Seth Rollins has explained why one WrestleMania moment was “bigger than being on the marquee.”
Over a history spanning almost four decades, WrestleMania has produced countless legendary moments. From Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre The Giant, to Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s streak, and Shawn Michaels forcing Ric Flair into his WWE retirement, the Showcase Of The Immortals has lived up to its reputation year in and year out.
One fondly remembered part of WrestleMania history came at the 31st edition of the event in 2015. In the main event of the show, Roman Reigns challenged Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, WWE was trying to push Reigns as the face of the company despite most fans disliking the ‘Big Dog’.
However, during the bout, Seth Rollins ran to the ring to a huge ovation and cashed in his Money In The Bank contract, making it a Triple Threat match. After Reigns took Lesnar out of the equation with a Spear, Rollins crushed his former Shield teammate’s skull with a Curb Stomp to win the match and the gold.
Seth Rollins Believes His Cash In Will Never Be Forgotten
Looking back on the event during an interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Rollins explained why he thinks the cash-in was bigger than if he had been part of the WrestleMania main event to begin with.
“It’s one of those things where I work best, I operate best, when I have a chip on my shoulder. In moments of concern and despair, I can tell myself that the cash in was arguably bigger than being on the marquee because there are a lot of main events that we’ve forgotten about at WrestleMania, but you will not forget that moment of me standing on the stage and swinging the title after cashing in. There is that, but like I said, I operate best with a chip on my shoulder. If I feel like there is something that as eluded me or I haven’t accomplished, that’s what drives me forward.”
While he is currently out of action with a torn MCL, Seth Rollins has promised he will be back “way before” WrestleMania 40.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.