Travis Banks responds to accusations by Millie Mckenzie

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Following a series of statements and messages posted by wrestler Millie Mckenzie about her relationship with Travis Banks, Banks has issued a response.

Mckenzie spoke about training under Banks at age 17 and started having a secret relationship with him. She claims he cheated on her multiple times and outlined an incident where he found out the hotel she was in, knocked on the door for hours while she continuously messaged him to leave with the messages posted:

Finding a hotel I’m staying in, finding my room number and knocking on my door for hours, continuously messing me when I ask you to leave is NOT OKAY.

— Millie Mckenzie ミリー・マッケンジー (@MillieMcKenzie0) June 20, 2020

Banks issued a response on Saturday regarding Mckenzie’s comments:

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 posted the following reaction Banks’ statement on Saturday:

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 becuase he’s your friend.

Forgive me if I’ve missed it, but I still haven’t seen WWE issue a statement on Travis Banks (or Ligero) who are contracted to WWE NXT UK.

I just find it odd considering how the WWE did issued statements for Jordan Deviln & Matt Riddle. As well as the release of Jack Gallagher.

It seems alot of these guys are in survival mode. The standard response seems to be ‘Well, I was a shit boyfriend but its not illegal.’ Some of the experiences that have been posted by female performers is absolutley harrowing to say the least. Not on the sames scale perhaps, but this has echoes of certain churches around the world, with the mindest of protecting the biz at all costs. Lets hope that some form of justice prevails.