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'''[=LowKi=]''' (real name Brandon Silvestry) is a former American professional wrestler that's worked primarily in the indies, most notably Wrestling/RingOfHonor, though his first break came from the Long Island Wrestling Federation when he won their Light Heavyweight title. He has also had turns in England's Frontier Wrestling Alliance and Wrestling/{{TNA}} as [=LowKi=], later [[GratuitousJapanese Senshi]] and Wrestling/{{WWE}} as Kaval. His last major run was working in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, where he is a three time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. As of June 2013, he has retired from wrestling to pursue a career in voice acting.

ThatOtherWiki has tons of information on his career, read about it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Ki here]].
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!!! "Warrior Tropes":
* {{Bathos}}: He stalks out to the ring in a manner reminiscent of Goldberg, but Goldberg is twice Low Ki's size.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though most of the time (as in the picture) he just kept it cut real close.
* BadassBaritone: [=LowKi=] is famous for his deep, resonant voice.
** VocalDissonance: To reiterate, he is a little smaller than most men with similar tones of voice.
* BilingualBonus: His TNA (second run) and WWE ring names, "Senshi" and "Kaval", are Japanese and Tagalog for "Soldier", respectively.
* BoastfulRap: Done on NXT, which became meme worthy.
* BrooklynRage: {{Defied| trope}}, or maybe not. Low Ki himself does not believe he embodies the trope and in fact works to make sure he does not. Other wrestlers still accuse him of playing it straight however.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: He threw a chair at Tammy Lynn Sytch (after she had taken off her shoe and hit him with it, was not a work either).
* CombinationAttack: Used his diving foot stomp with Homcide's vertebreaker to take out Jay Lethal.
* TheComicallySerious: ESPECIALLY during NXT and he had [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} [=LayCool=]]] as his "pro/s". His main interaction with them was standing there, silent, holding both copies of the WWE Women's Championship, while Michelle and Layla cranked up the [[TheDitz bubbly airhead]] factor.
* ConfusionFu: Has a very unorthodox wrestling style. He primarily uses a variety of chops and kicks, ''a lot of chops and kicks'', and his finishing move is a diving stomp, but he also has a bevy of suplexes, he also has a fantastic Phoenix Splash (corkscrew 450) and has won several matches by submission. He's a really well rounded wrestler.
* EccentricMentor: Homicide was the one who taught him how to wrestle and feuded with Wrestling/JimCornette in an attempt to get Low Ki reinstated into Ring Of Honor.
* FinishingStomp: His Warrior's Way/Ghetto Stomp FinishingMove, where he jumps halfway across the ring and lands on you. It was sometimes preceded by an uncharacteristically high pitched {{Kiai}}.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: In Japan, specifically claiming the wrestlers of Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1 did not respect him because of his [[TheNapoleon smaller than average size]] and lashed out at them for this perceived offense.
* FriendlyEnemy: To ICW Heavyweight Champion Ricky Reyes while Low Ki was TNA X Division Champion
* GamebreakingInjury: He retired from professional wrestling after receiving an abdominal injury in a match with [[TheGiant Akebono]]. Rumors of his retirement had been in circulation all year so perhaps it was merely the straw that broke the camel's back (belly).
* IHaveTheHighGround: While not the central part of his repertoire, outside of the Warrior's Way/Ghetto Stomp, his high flying offense was a central attraction for Ring Of Honor (actually, Low Ki's enemies Special K and Amazing Red were much more flippy).
* IKnowKarate: and aikido too.
* {{Jobber}}: His run with WWE, as Kaval, was this trope played disastrously straight. To a lesser extent, he was also a jobber when he [[BShow appeared on]] WWF ''Metal'' and ''Jakked'' but Low Ki looked ''better'' there, for the most part.
* LightningBruiser: Never mind his speed, ferocity and endurance, [=LowKi=] is deceptively strong, his Ki Krusher '99 involves lifting the opponent up as a fisherman suplex and dropping them right on their head.
* MaskedLuchador: Was the voice for Suicide for the TNA videogame.
* NoSell: On the independent wrestling scene, [=LowKi=] is booked as an extremely dominant wrestler that you can beat the crap out of, but because he's such a {{determinator}} {{badass}} he'll react with just a glare and a scowl.
* OddFriendship: On screen, Kaval was surprisingly tolerant of Laycool. Off screen, Low Ki did not have a many positive feelings regarding NXT but legitimately did enjoy working with Michelle and Layla.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: [=LowKi=] is a small wrestler, that doesn't stop him from tearing you to pieces with his chops and kicks. He was able to lift the larger Wrestling/{{Raven}} up to the top turn buckle, by the head, while standing behind him on the ring apron.
