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Travis Banks on overcoming injuries; missing NXT UK TakeOver & carrying New Zealand on his back (Exclusive) 

Daniel Wood
Published 23 Jul 2019, 02:15 IST
23 Jul 2019, 02:15 IST

Travis Banks on missing NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool and what it would mean to wrestle at TakeOver: Cardiff

Jordan Devlin attacks and injures Travis Banks before their scheduled TakeOver match
Jordan Devlin attacks and injures Travis Banks before their scheduled TakeOver match

Travis Banks and Jordan Devlin may have had a fantastic Falls-Count-Anywhere match on NXT UK which I'd highly recommend you watch if you missed it. But the pair were supposed to wrestle at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool only for Devlin to injure Banks before the match, leading to him being replaced by Finn Balor.

I asked Travis Banks when he found out he wouldn't be wrestling in Blackpool and how it felt to be on the card and then taken off at the very last minute (albeit for a surprise Finn Balor appearance, which is a pretty good way to go).

Banks: "I was gutted obviously, I've worked, well, I've worked ten years in my career to get to a point where I can wrestle on a platform like that and to be taken off it was a little frustrating. But I knew going forward from that that I would train harder and work harder and make sure that on the next one they didn't take me off it again... Or I wouldn't be off it again, sorry.

I, then asked Banks, what it would mean to him to be a big part of a show like NXT TakeOver: Cardiff in the UK given that he was such a big part of Progress before he joined NXT UKTakeOver.

Banks: "With my career it's always been steps and goals and I think this would probably be, if I was to be on the card, it would probably be the biggest moment of my career and not even just for British wrestling but for New Zealand wrestling as well. I have a country on my back, I'm representing New Zealand as well so it'll be good to get eyes on New Zealand and it's just a good celebration of British wrestling."
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:54 IST
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