Originally published at Travis Banks appears at 'Big Lucha' show in Mexico
Travis Banks makes his first wrestling appearance in over a year.
The Big Lucha promotion in Mexico held an event today and making an appearance in the Battle Royal was Travis Banks. Banks was released from WWE last year.
During the #SpeakingOut movement in 2020, current NXT UK talent Emilia (Millie) McKenzie detailed the experiences she had with Travis Banks while they were in a relationship. McKenzie was 17 and Banks was 30 years old at the time. This relationship occurred while Banks worked as a trainer at Fight Club: Pro. McKenzie shared how he cheated on her and one night, Banks spent hours outside her hotel room and continued to messaged her.
Banks responded to the claims via a statement on social media and said their friendship developed into a consensual relationship. Below are the responses from both Banks and McKenzie from last year:
Banks: I’d like to issue a statement regarding Millie McKenzie’s comments: Millie was a trainee of mine at Fight Club: Pro. She was also a close personal friend. We would be at shows together, attend the same social events, travel together and hang out at the wrestlers house where I was living. It was through this friendship a consensual relationship formed. The relationship broke down between both parties and it ended. After it ended we agreed to talk it out. We apologized to each other for any individual actions behind the relationship breakdown. After seeing these comments, I can only repeat my apology. I am truly sorry for any pain caused by the relationship.
McKenzie responded with the following: How dare you Travis. I never had anything to apologise for. You manipulated your position of power over me. At 17 years of age, I had no idea what a relationship actually entailed. The mental and emotional hurt you put me through is INEXCUSABLE and I am not the only one of your trainees that you’ve done this to. You are a liar, a manipulative person with no conscious and you always believe your in the right. You are NOT RIGHT. I am not scared of you anymore, you hold no power over me to all the people that messaged saying they wish they could have done more at the time. PLEASE help me now to create a safe working environment for me again and others. Don’t protect him this time just because he’s your friend.
The ‘Big Lucha’ promotion is ran by ROH World Champion Bandido. He is headlining the show with Matt Taven.