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
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
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