WWE releases Ligero (Simon Musk) and Travis Banks (Travis Bligh)

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/06/26/wwe-releases-ligero-simon-musk-and-travis-banks-travis-bligh/

WWE has released two performers with the news that NXT UK performers Liger (Simon Musk) and Travis Banks (Travis Bligh) are no longer with the company.

Ligero was accused of assault by Victoria O’Hara and a harassment claim from Natalie Sykes. Ligero issued a statement last Friday calling O’Hara’s accusation “a completely false allegation”. Ligero did acknowledge sending unwanted messages and said he had no excuse for that calling it “inappropriate” and “an embarrassment”.

Wrestler Millie Mckenzie shared her experiences while in a secret relationship with Banks when he was 30 and she was 17 years old. This was when Banks was serving as her trainer at Fight Club: Pro. Mckenzie outlined how he cheated on her and one night where Banks spent hours outside her hotel room and continuously messaged her.

Banks issued a statement acknowledging the relationship when he was her trainer at Fight Club: Pro and wrote:

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’s response to the statement was:

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.