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Some new details on Kaval’s release from WWE

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WWE releasing Kaval (Brandon Silvestry) yesterday came as a surprise to a number of higher-ups within the company and the continued talk is that it was more his decision to leave. As noted earlier, the company appeared to have made a decision where they didn’t have big plans for his character and it led to frustration on his end. The Wrestling Observer is also reporting that WWE will release those who ask for it without attempting to keep them around due to the feeling that TNA offers them no competition, which is a much different feeling from just one year ago. He will return to the indy scene quite quickly under his “Low Ki” moniker and has confirmed another booking with ICW (Impact Championship Wrestling) on January 28 in Queens, NY against The Amazing Red.

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24 Responses

  1. Danny says:

    He should go to ROH and then go to TNA with Shelton and Haas.

  2. haidar says:

    absolutly discraceful

    shame on you wwe

  3. Sean B says:

    xXx. Just sayin

  4. steve says:

    xXx hell ya.

  5. Hipnosis says:

    TNA offers no competition?….of course CAUSE YOU BURIED WCW…YOU BURIED ECW…and anyone TNA made a star that tried their hand in WWE YOU BURIED THEM TOO!

  6. Matthew says:

    He’s better off in the Indy’s. He’ll get the proper respect he deserves. Ring of Honor is getting big so when the time is right, he’ll go back to there or TNA. Personally, I wouldn’t go to TNA until Hogan and Bischoff are gone. But that doesn’t seem likely.

    It still bugs me that WWE has so many people on the creative team, and they couldn’t think of a simple feud or story line for Kaval? And I agree, xXx sounds good.

  7. Troy says:

    he was bad no mic skills

  8. sonia says:

    Some of you kill me you blame the WWE for a guys asking fro his release. Dude should have been patience. I’ll agree he’s a talent, but he’s not top talent, nor will he ever be. Where ever he goes he’ll always be just okay. He’ll never be huge. That’s just the way it is for him. Too much ego for someone with not enough talent.

  9. Ali says:

    He’s known for being difficult backstage. Could that be a reason for WWE not having big plans for him? How can you have “BIG” plans for a guy if you cannot trust that he is not going to be a problem behind the scenes?

  10. Chris says:

    I thought he was on the rise after the IC title match, but I guess not.

  11. Aaron says:

    Kaval has skills on the mic= a-lot better than people like Mcintyre and Ziggler and they’re still with the company. Sonia, talks about “too much ego with not enough talent”… Ziggler was worse when he first started wrestling. The guy was going from the last survivor of the spirit squad to a cheap knock off of Val Venus. But since everything went PG, he got his gimmick changed. Ziggler is a good wrestler. he did deserve the I.C title. But not to have held it for this long. but when it comes to the mic, his promos looks like he’s reading from a teleprompter. Same thing with Mcntyre. This whole story of him trying to get with Kelly Kelly looks like a soap opera that’s ten notches below the ones you’d watch on public access. It’s sad when they tape smack-down they audio track boos. When ever somethings live there’s nothing. no boos, not even any cheers.
    I blame WWE for this too. The reason why Kaval won NXT S2 is because of fans supporting him with the online votes. So they take someone the fans like and just make him a jobber? It’s a load of bull.

  12. Matthew says:

    Arron, a lot of what you say is true man. But remember the guy did ask for his own release. Sonia is right about him having little patience. He’s only been on Smack-down for a month and a half. He was already over with fans. He just needed to wait more. If he had, he might have been a future I.C champion.

  13. Thaddeus says:

    I agree with what everyone is saying kaval is one of the most talented wrestlers in the world and he has one of the biggest fan bases but people have to remember that the highest he’s ever been is midcard. I tried to see him winning the i.c. or world championship but when you really see it he wouldnt be right with neither of em. Even in tna they could barely find anything to do with him. He wasn’t that good on the mic and had a lot of ego for nothing. To me it would be best for him to stay off the mainstream and stay with indy.

  14. -Jay- says:

    I kept thinking Kai En Tai “INDEED!” when Kaval spoke…WWE writers really lack creativity and having Drew squashing was another idiotic move…TNA isn’t competition they are struggling to remain relevant.

