Banks retains and the turf war escalates!

banks_resultsescBanks was surrounded by The Investment on Saturday night, and his New Zealand Heavyweight Championship looked set to be pried from his grasp but heart, passion, skill and a little helping hand from The Origin saw Travis Banks once again defend his gold against all odds!

Daniel Burnell wanted nothing more than the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship to be back within The Investment Portfolio and around the waist of Curt Chaos, and it seemed that would happen for a high percentage of The Investment Lumberjack Match. However, Travis Banks showed exactly why he is such an outstanding champion, battling back every time the numbers game got the better of him and once The Investment was cleared out of ringside by The Origin, he found his opportunity to defeat Curt Chaos with a vicious brain buster. The Peak of Perfection left with his gold but he also left with the knowledge that at Trial by Combat he must face every member of The Investment in an unprecedented Gauntlet for The New Zealand Heavyweight Championship.

Also at Escalation, The Origin grew in numbers once again as the turf war with The Investment reached a whole new level. Valentine & Alexander already at a numbers disadvantage were caught off guard by Burnell who ambushed The Origin with the news that TnT were not to compete in a Tag Team Championship Match, instead they were told to leave the area immediately or be stripped of their gold. The 3 on 2 Match was then announced as happening right there and then with The Agents of Change & Vinny Dunn hitting the ring in what they hoped would be the final night for The Origin. Much like other confrontations between The Investment & The Origin, the match would eventually disintegrate into a brawl, but after the match was thrown out by the official it would be the arrival of new Origin member Pirate Burns that would turn the tables on Burnell & The Investment and strengthen the bricks and mortar of The Origin.

In other results, The Pride were impressive in their win over Shaw & Idol, Britenay gained revenge over Evie by helping Carmen Rose to victory, Khan defeated Joel Clementson, Elias returned with a win over Pat Schisk and Liam Fury & Britenay defeated Brook Duncan & Olivia Shaw!

Brendon Taylor