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[KENTA Gallery]
[Japanese Wrestlers Gallery]
Wrestler: KENTA
Real Name: Kenta Kobayashi
Birthday: March 12, 1981
Hometown: Saitama, Japan
Marital Status: 5'8" - 176 lbs
Height & Weight:
Trained by: All Japan dojo
Debut: May 24, 2000
Previous Gimmicks: Kenta Kobayashi
Finishing Move: Busaiku Knee Kick
Go-To-Sleep (Fireman's Carry Knee Strike)
Favorite Moves: Tiger Suplex Hold
Fishermans Buster
Rolling Backchop
High Kick flurry
German Suplex Hold
Springboard Dropkick
Running Busaiku Knee Kick
Flying Busaiku Knee Kick
Death Valley Driver
Super Inverted Fishermanbuster
Running Springboard Falcon Arrow
Huracanrana into Jujigatame
Turnbuckle Powerbomb
Alley Oop
Inverted Go 2 Sleep
Tornado DDT Ring Rope Drop
Notable Feuds:

  • (NOAH) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Naomichi Marufuji ();
  • (NOAH) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team title Tournament w/Naomichi Marufuji (2003);
  • (NOAH) GHC Junior Heavyweight title defeating Yoshinobu Kanemaru (July 18, 2005);

  • Kenta Kobayashi made his debut in All Japan, but before he could start, he joined Mitsuharu Misawa's NOAH promotion..
  • Kenta Kobayashi started using real name, but later changed it to KENTA (as not to be confused with Kenta Kobashi)..
  • KENTA was made a disciple of Kenta Kobashi's "BURNING" group when NOAH was first created..
  • October 14, 2002: KENTA & Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga won a 1-Day Six Man Tag Team Tournament..
  • May 31, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • June 5, 2005--NOAH: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura beat Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA to win the GHC Jr. Tag Titles..
  • July 5, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Kotaro Suzuki..
  • July 18, 2005--NOAH: KENTA defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight title..
  • September 24, 2005--World League Wrestling: Superstar Steve Fender & Jason Bates defeated Dakota & KENTA
  • December 10, 2005--World League Wrestling: KENTA defeated Ace Steel to retain the GHC Junior title in an excellent match
  • December 17, 2005 - ROH: KENTA defeated Low Ki to retain NOAH's GHC Junior title..
  • January 22, 2006--NOAH: KENTA defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 29:00 to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight title..
  • March 25, 2006 - Ring of Honor: KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji beat American Dragon & Samoa Joe in an International Dream match..
  • May 4, 2006--NOAH: Takashi Sugiura defeated KENTA to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight title in Sapporo, Japan...
  • June 17, 2006 - ROH: KENTA defeated Samoa Joe and American Dragon in a 3-WAY ROH Classic..
  • June 23, 2006 - ROH: KENTA defeated Roderick Strong in a stiff match as expected..
  • June 24, 2006 - ROH: KENTA defeated Austin Aries with the Go To Sleep in an ROH Classic..
  • August 4, 2006 - Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeated KENTA & Davey Richards..
  • August 5, 2006 - ROH: KENTA defeated Davey Richards in a Match of the Year Contender..
  • September 15, 2006 - Ring of Honor: KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated The Briscoe Brothers..
  • September 16, 2006 - Ring of Honor: American Dragon defeated KENTA in 40 minutes to retain the ROH World title!
  • October 29, 2006: Naomichi Marufuji defeated KENTA to retain the GHC Geavyweight title at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
  • November 3, 2006 - Ring of Honor: Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated KENTA & Davey Richards..
  • November 4, 2006 - Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Matt Sydal with the Go-To-Sleep..
  • ~~~After the match, Samoa Joe slapped KENTA and told him to take that message back to Kenta Kobashi in Japan..
  • March 4, 2007: Takeshi Morishima defeated KENTA to retain the Ring of Honor title in a Japan at Budokan Hall..
  • April 1, 2007 - NOAH: Bryan Danielson, Joe Legend and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Ippei Ota...
  • April 3, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Bison Smith and Daniel Cross...
  • April 4, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA defeated Ted DiBiase Jr...
  • April 6, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Akira Taue and Masao Inoue...
  • April 7, 2007 - NOAH: Mohammed Yone and KENTA defeated Joe Legend and Ted DiBiase Jr...
