WWE news: On this day in 2015, Seth Rollins performed the 'Heist of the Century' at WrestleMania 31

Seth Rollins holds the WWE Championship aloft at WrestleMania 31

Seth Rollins' current character as the Monday Night Messiah was a much-needed change to his personality.

Fans were growing tired of his babyface persona, especially after his feud with Bray Wyatt, and a switch-up was crucial so that the WWE Universe were still invested in him.

The 'new' Rollins is proving to be quite popular, and he will go one-on-one at WrestleMania with Kevin Owens next weekend - but his crowning moment in wrestling came five years ago today.

Unlike 2020's behind closed doors WrestleMania, March 29, 2015 saw nearly 77,000 people pack into Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and it has been described by some as one of the greatest Mania's ever to happen.

Triple H took on Sting, The Undertaker returned to face Bray Wyatt, Rusev came out on a TANK to face John Cena, and who can forget the epic showdown which pitted Triple H and Stephanie McMahon across the ring from The Rock and Ronda Rousey?

But the moment of the night happened in the main event, and it was because of Rollins - who wasn't even scheduled for the match.

Earlier in the evening, Randy Orton had defeated Seth after hitting one of the slickest RKO's EVER, bringing an end to their feud which had lasted months.

Randy Orton's RKO to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31 was ICONIC

However it would not be the last we saw of Rollins, as during the final bout of the night between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, he made a grand entrance in the conclusion of the fight.

With Lesnar's World Championship on the line, Rollins brought his Money In The Bank briefcase to the ring, and nine months after he won it, he cashed it in to make it a Triple Threat match.

And you know what they say - the rest is history.

Whilst many have criticised his commentary over the years, Michael Cole's description of the events as the 'Heist of the Century' live long in the memory as a perfect piece of wordplay.

Seth Rollins' crowning moment at WrestleMania 31 will live long in the memory of WWE fans

Rollins would hold the title until November that year, which is when he suffered a painful knee injury at a live event in Dublin, which would keep him out of action for six months.

But the moment he had at WrestleMania 31 is one of the best surprise moments in the history of the company - period!

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