“You will face your fear. And you will lose.” These words from IPW Director Daniel Burnell became prophecy for Travis Banks this past Saturday night at Trial by Combat.
The night started brutally with a Tables Match that pitted Travis Banks against Curt Chaos. Both men sought to end the match early by utilizing the tables around the ring, but it would ultimately be in the centre of the ring where the match would be decided. Banks powerbombed his challenger through a table, got the pin and the right to advance in the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship Gauntlet.
In the second phase, The Investment’s hopes were pinned on the perennial bruiser Pat Schisk to bring the championship back under Burnell’s control. Travis Banks refused to fall in line with Director’s plans and locked in the Lion’s Clutch to send Pat Schisk packing with no gold.
The stage was then set for the main event, where Banks prepared to defend his New Zealand Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match against the Agents of Change, Jakob Cross and Aaron Henry. AOC took early control of the match as the fight spilled outside and Banks struggled to gain space from the double team attack. When the physicality returned to the ring, however, the momentum shifted and the champ began to show the Agents what getting down to business his way was all about. Continue Reading
The growing war between The Investment & The Origin continues to heat up at Escalation with a huge 3 on 2 feature match set to light up Lynfield!
Alfred Valentine & Alexander once again got under the skin of Daniel Burnell and The Investment at New Heights when they landed a decisive blow by aiding TnT in their IPW New Zealand Tag Team Championship Ladder Match. Leaving The Investment furious and leaving themselves with two more members of the Origin in TK Cooper and Lil T. Continue Reading
Banks overcame the odds to finally claim back his gold!
The Investment’s days with the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship are over after Travis Banks dethroned Vinny Dunn to become a two-time titleholder on Saturday.
Banks began his main event bout at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly with a flurry of offence that caused Dunn to bail out of the ring in an attempt to regroup. Banks gave Dunn zero room to breathe though, and helped “Te Tahi” into a seat at ringside before rushing in with a massive boot to knock him to the floor.
Dunn caught a lucky break when he countered an Irish whip from Banks and flung him against the ring post before rolling back into the ring, where he remained in control of the match. Continue Reading