Trial by Combat ends with Fury on top!

fury_tbc“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

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

New Heights only days away!

Liam Fury battles Pat Schisk of The Investment this Saturday night at New Heights!

Liam Fury battles Pat Schisk of The Investment this Saturday night at New Heights!

New Heights is only days away and we’ve got some more matches to add to an already high impact card!

Liam Fury the winner of the 2014 Eliminator will be in action this Saturday night when he takes on The Investment’s Pat Schisk, and the question will be whether Fury will look to focus on building momentum before cashing in his guaranteed New Zealand Heavyweight Championship match, or if he’ll look to cash in right away at New Heights in just a few days time. Continue Reading

2014 Live Event Recap: Liam Fury wins The Eliminator!

Liam Fury overcame 19 other competitors to win The 2014 Eliminator!

Liam Fury overcame 19 other competitors to win The 2014 Eliminator!

Twenty competitors in The Eliminator had one thing on their mind at Genesis, and that was the contract that guaranteed them a shot at The New Zealand Heavyweight Championship whenever they desired. And after one of the most chaotic Eliminator’s in history it would come down to The Investment’s Curt Chaos and Impact Pro Wrestling’s Liam Fury to decide just who would leave with the highly sought after contract.

After back and forth action between Chaos & Fury it came down to one violent kick struck by Liam Fury, giving him the moment of opportunity to climb to the top and nail Chaos with his Shooting Star Press, to delight fans and leave Genesis with a guaranteed shot at The Ultimate Prize firmly in his pocket. Continue Reading