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Brandon Silvestry (born September 6, 1979) is an Americanmarker professional wrestler. He is best known under his ring name Low Ki and for his stints in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Kaval.

Career

Silvestry began wrestling in late 1998 under the ring name Low Key, which he admits came from the lyrics of the song "No Diggity". In 2000, he began making several appearances in the World Wrestling Federation on their programs Metal and Jakked, where he competed against the likes of Raven, Crash Holly, Christian & Essa Ríos.

Ring of Honor (2002–2006)

Silvestry, now going by Low Ki, made his Ring of Honor debut at its first show, The Era of Honor Begins. In the show's main event, he defeated "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels. On July 27, 2002, at Crowning a Champion, he became the first ever ROH Champion by defeating Daniels, Spanky and Doug Williams in a Four Way Ironman match. On August 28, 2002, Low Ki successfully defended his title against A.J. Styles. On September 21, 2002, at Unscripted, he would lose the title to Xavier, who, after winning the title, became a member of Daniels' faction The Prophecy. Low Ki then faced Samoa Joe in what was Joe's official ROH debut in a "Fight Without Honor". In what resembled more of an MMA fight, Low Ki won the match and they shook hands after the match. Low Ki left the promotion in 2004 due to the infamous Feinstein incident, but he returned later that year during a match, where Samoa Joe and the Briscoe Brothers fought against The Rottweilers (Homicide and the Havana Pitbulls). It looked like Low Ki would save Samoa Joe from a beatdown by The Rottweilers, but instead he spat on the ROH Championship, which was then held by Samoa Joe, and joined The Rottweilers.

At Weekend of Thunder Night 2 on November 6, 2004, he started a feud with Bryan Danielson, who was Low Ki's partner in a match against Samoa Joe and Jushin "Thunder" Liger. Low Ki and Danielson lost the match and Low Ki blamed his partner for that, so The Rottweilers started a beatdown on Danielson. On December 4, 2004, at All Star Extravaganza II, Danielson defeated Homicide of The Rottweilers. In that same event, Low Ki wrestled Austin Aries in a number one contender's match to determine who would face ROH Champion Samoa Joe for the title. The match ended in a draw. Officials extended the match, but Low-Ki refused to wrestle, so Aries was declared the winner. Instead of facing Samoa Joe at Final Battle 2004, Low Ki wrestled Danielson, but got himself disqualified and then attacked the referee. This was enough for ROH officials to suspend him indefinitely as a result.

Low Ki returned in 2005 and immediately attacked Jay Lethal at Manhattan Mayhem with his fellow Rottweiler, Homicide. The impromptu tag team match was made: The Rottweilers vs. Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal. Low Ki and Homicide won the match and injured Lethal with a Ghetto Stomp/Cop Killa combination. The feud continued at Death Before Dishonor 3, where he and Lethal faced each other in a singles match, but it ended in a no contest. They had a rematch at Redemption, but the ending was the same and Rottweilers beat Lethal down after the match. Finally, at Glory By Honor IV, a match between the two ended with Low Ki getting a pinfall victory over Lethal. After Samoa Joe went on to save Colt Cabana from a beatdown by The Rottweilers, Lethal came out to even the odds and said that he wanted yet another rematch with Low Ki, which Lethal won this time, ending the feud. Later in the year, Low Ki helped Homicide in his feud against Colt Cabana. On December 17, 2005, at Final Battle 2005, he challenged KENTA for his GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, but came up short. Low Ki left ROH once again in January 2006. He won his last match against Jack Evans. He made a final appearance versus Christopher Daniels, replacing Samoa Joe, who had a staph infection at Tag Wars 2006. ROH covered his leaving by having the ROH commissioner Jim Cornette ban Low Ki from Ring of Honor for life after it was discovered that he was the one who knocked Cornette's tooth out at that show. He was also used as a focus point (in name only) in the Cornette/Homicide feud, with Cornette refusing to reinstate Low Ki as Homicide's "Third Wish."

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002–2004)

Low Ki's first stint with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was for its debut show in a six-man tag team match alongside A.J. Styles and Jerry Lynn against the Flying Elvises. On June 26, 2002, he attempted to become the first X Division Champion. He would, though, eventually go on to win the title from Styles on August 2, 2002, but lost it two weeks later to Lynn. He would later form the Triple X faction with Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper that year and hold the NWA World Tag Team Championship twice, once each with Daniels and Skipper. When Daniels's greed for the X Division Championship initially forced Low Ki out of Triple X, Low Ki would go on to battle Daniels in Ultimate X, but his pursuit was unsuccessful. He would leave TNA in July 2004 to recover from an injury.

Japan (2002–2009)

Low Ki first made his trip to Japanmarker with Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE. It was in ZERO-ONE that Low Ki claimed his first singles title, the International Junior Heavyweight Championship, which he won from Leonardo Spanky on September 16, 2002. He held the title until August 31, 2003, when he lost it to Wataru Sakata.

