As expected, it was a brutal and bloody encounter this past Saturday at New Heights when two teams collided in a Ladder Match battle for the IPW Tag Team Championship, but it would be the team of TnT leaving with the gold and all the spoils at the end of the night.
In a match that saw a series of some of the most physical altercations in IPW history, the team of Cross & Henry set about using their intense attack, full throttle brawl tactics and The Investment numbers advantage to hold on to their gold. But everything AOC brought to the table at New Heights was countered by TnT with their heart, passion and unwillingness to surrender…but it would be the help from The Origin that would prove to be a decisive blow. Valentine & Alexander, in what has become their trademark, hopped the safety railing at ringside to even up the numbers game, creating an opportunity for TnT to grasp not only the gold, but a spot in the highly popular Origin group!
It was a match that delivered on all fronts, and a match that looks to have put an end to a rivalry between four men…but may have created a whole new escalation in the rivalry between The Investment and Origin!
Also at New Heights, the scheduled non title contest between Travis Banks & Curt Chaos escalated quickly into a New Zealand Heavyweight Championship Match when Banks announced that he was a fighting champion, and that the fans in attendance deserved to see The Ultimate Prize in New Zealand on the line. After making the request to Impact Pro Wrestler Director & The Investment Head Daniel Burnell, Banks also requested that should he beat Chaos, that Burnell, who has been a detractor of Banks as Champion, shake his hand and admit that he was worthy to hold the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship. Burnell agreed, but an attack from behind by Investment members, Pat Schisk, Evie & Chaos himself would give the challenger a huge advantage as the match begun.
After a highly competitive contest, Banks would show his amazing tenacity and ability to fight through the pain barrier to pick up the victory, but his celebration would be cut short as Burnell refused to shake his hand and another Investment attack on Banks took place. While Chaos focused on the injured back of Travis Banks, Burnell announced that at Escalation on July 5 Banks would have to put his gold on the line in a massive Investment Lumberjack Match.
In other major news from New Heights, Evie of The Investment returned to IPW with a bang after she caused a no result between Britenay & Carmen Rose, using her vicious kicks to send a statement. Evie made it clear with violence that she was back for her New Zealand Women’s Championship, and she left with it draped across her shoulder and a path of carnage behind her.
Plus, New Heights saw the debut of what seems to be a pride of Ligers as they caused controversy and punishment in their tag team victory over Daniels & Idol, Vinny Dunn of The Investment and Alfred Valentine of The Origin battled to a Double Disqualification after both men would not cease their illegal use of fists, James Shaw defeated the latest addition to the IPW roster in Taylor Adams, and The 2014 Eliminator winner Liam Fury picked up another impressive victory, this time over The Investment’s Pat Schisk!