NXT UK star Travis Banks recently spoke to NZPWI to talk about his current run with WWE. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Shawn Michaels helping him and giving advice:
Shawn Michaels especially has been very hands-on with me with advice and stuff like that. I remember I was in the PC in America once and we had a class where we were watching matches from tape. He was taking it and he was just giving advice here and there and I remember sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t think there’s a better place on this planet to learn about professional wrestling than in this room right now, watching these matches with Shawn Michaels giving us the advice’.
His relationship with fellow UK star Jordan Devlin:
Behind the scenes, me and him [Jordan Devlin], we really get along as well. It’s good to have that kind of a person, it’s good to have a guy like him. Also, we keep each other in check as well, we have a bit of competition with each other – who can do more and do the crazy things and stuff like that. So it’s good to have somebody like that around because you’re always trying to compete against each other but in the best way possible to make it better.
Wrestling against Zack Sabre Jr:
There was a particular match, it’s a [Fight Club Pro] show called Rage Against the Death Machine, and it’s me versus Zack Sabre Jr. We’re in the opening match and I think we go like 38 minutes. That was the match that put me on the map. I got a standing ovation afterwards and after that, I was kind of off to the races with my career.