* PowerStable
** The Rottweilers with Ricky Reyes, Rocky Romero and Homicide. The other three campaigned to get Low Ki reinstated in ring of honor after Jim Cornette banned him for knocking out one of his teeth. He was also part of "RISE" with Shinsuke Nakamura, Giant Bernard, Travis Tomko, and, Hirooki Goto, Minoru, and Prince Devitt in New Japan.
** He would later betray RISE for "Great Bash Heel" with Giant Bernard, Rick fuller, Black Tiger, Karl Anderson, [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]] and Val Venis. He later joined Great Bash Heel's spiritual successor "Chaos" with Gedo, Jado and Rocky Romero.
* PowerTrio: Triple X in TNA with Christopher Daniels and Prime Time Elix Skipper. Also would attend Laycool during his time on NXT, even off of the show proper as a bystander.
* ProphecyTwist: An AccidentalPun but Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels of the Ring Of Honor prophecy stable declared he would never again wrestle Low Ki unless it was for the Ring Of Honor championship. After he bad mouthed Ring Of Honor to declare his permanent allegiance to TNA however, Daniels found himself scheduled to wrestle Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger, who decided to drop out and have Daniels face his substitute, ''Senshi''.
* RedBaron: "The World Warrior" in Chikara.
* RealSongThemeTune: Tupac's Realist Killaz.
* RivalTurnedEvil: He was this trope to Wrestling/SamoaJoe, they had started out friendly when Low Ki had his first successful title defense against Joe and shook his hand afterwards.
** SpitefulSpit: He spat on the Ring of Honor championship after returning to ROH to see that Samoa Joe won it while he was away from the company.
* TheScapegoat:
** After winning the second season of NXT due to public vote, Vince [=McMahon=] was furious that the audience voted for Kaval over his chosen winner, Alex Riley. He subsequently told the rest of the NXT 2 rookies to go out there and beat him down in what has become one of the worst moments in modern WWE history due to poor booking (The pros were given no direction, so were left questioning if they were supposed to run down & help) and an atrocious promo by Michael [=McGillicutt=]. Kaval was booked as a jobber for several months, before he asked for his release from the company.
** NJPW sponsors were upset that he had dressed as Agent 47 from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series for the January 4th Tokyo Dome show and threatened to pull their sponsorship. To appease them, NJPW had no choice but to release him shortly afterwards.
* SeriousBusiness: Wrestling is serious business for [=LowKi=], not only is he a stickler for {{kayfabe}}, but his character is always played straight.
* ShoutOut
** [=LowKi=] is a reference to the song "No Diggity".
** Wrestled the January 4th, 2013 Tokyo Dome show dressed as [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Agent 47]].
* SignatureMove: A cartwheel into a face kick called Tidal Crush. A kick to the back of a bent over opponent's head executed by stretching his leg upwards and letting it fall, followed by rubbing his bald head. An elevated cloverleaf he calls the Final Four. The Matrix dodge, The Bite of the Dragon (hanging inverted facelock), rolling wheel kick/rolling koppu kick, Black Magic (a shining wizard feint), and he is also somewhat known for using the Ki Crusher in Ring Of Honor and ZERO-ONE.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Though he is undeniably talented, many reports from the various indy promotions he has worked for has painted him as an egomaniac with a very high opinion of himself.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He was Kawal in FCW but then became Kaval.
* TakeThat: During his time on NXT, Kaval was given the challenge of rapping. The final line of the rap saw him declare "I'm the only reason for Total Nonstop Action".
* TokenGoodTeammate: When he was with Laycool.
* TrainingMontage: In a commercial for the [=Fight2BeFit=] facility.
* TournamentArc: At ECWA's fifth Super 8, Low Ki defeated [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson American Dragon]] in the finals. In APW's king of the indies tournament they met again in the finals and American Dragon won.
* UnderwearOfPower: Low Ki's usual wear, except with the Rottweilers. Kaval had pants in WWE.
* UngratefulBastard: The end of an era match he had with Sonjay Dutt in USA Pro is believed by many to be Low Ki's best match ever. Low Ki himself agrees it is one of his better matches or rather says he ''would'' if it had happened in a different promotion. This stance is part of the reason why a lot of people do not like him personally even if they are fans of his work.
* UrExample: Became the first ever Ring Of Honor champion, defeating Christopher Daniels, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Spanky]] and Doug Williams.
* WrestlingFamily: He has a cousin who wrestles as Monsta Mack and was also trained by Homicide.
* WrestlingPsychology: He is especially known to be good at working people over, making long term injuries or fatigue easier to sell, his matches with Samoa Joe in Ring Of Honor being a shining example. He is also known for being a fairly stiff worker.
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