With the Investment surrounding the ring it looked like there was no escape for Travis Banks, but the IPW Champion found a way to retain his title against Curt Chaos at Escalation this past Saturday.
Banks countered the Chaos Theory with a Lion Clutch and seemed seconds from scoring a submission win before The Agents of Change, Pat Schisk and Vinny Dunn stormed the ring to attack the champ.
The Origin were quick to follow – including new member Pirate Burns – and quickly removed Chaos’ stablemates from the title match.
As both groups brawled back to the locker-room area, Banks found himself alone with Chaos.
IPW Director Daniel Burnell had one last trick up his sleeve, and slid a folding chair into the ring for Chaos to use. Chaos picked it up and blasted Banks over the head, but even then couldn’t keep Banks’ shoulders down for a three-count.
Chaos looked to use the chair one more time but Banks rushed off the ropes and smashed the chair back into his challenger’s face with a roaring knee strike.
Banks followed up the his signature fisherman’s brainbuster for the victory, his third main event win over The Investment this year.
IPW Escalation Results:
- Britenay & Liam Fury def. Brook Duncan & Olivia Shaw
- Elias def. Pat Schisk
- The Pride def. Johnny Idol & James Shaw
- Carmen Rose def. Evie
- Khan def. Joel Clementson
- 3-on-2 Handicap Match:
Double Disqualification: The Investment (Aaron Henry, Jakob Cross & Vinny Dunn) vs. The Origin (Alexander & Alfred Valentine)
- IPW Championship, Lumberjack Match:
Travis Banks (c) def. Curt Chaos