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. Continue Reading

Emotions set to escalate!

evie_escalationThe New Zealand Women’s Championship has always driven in its seekers a fervent passion to achieve this pinnacle of glory, and that is personified with the two ladies claiming the right to be the true New Zealand Women’s Champion.

For months Britenay has held the Interim Championship with pride, but at New Heights The Investment’s Evie returned and attacked Britenay & Carmen Rose, belittling both competitors as she left with the New Zealand Women’s Championship belt. Continue Reading

TnT reach new heights!

TnT overcame the odds and reached new heights to claim back gold!

TnT overcame the odds and reached new heights to claim back gold!

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! Continue Reading

2014 Live Event Recap: Dunn retains at NYT!

Dunn lived to fight another day thanks to the dirty tactics of The Investment!

In news that should surprise no one, Vinny Dunn has retained his IPW Championship via underhanded tactics at IPW New Year’s Takeover.

The triple threat match between Dunn, James Shaw and Travis Banks had been promised earlier in the night to be clean and without ambushing from The Investment. With that in mind, Vinny Dunn appeared to be alone in his title defence.

The match began with Shaw and Banks trying to one up each other until they decided two-on-one attacks would work better. However, the alliance was short lived as Dunn would be ejected from the ring early and the match truly turned towards every man for himself.

Shaw and Banks would try and get victories early over one another using a Stretch Muffler and a Lion Clutch respectively. However, Dunn managed to keep breaking up the possible submissions before he could lose his championship. Continue Reading

2013 Live Event Recap: The Investment take control!

The Investment took control at Nightmare!

The Investment took control at Nightmare!

Travis Banks has been screwed out of a championship victory against Vinny Dunn by a new group known as The Investment.

Nightmare Before Xmas‘ Fans Bring the Weapons, IPW Championship main event began with a series of chops between champ Vinny Dunn and challenger Travis Banks.

Banks came out on top, and Dunn attempted to escape by running around the ring. Unfortunately, this was Fans Bring the Weapons; nowhere was safe.

As fast as Banks could reach for them, the strangest of weapons were being used to his advantage. A wooden tube, a toaster, a cabbage, and a Hulk hand were used in quick succession by the number one contender. A plastic table would then be used to prop Dunn up on the outside, allowing Banks to hit a devastating dropkick from the apron.

Eventually, Dunn managed to turn the match back around by forcing a ladder that Banks was going to use into his own face. Dunn would then hit a massive spear, but Banks was somehow able to kick out at the referee’s two-count.

Dunn would attempt to follow this up with the Muscle Buster, but Banks managed to roll through for a pinfall attempt and also getting a two-count. Continue Reading