Capture the flag, capture control!

rival_ctfEmotion-fraught chaos has reigned between The Investment and the Origin as they’ve battled for control and power in IPW. Finally, in a match up that has been threatening all year, the two sides will collide in the massive Double Ring Capture the Flag match at Rival Turf!

Brand new New Zealand Heavyweight Champion Fury will combine with his new Investment teammates in Vinny Dunn, Curt Chaos, Pat Schisk, Jakob Cross & Aaron Henry to battle Team Origin which consists of Alfred Valentine, Alexander, “Pirate” Jason Burns, James Shaw, Lil T & TK Cooper.

This infamous match has settled scores, scarred competitors and created bitter rivals. Each man will be bent on capturing one of the flags that will stand in each ferociously guarded team corner. It is the team that overwhelms their opponents to bring both flags to their ring and corner that will claim victory, but it won’t be without a price. Continue Reading

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

Trial by Combat for Travis Banks

banks_tbcSurrounded and ambushed at Escalation, the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship seemed destined to be ripped from the grasp of Travis Banks by Daniel Burnell & The Investment. All those traits that make Banks a man, a competitor and ultimately a champion, led him to overcome the biggest obstacle ever put in front of a New Zealand Heavyweight Champion. At least, that’s what we thought until the revelation that he must face every single member of The Investment at Trial by Combat.

Every time he steps into the ring his cherished gold will be on the line, and never before has the New Zealand Heavyweight Champion been backed into a wall like this. A clear sign that Daniel Burnell has determined that the reign of Travis Banks must end at all costs.

For the first time in history the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship could be on the line multiple times in one night! An unprecedented Gauntlet has been thrust upon one of the greatest champions of the modern era, and as we know, champions are at their very best when the odds are so substantial. 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

The war heats up at Escalation!

alf_escalationThe 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

“He’s an amazing athlete. But he’s a man I can’t trust.”

banksFor Travis Banks, being New Zealand Heavyweight Champion has always been the number one goal. Heart, desire, passion and an almost unmatched training ethic has seen him achieve his objective, but all his hard work may prove to be in vain as a Chaos on the rise is directed his way by a power driven Head of The Investment.

Daniel Burnell has made it clear in recent months that the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship belongs only within his Investment Portfolio, and the fact Banks has ownership of the gold has meant that a chaotic attack has been launched against the “Peak of Perfection” and his championship reign. Immediately after New Heights on May 17, we caught up with IPW Director & The Investment Head Daniel Burnell to see if we could garner more information on his seeming obsession to lock up The Ultimate Prize once again within his Investment Portfolio. 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

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

2014 Live Event Recap: The Ultimate Match steals the show!

Banks survived an ultimate challenge from James Shaw!

Banks survived an ultimate challenge from James Shaw!

IPW’s The Ultimate Prize saw The Ultimate Match contested between two of New Zealand’s premier wrestlers for the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship. In the end, Travis Banks would retain his championship against his friend James Shaw, three falls to two.

Before the match began, the rules were explained: a 30 minute Ironman match where the first 20 minutes would be contested under normal wrestling rules while the final 10 minutes would be no disqualification. The two shook hands and the bell was rung.

For the first few minutes of the match, neither competitor could gain the upper hand as they traded clean holds in some pure chain wrestling. However, after a bit of tomfoolery by Shaw, Banks gained the upper hand and the first fall following a roaring knee strike and a fisherman’s brainbuster.

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