Originally Posted by Lucifer34
We'll never know if Eddie's death really did play a reason as to why Mysterio won the 2006 Royal Rumble. For all we know, the plan all along may have been for Mysterio to win the Royal Rumble, and go on to win the World Title at Wrestlemania 22. We don't know that for sure, I'm just saying.
According to Rey himself, it was some time before Rumble IIRC where they called him to the office and said he was gonna become WHC. So one thing is for sure, it wasn't the plan "all along".