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

2014 Live Event Recap: Banks finally claims gold!

Banks overcame the odds to finally claim back his gold!

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

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

2013 Live Event Recap: Banks earns his shot!

Banks soars his way to Nightmare B4 Xmas!

Banks soars his way to Nightmare B4 Xmas!

Travis Banks has earned his place in the main event of Nightmare B4 Xmas with a win over Tykade this past Saturday at IPW Last Chance.

Banks pinned Tykade in the night’s featured contest and will now look to do the same when he faces “The One” Vinny Dunn for the IPW Championship in a Fans Bring the Weapons bout on December 7.

Dunn served as the Interim Head of Live Events at Last Chance (Steve Wrigley was unable to attend) and wasted little time in appointing himself special referee for the night’s main event.

It looked as though Banks would be in for an uphill battle as bell-time approached. Continue Reading