Low Ki Re-Emerges as a Major International Star; Details

Nick Paglino

"After spending 2 years in The Land of Make Believe, it felt great to be back in the real world, where people can value true skill!"

So said perhaps the most controversial independent wrestler of the past decade, Low Ki, who spent two years in the WWE system as "Kaval."

The globally-respected cruiserweight (or "Junior Heavyweight" in Japan) returned to the spotlight during New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Northeast United States Tour last week, where "The World Warrior" scored a major victory by pinning Tiger Mask during a tag team match on the 1st night of the tour.

Ki teamed with former TNA standout Homicide to defeat Tiger Mask and the legendary Jushin "Thunder" Liger. At the 10:41 mark into the match, Ki pinned Tiger Mask after nailing a picture perfect Ki Crusher.

This, of course, puts him in line for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, which he proudly held as the 55th champion from September 2008 to January 2009. "It’s my goal to be champion again," Ki stated this afternoon, "I want to be a champion that goes down in history for bringing the most honor and prestige to the title! It’s the champion who makes the championship, not the other way around!"

To see exclusive photos of the Low Ki / Homicide vs Tiger Mask / Jushin Liger, head to http://heymanhustle.craveonline.com/articles/news/167101-low-ki.

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