Low Ki left ZERO-ONE in mid-2004 to join Pro Wrestling Noah, where he was instantly given a title shot against GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Yoshinobu Kanemaru, which he was unable to win. He later joined New Japan Pro Wrestling and joined Shinsuke Nakamura's stable RISE, replacing the injured Milano Collection A.T.. In his first match back, he suffered a knee injury, which required surgery. Low Ki returned to the promotion in September, defecting from RISE to join New Japan's main villainous faction, Great Bash Heel (GBH).

After joining GBH, he captured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from Tiger Mask IV on September 21, 2008 on NJPW's Circuit 2008 New Japan Generation tour. He subsequently lost it back to Tiger Mask on NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom III show in Tokyomarker on January 4, 2009. After losing the title, Low Ki made several appearances for Hustle.

Return to TNA (2006–2008)

At Lockdown, Christopher Daniels' mystery opponent was revealed to be the returning Low Ki, who wrestled under the name of Senshi (Japanese for "warrior"). Low-Ki didn't want to sign away the rights to his name Low Ki to TNA, so he was renamed.

Following Lockdown, Senshi wasn't seen in action for several weeks. Instead, he was built up with a series of vignettes hyping his background, training, and desire to dominate the X Division once more, hinting at the possibility of challenging the X Division Champion, the then undefeated Samoa Joe.

Senshi defeated Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, Shark Boy, and Sonjay Dutt at Slammiversary to become the number one contender to the X Division Championship. Senshi went on to become X Division Champion again on the June 22, 2006 episode of TNA Impact!, defeating Joe and Dutt after he pinned Dutt. He defended the title on several occasions against various opponents while also remaining undefeated for six months until he lost the title to Chris Sabin at Bound for Glory.

Senshi later feuded with Austin Starr. Their feud would continue until Lockdown in a Six Sides of Steel match, which he won. At Slammiversary, he teamed with Rhino to defeat The Latin American Xchange (LAX). At Victory Road, Senshi would go on to compete in a 10 Man Ultimate X Match, which he would lose. After the match, however, Triple X was reformed with Daniels, Senshi, and the returning Skipper. They would go on to win their reunion match on the July 19, 2007 edition of Impact! against Serotonin.

Triple X went on to face Lethal and Dutt and The Motor City Machineguns at Hard Justice in a losing effort. Skipper and Senshi also went on to face LAX at Bound for Glory in Ultimate X, ultimately losing.

During December 2007, it was reported that Senshi had submitted his resignation to TNA and he left the promotion shortly after. In 2008, Silvestry helped TNA during the development of its first ever video game by providing both voicing and motion capture for the game's protagonist, Suicide.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2008)

On January 5, 2008, Low Ki won the World Championship after defeating Bryan Danielson. However, he forfeited the championship due to injury, and a tournament to crown a new champion was held on February 24, 2008, which was won by Human Tornado.

He returned to wrestling for PWG's All Star Weekend 7 on August 30, 2008 where he was a part of a 4-way for the World Championship; the match also featured Eddie Kingston, Necro Butcher and Chris Hero. Hero won the match when he pinned Kingston. On November 1 and 2 in Burbank, Californiamarker, Low Ki defeated Roderick Strong, Masato Yoshino, Nigel McGuinness and the PWG World Champion Chris Hero to win the 2008 Battle of Los Angeles.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2009)

Low Ki appeared on the November 7, 2008 edition of SmackDown in a dark match, losing to then-WWE Tag Team Champion Primo. Since then, Low Ki wrestled and won a match against Trent Beretta at the Florida Championship Wrestling tapings on January 8. It was later announced on his official website that he had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.. He is currently wrestling under the name Kaval in Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's development territory. In January 2009 he took a hiatus from FCW due to a leg injury, which would keep him sidelined until late October. On November 24 Kaval defeated Paul Burchill in a dark match prior to the SmackDown / ECW tapings.

Controversy

Silverstry's attitude and conduct has come under scrutiny on several occasions. He was involved in a confrontation with Tammy Lynn Sytch in 2002 after he allegedly took her chair. Later the same year at an event in Connecticutmarker, Silverstry tried to inflict damage on his opponent, John Brooks. When Brooks retaliated, a fight broke out, and sources say they also had a fight in the parking lot. In 2004, The Blue Meanie claimed that Silverstry became belligerent and punched a door, damaging it in the process, during a dispute.

In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves




  • Signature moves








Championships and accomplishments





  • Future Wrestling Alliance
    • FWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


  • Impact Championship Wrestling
    • ICW Championship (1 time)




  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC Super Indies Championship (1 time)




  • Jersey Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Championship (1 time)
    • JCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mafia


  • Long Island Wrestling Federation
    • LIWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)






  • Premiere Wrestling Federation
    • PWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)






  • Pro Wrestling WORLD-1
    • WORLD-1 Openweight Championship (1 time)






  • USA Pro Wrestling
    • UXA Pro Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Xavier






  • Other titles
    • ICW (New Jersey) Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • MCW (Illinois) Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Airborne


1Low Ki defended the title with either Daniels or Skipper under the Freebird Rule

References

  1. http://www.low-ki.com/


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