What just happened?! Travis Anderson made his shocking return to Max Wrestling this past week in shocking fashion. The Jury have a new enemy in the House Of Ashes!
We last saw Anderson at PromoMania VII during his contract negotiation with Chad Malcolm. During the proceedings, Anderson was attacked in his home by Cypher and then fired as Malcolm's client. Cypher then signed the contract, aligning with Malcolm, before the two were introduced as part of new faction The Jury the following week by The Captain.
In recent weeks, The Jury have attempted to recruit Moses Marquez, leading Malcolm to raise the stakes for their Television Championship match at Trivia Takeover: Lucky Number 7 - adding the stipulation that Marquez will have to join The Jury if he loses. Prior to that, The Shape appeared - out of The Captain's control - to announce he had selected a mystery opponent to face Marquez in a promo exhibition.
This past week, at the end of Max Wrestling, while The Captain was addressing Marquez, he was interrupted by a familiar face. Aleksandr Rowen - the alter ego of Anderson hacked in to the show, before Anderson himself appeared. Anderson addressed being fired by Malcolm and the formation of The Jury. He then announced his own faction as the House Of Ashes, adding that Marquez's mystery opponent is actually a fellow member of the faction. After his promo, footage was shown of Cypher from outside of his house, before he was attacked in his sleep by Anderson as "The Walker", proclaiming "The house always wins!"
What does this mean for the immediate future of Max Wrestling? The Captain has seemingly lost control as The Shape was able to act on his own and Rowen was able to hack into the show. It seems a faction war is brewing between the villainous Jury and the mysterious House Of Ashes.