Seth Rollins Revealed Whose Idea “The Heist Of The Century” Was

Seth Rollins WrestleMania 31 - Heist Of The Century

Having reached the top of the top of the mountain on the grandest stage of them all, Seth Rollins has revealed who came up with “the heist of the century”.

It was at WrestleMania 31 in 2015 where Seth Rollins gatecrashed the main event World Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase to make the end of the match a triple-threat. Getting the fall on Reigns shortly after getting involved in the contest, “the heist of the century” is certainly a fitting name for what transpired.

Now in a discussion with Mark Andrews on My Love Letter To Wrestling, Seth Rollins has recalled the time and conversation he had which formed the plan.

I had the idea to do the cash-in a couple of months before WrestleMania. So probably January [2015], December [2014]. I’m riding in the car with Cesaro, Claudio Castagnoli, and we’re booking the territory as we do, and I’ve got these ideas and I’m running them by him. He’s got his ideas, and we’re just trying to come up with some stuff, and it seemed like a good idea, but I had to find the right time to put the bug in somebody’s ear.

Continuing on, Rollins added that he felt this would elevate both himself and Roman Reigns, and was something a bit different.

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I thought it was a great opportunity to create a moment unlike any we’ve ever seen. I thought it was a great way to build myself, but also to build Roman [Reigns] and give him somebody to chase. I just didn’t think the time was right, I didn’t think the audience was ready for that victory, and fortunately for me, I think people saw it that way as well.

Now back with gold around his waist, Seth Rollins became the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion at Night Of Champions 2023. He is in for a busy few weeks, as he already has three defenses lined up including against former NXT Champion Bron Breakker.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.