It was a house show and really doing a cash in on an event thats not televised wouldnt be good for business
I think everyone's intelligence will be tested on Monday:You know what? OP has a point.
That was clearly a way to get the title off Rollins, while in Sheamus' native land and could even evolve into a storyline with Triple H, seeing Rollins was hurt, ordered Sheamus to cash in and on TV, justify it by saying he knew Rollins was hurt and because he "jumped the shark" by claiming to be the GOAT WHC, he did not only what was best for business but did it to humble Rollins because he's not the GOAT WHC he claims to be. Say it was just a matter of time until Rollins cracked. Rollins returns as a babyface (which I'm sure he will, anyway) and after months of being verbally buried by Triple H, we finally get that match at Summerslam next year.
Then again, I kind of feel bringing storyline attention to that night would also acknowledge the inconsistency in the Kane/Wyatt Family angle. Sure, we all know but that doesn't mean everybody should know. That kills the storyline.
I wonder, though, has WWE ever at least teased a cash in at a house show. Quite frankly (and with the right circumstances), I wouldn't mind they did a cash in at a house show, simply because it fits the context of what the briefcase means and that's that the owner of the briefcase can cash it at anytime. IMO, that would generate interest for the rather uneventful concept house shows have evolved in to.
That's not the point. He was vulnerable and it was in Dublin. No, they didn't plan for this to happen, but you can't ask for a better solution. The title is now vacated if we are going with your argument of them not knowing. Which I feel is a solid argument on your behalf. I still think Sheamus cashing in on Seth there on the spot, or while the title was vacated shortly thereafter in Ireland makes the most sense. Hold a huge press conference and The Authority there with HHH. Basically as someone said earlier HHH would throw Seth under the bus and talk up Sheamus as taking the opportunity and running with it. It's a story that tells itself and happens by accident. This goes to show how awful main roster booking actually is when something by accident can make more sense than something planned for 8 weeks.They probably didn't know Seth was seriously hurt and could no longer perform as champion until after the fact.
People already know that Rollins was facing Kane. The fans in attendance and everyone that knows about the injury. There is footage. Kayfabe is dying. Haven't you heard? The title is vacant. Why hold a tournament when someone can just cash in. There is no rule about it stating that the cash in can only happen when there is a title holder.Because it was a house show & it would make no sense to waste a mitb cash in at a house show. House shows also don't follow WWE canon so they'd also have to explain why Rollins was facing Kane.