  • April 8, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson and Daniel Cross...
  • April 10, 2007 - NOAH: Takuma Sano, Naomichi Marufuji and Takashi Sugiura defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Go Shiosaki...
  • April 12, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Ricky Marvin defeated Bison Smith, Bryan Danielson and Daniel Cross...
  • April 14, 2007 - NOAH: Bison Smith, Bryan Danielson and Ricky Marvin defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Atsushi Aoki...
  • April 15, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson and Joe Legend...
  • April 16, 2007 - NOAH: Yoshihiro Takayama, Takuma Sano and Takashi Sugiura defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Go Shiosaki...
  • April 17, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Joe Legend and Daniel Cross...
  • April 20, 2007 - NOAH: Jun Akiyama, Takeshi Rikio and Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Makoto Hashi...
  • April 23, 2007 - NOAH: Takuma Sano, Naomichi Marufuji and Takashi Sugiura defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Shuhei Taniguchi...
  • April 24, 2007 - NOAH: Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino defeated KENTA and Ippei Ota...
  • May 11, 2007 - Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Delirious in a NOAH vs ROH match..
  • May 12, 2007 - Ring of Honor: American Dragon & Takeshi Morishima defeated KENTA & Nigel McGuiness...
  • May 17, 2007 - NOAH: Jun Akiyama, Takeshi Rikio and Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • May 19, 2007 - NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Mushiking Terry defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • May 21, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Takeshi Rikio and Ippei Ota...
  • May 22, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Mohammed Yone and Go Shiosaki...
  • May 24, 2007 - NOAH: D-Lo Brown, Buchanan and Eddie Edwards defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • May 27, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Takeshi Morishima and Shuhei Taniguchi...
  • May 29, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Naomichi Marufuji and Go Shiosaki...
  • May 30, 2007 - NOAH: Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone and Tsutomu Hirayanagi defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Ippei Ota...
  • May 31, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito and KENTA defeated Takeshi Rikio and Ippei Ota...
  • June 3, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA defeated Go Shiosaki...
  • June 7, 2007 - NOAH Fan Night 6 Man Tag Team Tournament: From Tokyo, Japan...
  • ~~~Round One: KENTA, Kotaro Suzuki and Ricky Marvin defeated Junji Izumida, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Taiji Ishimori...
  • ~~~Semi Final: Naomichi Marufuji, Go Shiosaki and Ippei Ota defeated KENTA, Kotaro Suzuki and Ricky Marvin...
  • June 8, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated TAKA Michinoku and KAZMA...
  • June 22, 2007 - Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Rocky Romero (After the match: Davey Richards turned on KENTA!)..
  • June 23, 2007 - Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson in the main event..
  • June 30, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA participated in an NTV Cup Battle Royal...
  • July 1, 2007 - NOAH: Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone and Makoto Hashi defeated Takuma Sano, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • July 2, 2007 - NOAH: Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone and Ricky Marvin defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • July 3, 2007 - NOAH: Kotaro Suzuki and Ricky Marvin vs. KENTA and Taiji Ishimori went to a draw (30:00) when the time limit expired...
  • July 6, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori vs. Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe went to a draw (30:00) when the time limit expired...
  • July 7, 2007 - NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Shuhei Taniguchi defeated Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori...
  • July 8, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone and Tsutomu Hirayanagi...
  • July 10, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori vs. Bryan Danielson and Davey Richards went to a draw (30:00) when the time limit expired...
  • July 11, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Rocky Romero and Atsushi Aoki...
  • July 12, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Masao Inoue, Mushiking Terry and Ricky Marvin...
  • July 13, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Atsushi Aoki...
  • July 15, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Naomichi Marufuji and Kota Ibushi...
  • August 12, 2007 - NOAH:Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Naomichi Marufuji, Takashi Sugiura and Makoto Hashi...
  • August 14, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Takuma Sano and Ippei Ota...
  • August 15, 2007 - NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Tamon Honda, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Go Shiosaki...
  • August 19, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA, Taiji Ishimori and Rocky Romero defeated Kotaro Suzuki, Ricky Marvin and Ippei Ota...
  • August 20, 2007 - NOAH: KENTA and Taiji Ishimori defeated Kotaro Suzuki and Atsushi Aoki...