Birthday: December 16th 1983
From: Sheffield, UK
In-Ring Debut: 2002
A 13 year veteran of the squared circle, Kris Travis is a true student of the game, with an unwaivering love and passion for wrestling. Growing up idolising Hulk Hogan & Bret "The Hitman" Hart, the wrestling bug led to Kris pursuing a career in the ring. During this time, he's proved himself both as a solo competitor and as a tag team wrestler alongside Martin Kirby and Scotty Hexx.
During 2014, Kris was given the news that he had stomach cancer, and has had to take time out from wrestling. During this time, a huge wave of support from the wrestling community has helped him push through, and now he is preparing for his return to doing what he loves most. Please take the time to visit Cancer Research & Weston Park Hospital's websites and donate to help cure cancer once and for all.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH – TONBRIDGE, KENT
:: TRAV’S BACK! And he has ABSOLUTELY no idea who his first opponent is going to be until just 24 hours before, as he will be taking on the winner of September 19th’s UK Future 8 tournament!
Names such as Danny Duggan, Sammy Smooth, Cieran Donnelly or Tom Dawkins could be Kris Travis’ first round opponent. But whomever it winds up being, they will have earned it by winning 3 matches in one single night!
For Trav, a return to IPW:UK is a return to the scene of his final match before the discovery of cancer. In that match, he and Martin Kirby lost to Duggan and Donnelly in tag team action, but it really was a miricle that he even made it to the ring and back that night, knowing what we now know.
So the first match for the #UKS8 2015 is set, and it will be the winner of the #UKF8 versus the returning KRIS TRAVIS!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: http://www.ipwuk.com/events/2015/09/20/11ya-uk-super-8-2015
Right in the midst of one of the most emotional come backs in wrestling history, we are delighted to be able to bring you this limited edition, hand signed Kris Travis poster. We only have a VERY limited number of these in stock and there are only 150 of these in the whole world. If you want to add this awesome Brit Wres item to your Calling Spots collection then please do not hang about.
Each poster features the iconic imagery of our resident artist Paul Cooper, here celebrating the return of one of the most talented wrestlers in all of Europe, Kris Travis. The posters are A3 sized (approx 29.7cm x 42.0cm/11.7 inch x 16.5 inch) and beautifully printed on 130gsm uncoated paper – the same style as our front covers – which give it a prestigious look and feel.
Each poster has been hand signed by Kris himself. You can pick up this limited edition item for just £5 (plus postage). You can either order using the links below or, if you’re lucky enough to be watching Kris wrestle this weekend then you can buy your poster at the show.
So this is it…. It finally came around…. In 4 days time I get back in the ‘squared circle’ and have my first wrestling match in a year. Am I ready?! Should I comeback at all?
I’m going to be completely honest…. I’m nervous, in fact no I am beyond nervous. It’s like starting out all over again…. I’ve been watching a few of my old matches and I don’t recognise that person…. That Kris Travis was the old me, the person who I was before this horrible disease. I won’t ever be that guy again… I can’t ever be that guy again, I’m a totally different person. In some ways better, some ways worse.
I don’t know how good I’m going to be, I don’t have high expectations…. I’m scared and nervous of letting everyone down and not being good enough to be on a PCW show. Sure the crowd will respond no matter what and will give me sympathy cheers…. But I don’t want that…. I want to go in that ring and EARN those cheers. EARN an ovation and EARN match of the night just like I used to every PCW show I was ever on!
As much I used to like Sha Samuels I don’t see a person anymore, some of the things he has done and said about me have seriously disgusted me. I was once close to his friends and we were in the same circles a lot…. That can never be anymore. In my view Sha crossed the line and it’s time he payed the price. It’s poetic really isn’t it….. Sha Samuels undefeated in PCW, against the returning Kris Travis, the all conquering hero comes back for his big return match…. Neither of us want to lose, neither of us CAN lose! But listen… Do you think I have been training hard, sacrificing everything to come back to PCW and LOSE? You must be joking!
Like I have said a million times…. I won’t ever look like the old Travis anymore, I’ve come to terms with that and although it hurts I can deal with it…. But I will still FIGHT like the old me. It may not be pretty, it may not be athletic but by god it will have my heart and soul in it.
After Friday…. Love me or hate me, you will respect me.
Travis is Back
In the April 2015 issue of Fighting Spirit Magazine, Kris wrote an inspirational article about his stomach cancer and his plans for a comeback. Click here
to read the full article.
If you would like to contact Kris in regards to bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 4th 2015
Char & Shirlz
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