Growing up, a vocal change drew attention, sort of. And teasing began while on the Fort Hamilton Youth basketball team. It continued all throughout high school.

 

Because of this, a self imposed, 3 year vow of silence would redirect his attention from teasing to training. The Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling were both introduced by training with members of his family. These two new disciplines would become very influential pieces to his future.

 

While performing as a part of the motion capture team for "TNA Impact! The Video Game", the former two time TNA X Division champion was recruited by Midway Studios Creative Director and video game industry pioneer, Sal DiVita, for another opportunity. During production, DiVita organized a special conference call audition. This landed "The World Warrior" his very first voice acting role, as the game's lead character, and would go on to be heard on Playstation 2, Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii home game consoles.

As his Professional Wrestling career expanded throughout the global market with World Wrestling Entertainment, the WWE's NXT Breakout Star would gain further encouragement from squared circles legendary play by play announcer, WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross.

 

This martial practitioner at America's Finest Aikido Academy,  Niseido Ju Jitsu - Bay Ridge Dojo and Gracie Fighter Tampa,  became professionally licensed for wrestling by the New York State Athletic Commision in 1998. Adopting the name "LOW-KI", this firm believer in "actions speak louder than words" allowed his athletic gifts to do all the talking necessary, earning over 30 career championships, Hall of Fame induction and be regarded by "The King of Sports",  New Japan Pro Wrestling,  as the "modern day Pro-Wrestler".