Low Ki

Birthdate: September 6th, 1979
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Debut: October 10th, 1998
Background: Trained by Jim Kettner
Promotion History: Zero-1 MAX (2002 to 2004), NOAH (2004 to 2006), and New Japan (2008 to present)
Alliances: GBH
Ring Attire:  Long tights, various colors
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: None
Current Title Held: None

Championship History

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship:
- Defeated Tiger Mask on 9/21/08 and lost to Tiger Mask on 1/4/09

NWA/UPW/ZERO-ONE International Junior Heavyweight Championship:
- Defeated Leonardo Spanky on 9/16/02 and lost to Wataru Sakata on 8/31/03

NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship with Leonardo Spanky:
- Defeated Ikuto Hidaka and Dick Togo on 2/19/04 and lost to Ishii and Takaiwa on 6/4/04

Signature Moves:
- Black Magic
- Bite of the Dragon
- Cartwheel Somersault Tope Suicida
- Dragon Clutch
- Ki Krusher '99
- Rolling Koppou Kick
- Running Ki Krusher
- Tidal Crush
- Tidal Wave

2005 Recap:
Low Ki wrestled in most of the tours for NOAH in 2005, but also wrestled actively in America during that time. His biggest match of the summer was on August 27th, when he would team with Richard Slinger to challenge Kanemaru and Sugiura for the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. They would come up short, however, as Slinger would fall to an Olympic Slam. Low Ki would get another chance at a title when he challenged KENTA in December for the Jr. Heavyweight Championship, but again he would fail in his quest to win NOAH gold.

2006 Recap:
Low Ki generally kept a low profile in 2006. He did well in the ring but he did not have any title shots or important singles matches. He did defeat Kotaro Suzuki in a singles match, but it did not lead to anything afterwards. Low Ki took part in the Jr. Heavyweight Battle Royal on June 3rd, but Takashi Sugiura won. Soon after that, Low Ki signed a contract with TNA Wrestling.

2007 Recap:
Low Ki was under contract with TNA Wrestling in 2007. He did wrestle in New Japan during the fall, but it was as part of a talent exchange between the two promotions.

2008 Recap:
At the start of 2008, Low Ki turned his notice in to TNA Wrestling and became a full time member of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Unfortunately, in his very first match in New Japan as a contracted wrestler on February 2nd he would injure his knee, which would require surgery. Low Ki would miss half the year before making his return on September 7th. He didn't waste any time making an impact, as on September 21st he defeated Tiger Mask for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Low Ki successfully defended the title once for the remainder of the year, defeating Taguchi on December 7th.

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