  15. Agent Cooper says:

    Patience? Why should he have patience when he’s flat-out told that the WWE has absolutely no plans for him? He’s supposed to accept being a jobber and like it? The fact that he asked for his release doesn’t change the fact that he did it because they were never going to use him as anything other than a jobber.

  16. sonia says:

    He has to wait his time. Should he come in and be main event status because he has a little bit of talent? Dude has no mic skills, no patience. I don’t blame the WWE for getting rid of someone who thinks he’s entitled because he had some fan support. He reminds me of the other half of the rockers who didn’t make it so big. If he waited it out he wouldn’t be a jobber. What ever happened to paying your dues. Ziggler did and now he’s soomething. Kaval is nothing and never will be. Sorry to be the voice of reason, but he brought this on himself.

  17. tommy says:

    just another ereason nxt fails as kaval was a winner of a season now just like daniel puder won a season of a former wwe program that ret8urns next month. and then you haver maven another winner but everyone knows what happened with maven and his undertaker relationship. and with nxt onli9ne it really sucks big donkey dong nuts

  18. Danny Cause says:

    That is typical WWE all over. “erm yeah, we’ve got nothing for you. We know you’re talented but don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

    While they never run out of crap for Cena.

  19. Nick says:

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks Kaval should have had “patience” waiting for a storyline after winning NXT season 2. After two months, all he’s done is job in every match but one.

    Compare that to the push NXT season 1 winner received, and I could definitely understand why “having no storyline” would be enough for someone to ask to leave. Especially on a program as desperate for a solid midcard storyline as Smackdown. How many weeks of Santino & Koslov vs Chavo & ??? do we need?

  20. Matthew Christopher Maida says:

    Kaval cannot be blamed for his wanting release, nor for having a lack of patience. The man is a great wrestling talent who has been in the business a long time. Just because he went through the farm fed of the WWE doesn’t make him a newcomer straight out of no where, he is not your classic 1980s jobber.

    It is obvious though they couldn’t shoot him directly to the top, with all his talent and innovation in the ring he doesn’t have alot of National exposure.. The point when he was on TNA as Low Ki and Senshi I believe you still have to pay per view each show. Beyond that indi’s where you smark wrestling fan would know him, but the general crowd would not. S0 in that aspects the WWE couldn’t put him onto a major title hunt, specifically for the disbelief his character would have taking on someone larger like say Kane for the World title. Ziggler was more his size and so the match was belivable. Makes me wonder though why don’t they reinstate the cruiserweight or light heavyweight title.

    And lets get this straight, this is Not the man’s first time with the WWE, he has been there before working the farm fed and doing matches for them on Velocity and Heat. What the WWE will miss out is probably Kaval vs Rey Mystero. that would have been a classic.

  21. Vayne13 says:

    I agree that not seeing Rey Mysterio vs. Kaval is very disappointing. However, I don’t see the point in asking for a release just because you’re paid to lose every week. Last I checked, wrestling’s fake. If the WWE is paying you good money to job to Dolph Ziggler or Drew McIntyre, and you get paid ten times more than you would have on the independent circuit, just shut up and take the money.

    Kaval was huge on the independent circuit, but in the WWE or TNA, he most likely would have never reached the top. Without a Cruiserweight Division, Kaval was destined to be a jobber until the WWE was finished with him.

    I have a crappy job, but I don’t get bent out of shape and quit because I’m not promoted to management. Kaval just should have done what was asked of him and earn his dues in “sports entertainment”, because there are hundreds of wrestlers that would have killed to be in his position.

  22. King Tony says:

    People, are you reading?

    The article says they had no BIG plans for him, so he wanted out.

    How many people does WWE actually have BIG plans for? Hell they don’t even have big plans for the Big Show right now, you don’t see him walking out.

    Straight answer: The guy was going to be mid-card for a little bit, he thought he should be higher up so he walked. Dude’s done it before.

  23. joe andrews says:

    way i see it , no big plans for the winner of nxt who was majorly popular with the audience because they new his background , i think he shouldnt of been squashed in every match , he’s been trying ot get in the wwe for 10 years n when he does , they bury him … poor guy , i would of walked too , sometimes it’s not about the money , its about working your arse off and getting norwhere , fair play to him for walking!

  24. Drew says:

    I’m still upset to see him go, but I’m looking forward to that match with Amazing Red.

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