[Kenta Kobashi Gallery]
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Wrestler: Kenta Kobashi
Real Name: Kenta Kobashi
Birthday: March 27, 1967
Hometown: Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' 2" - 260 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: Feburary 26, 1988
Previous Gimmicks: "Orange Crush"
Finishing Move: Lariat
Favorite Moves: Moonsault
Burning Hammer
Orange Crush
Corner Powerbomb
Half-Nelson Suplex
Diamond Head
Rolling Back Chop
Notable Feuds: Mitsuharu Misawa

  • AJPW Triple Crown title (2);
  • Unified World Tag Team titles (5);
  • All-Asian Tag Team titles (4);
  • GHC title;

  • Kenta Kobashi formed a team with Patriot & Johnny Ace known as "GET" or Global Energy Team..
  • Kenta Kobashi was a member of the All Japan stable "Burning"..
  • June 11, 1998: Kenta Kobashi defeated Toshiaki Kawada for the All-Japan Triple Crown..
  • Kenta Kobashi is most known for his great "Triple Crown Championship" matches against Mitsuharu Misawa..
  • Kenta Kobashi combines all wrestling styles to create his own very unique "stiff" style of power, technical & risk taker..
  • Kenta Kobashi has also used one of the most devastating moves in wrestling, the "Burning Hammer"..
  • 2001: Kenta Kobashi had five knee operations and returned to the ring after 13 months of rehabing the injury..
  • September 10, 2004: Kenta Kobashi retained the GHC title over Akira Taue at Budokan Hall ..
  • March 5, 2005: Takeshi Rikio defeated Kenta Kobashi's to end Kobashi's two year reign as GHC heavyweight champion..
  • May 31, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • September 24, 2005--World League Wrestling: Kenta Kobashi defeated Wade Chism (WLW Champion) in a non-title match..
  • October 1, 2005 - Ring of Honor: Kenta Kobashi defeated Samoa Joe in the best match in the history of Ring of Honor..
  • October 2, 2005 - Ring of Honor: Kenta Kobashi & Homicide defeated Low Ki & Samoa Joe..
  • November 12, 2005--Universal Uproar: Jun Akiyama & Doug Williams defeated Go Shiozaki & Kenta Kobashi..
  • November 18 2005--NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga..
  • November 20, 2005--NOAH: Bison Smith & Low Ki defeated Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga..
  • November 21, 2005--NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Akira Taue defeated Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi ..
  • November 22, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/Go Shiosaki
  • November 23, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & KENTA beat Scorpio & Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • November 24, 2005--NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki..
  • November 26, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Kentaro Shiga beat Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu & SUWA..
  • November 27, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa/Akira Taue beat KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji/Mushiking Terry ..
  • November 29, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuhari Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/KENTA..
  • December 4, 2005--NOAH: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Kenta Kobashi & Junji Izumida..
  • December 25, 2005: Kenta Kobashi won "Best ROH Legend" and co-won "ROH Match of the Year" on the 2005 OWW.com Awards..
  • January 22, 2006--NOAH: Akebono & Takeshi Rikio defeated Kenta Kobashi & Jun Izumida...
  • May 4, 2006--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda beat Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Morishima to win the GHC Tag Team titles..
  • June 2006: Kenta Kobashi (aged 39) was hospitolized after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in Tokyo, Japan..
  • July 5, 2006: Kenta Kobashi underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his kidney in Tokyo..