When you’re New Zealand Heavyweight Champion, you can expect to see challenges from all sides. They can come from bitter enemies, former friends, past tag team partners or even family. Yet sometimes it’s the challenges that stare you right in the face that you often don’t see until it’s too late. On July 9 James Shaw finds himself at the base of Everest, staring up at a very giant challenge.
Reuben de Jong is custom built to be NZ Heavyweight Champion. He is 7 ft and 130 kg’s of pure unadulterated physical matter. No stranger to being the bigger man in the fight, de Jong will know if he can apply his dominance swiftly that he can not only be at the top of the mountain…he will be the mountain.
For James Shaw, it’s like a stranger has a key to his mind and has moved all his things around. He’s done everything he can to be the man in Impact Pro Wrestling once again, sacrificing friendship and facilities of the mind along the way. At Bangers and Smash, Shaw has to come up with a plan to counter the challenge of de Jong, otherwise he has more to lose than just his Championship.
On July 9, James Shaw has a giant problem.