|Travis Banks Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||February 15, 1987|
Travis Banks is a New Zealander professional wrestler who has competed in promotions such as WWE‘s (World Wrestling Entertainment) NXT UK brand, Fight Club Pro, What Culture Pro Wrestling, Attack! Pro Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and Progress Wrestling. He has won the Attack! Pro Wrestling 24:7 Championship (2016), the Defiant Wrestling Internet Championship (2018), the Fight Club: Pro Infinity Tournament (2016), the Fight Club: Pro World Championship, the Impact Pro Wrestling New Zealand Heavyweight Championship (2013, 2014), the Impact Pro Wrestling Armageddon Cup Championship, the Lucha Forever Championship, the New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship (2009), the Progress Wrestling World Championship (2017), the Progress Wrestling Super Strong Style 16 (2017), the Revolution Pro Wrestling Undisputed British Tag Team Championship (2017), and the White Wolf Wrestling Triple W Undisputed Championship (2019).
Travis Banks, The Kiwi-Buzzsaw, Terminator, The Peak Of Perfection, Sgt. Banks
Bulls, North Island, New Zealand
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
- Siblings – He has an older sister.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Travis has dated –
- Millie McKenzie (2017–2018) – Travis had started dating fellow wrestler Millie McKenzie, one among his many trainees at Fight Club Pro, in 2017, and the couple had parted ways seemingly amicably in 2018. In 2020, however, Millie accused Travis of emotional abuse and violation of his position of trust over her as she was training under him. Although she did not accuse him of physical or s*xual harassment, she claimed that she underwent emotional trauma due to the relationship as she was only 17 years old and Travis was 30 when this had happened. She released screenshots of abusive messages that Travis had sent her and he profusely apologized for this by releasing an unconditional apology on social media. Travis was, consequently, released from contracts by WWE NXT UK and Progress Wrestling in June 2020. The incident became a key episode in the #SpeakingOut movement, a collective fight against acts of emotional or physical abuse, s*xual harassment, and s*xual abuse committed by powerful individuals in professional wrestling.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Often sports a rugged beard
Travis Banks Facts
- Apart from excelling in several mainstream wrestling promotions, Travis has also claimed a ‘Silver’ medal, in the lightweight category, at the Oceania Sumo Wrestling Championships.
- In 2018, he was placed at number 67 on the ‘PWI 500’, an annual list of the best 500 international wrestlers published by the renowned Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine.
- His finishing moves include the Roaring Knee Strike, the Lion’s Clutch (Arm trap cross face), the Kiwi Crusher (Fisherman driver), the Slice of Heaven (Springboard Enzuiguri), the German Suplex, and the Spinning torture rack slam.
- His signature moves include the Boston Crab, the High Kick, the Cannonball, and the Dropkick. He is well-known for often executing the tough art of delivering the last of those moves from the top rope.
- Other than the ill-fated story of Millie McKenzie, he has trained several other promising youngsters including TK Cooper, Bea Priestley, and Dahlia Black.
Featured Image by Travis Banks / Instagram