Royal Rumble (2006) was the nineteenth annual WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was presented by Sony Computer Entertainment's The Con. It took place on January 29, 2006, in the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and featured talent from the Raw and SmackDown! brands. As has been customary since 1993, the Royal Rumble match winner received a match at WWE WrestleMania 22 for his choice at either the WWE Championship or the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- WWE Heat - Finlay defeated Brian Kendrick
- Gregory Helms defeated Kid Kash (c), Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio, and Paul London - Six-way match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
- Mickie James defeated Ashley with Trish Stratus as the special guest referee
- The Boogeyman defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (with Jillian Hall)
- Rey Mysterio won by last eliminating Randy Orton - 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WWE WrestleMania 22
- John Cena defeated Edge (c) (with Lita) by submission]] for the WWE Championship
- Kurt Angle (c) defeated Mark Henry (with Daivari) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship