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Royal Rumble (2016) a professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE. It took place on January 24, 2016, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. It was the 29th event in the Royal Rumble chronology. The event also was the fifth Royal Rumble pay-per-view to be held in the state of Florida (1990, 1991, 1995, and 2006), the second (1990) to be held in Orlando, and the first pay-per-view event at the Amway Center. The Royal Rumble match was the second that was contested for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (after the 1992 Rumble), and the first match in which the champion defended his title in the Rumble match.

Six matches were contested at the event (including with one match on the pre-show). In the main event, the returning Triple H won the Royal Rumble match by eliminating Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, winning his second Royal Rumble match, as well as making him the third person to win it from the number 30 entrant. Roman Reigns the defending champion, was also eliminated by Triple H. The event was also notable for the WWE pay-per-view debut of longtime TNA mainstay AJ Styles, as a participant in the Royal Rumble match.