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Travis Banks out of PWG Battle of Los Angeles due to injury


Travis Banks has had to pull out of this year's Battle of Los Angeles tournament.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla announced today that Banks won't be able to wrestle in BOLA due to an injury. He'll be replaced by Sammy Guevara, and two of the first round matchups have been shuffled. Banks was supposed to face Shingo Takagi in the first round, but Takagi will now take on Ilja Dragunov. Jonah Rock, who had been matched up with Dragunov, will now wrestle Guevara in the opening round.

Banks suffered a dislocated shoulder in July. He provided an update on the injury this week, noting that he initially thought he would be cleared to wrestle sooner rather than later but that hasn't been the case and he still doesn't have a return date to give everyone.

BOLA 2018 is taking place at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles from September 14-16. Banks is the second person to drop out of the tournament, with Matt Riddle having been replaced by Trevor Lee last month due to Riddle signing with WWE.