WWE: 20 Worst Superstar Names Ever Given

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11. Kaval

Google gives us two distinct definitions of the word ‘Kaval’. In Estonian, the word means ‘sly’, and the noun ‘Kaval’ is used to describe a Turkish/Balkan flute.

Is either description worthy of describing a pro wrestler? Not likely.

The man known as Low Ki was renamed Kaval as part of the original NXT (back when it was all kinds of horrible). It was hard to get behind the character for many reasons: he was small (and WWE loathes small wrestlers), he had LayCool as his ‘pros’, and he was named after a flute, which is exactly what Michael McGillicutty said in a promo.

Not even winning NXT Season 2 could help this man get over. His name was like a ball and chain, preventing from moving forward or climbing any higher because it weighed him down.

Had he been given a better name, it’s likely he’d have enjoyed more success in WWE. In the early 2010s, the audience was shifting towards smaller wrestlers, which could’ve been a godsend for the man named Kaval. Of course, it didn’t help that the audience watching at the time was convinced that Kaval was named after a flute and found it hard to be interested in him after that.