I could think off are:
Diesel losing to The Undertaker at WM 12 but challenged Shawn Michaels at In Your House 7
Steve Austin losing to Triple H at No Way Out 01 but challenged The Rock at WM 17
Kurt Angle losing to Triple H at Unforgiven 2000 but challenged The Rock at No Mercy 2000
Hulk Hogan losing to The Rock at WM 18 but challenged Triple H at Unforgiven 02
Ryback losing to Mark Henry at a WM but challenged John Cena at the following PPV