Seth Rollins says Roman Reigns' fan reaction caused him to pitch cash-in idea

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At WrestleMania 35 in April, Seth Rollins could somewhat come full circle if he's able to dethrone Brock Lesnar and capture Monday Night RAW's biggest prize - the Universal Championship.

Plans could have been quite different for both The Kingslayer and the Universal Championship had Roman Reigns' illness not taken him out of action.


The Beast's potential UFC return was held off and it's now widely expected that he'll finally drop the championship title to the fan favourite in Rollins when the two do battle at the Grandest Stage of Them All.

Recently, the former Intercontinental Champion spoke to Edge and Christian on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness where they discussed a wide range of topics, from Rollins' time in WWE to the many twists and turns that took place for The Shield.

During the interview, Rollins revealed that he pitched an idea to John Cena which the Bumblebee star didn't exactly hate. That idea? Cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase in the main event of WrestleMania 31 where The Big Dog challenged Lesnar for the WWE Championship.

Rollins went on to explain that it was an idea he had pitched before to Triple H and was effectively on the table as a contingency plan of sorts, especially since Rollins was aware of the reaction Reigns was receiving from the WWE Universe.


According to Ringside News, Rollins said: "The crowd were doing what they were doing with Roman and I just saw this - felt this thing, this energy.

"I saw it coming. I knew they were gonna kinda take a dump on him when he won the Rumble and they did and I remember the next day and again having the conversation with Hunter again because I had pitched the idea near the end of the year before.

“I just wanted to remind him that I had his idea on the table and I think it’s a pretty good one. Even if it’s not the idea it could easily be a contingency plan if the main event of WrestleMania doesn’t go together how you see it.


"So even in the back of your head… yeah, I pitched the idea and I strongly felt like it was a good one and I felt like I was the guy and again I went up to them and said ‘I want the ball,’ you know?”

Rollins' idea turned out to be a fantastic suggestion which the WWE ended up running with.

Fittingly dubbed the 'heist of the century,' fans didn't want to see Reigns become the champion at the time and it wasn't a match they were looking forward to.

WWE did a good job of keeping the cash-in a secret, especially since Rollins was defeated by Randy Orton earlier on in the evening with that emphatic RKO and it all worked out perfectly.

Nobody saw the finish coming, fans were stunned and despite being a heel, the fans had a WWE Champion they could get on board with.

What do you make of Seth Rollins pitching the idea of his WrestleMania 31 Money in the Bank briefcase cash-in to John Cena and Triple H? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

Dean Ambrose

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