Team USA won the World X Cup for the second time in a row after team captain Chris Sabin defeated Team Canada captain Petey Williams to break a 5-5 tie on the May 18, 2006 edition of TNA Impact!. This is Chris Sabin's second World X Cup Championship, as he was a member of Team USA in 2004.
Several matches leading up to the World X Cup were billed as "World X Cup preview matches", including a six-man tag team match between members of Team USA and Team Japan at Lockdown, in which Team Japan were victorious; and the aforementioned four-way match at Destination X, featuring Chris Sabin, Petey Williams, Puma and Sonjay Dutt, representing the United States, Canada, Japan and India respectively (Puma and Dutt would go on to compete for Mexico and the US).
On the February 18, 2006 episode of TNA Impact!, it was announced that the World X Cup was to return in 2006. Later that evening, Jay Lethal defeated "The Prince of Punk" Shannon Moore and Roderick Strong in a three way match to become the first member of the 2006 Team USA. On the March 11, 2006 episode of Impact!, Chris Sabin became the second member of Team USA when he defeated Sonjay Dutt and Alex Shelley in another three way match. On the March 18, 2006 episode of Impact!, Sonjay Dutt defeated "Maverick" Matt Bentley and "Primetime" Elix Skipper in a third three way match to become the third member of Team USA. On the April 8, 2006 episode of iMPACT!, Alex Shelley defeated Roderick Strong and Chase Stevens to become the fourth and final member of Team USA.
Team Mexico and Team Japan were quickly announced as competitors in the 2006 World X Cup, much like they were in the 2004 World X Cup. Team UK was planned, but they were eventually scrapped as the team was replaced by Team Canada. The rumored members were Nigel McGuinness (Captain), Doug Williams, Jonny Storm and Jody Fleisch.
|1||Minoru Tanaka||8||Jay Lethal|
|4||Chris Sabin||3||Johnny Devine|
|5||Hirooki Goto||7||Alex Shelley|
|7||Johnny Devine||4||Alex Shelley|
|11||Eric Young||11||Jay Lethal|
|12||Alex Shelley||13||Petey Williams|
|13||Jushin Liger||10||Tyson Dux|
|15||Tyson Dux||12||Alex Shelley|