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KENTA
KENTA
Biographical information
Real name:

Kenta Kobayashi

Height:

174 cm (5 ft 9 in)

Weight:

81 kg (179 lb)

Born:

March 12, 1981
Soka, Saitama, Japan

Wrestling information
Names:

KENTA

Billed from:

Japan

Trained by:

All Japan Pro Wrestling
Kenta Kobashi
Yoshihiro Takayama

Wrestling debut:

2000

Currently:

Pro Wrestling NOAH

Ring of Honor
Debut:

Final Battle 2005
December 17, 2005

No. of apperances:

18

Departure:

The Tokyo Summit
September 14, 2008

Full Impact Pro
Debut:

N/A

SHIMMER Women Athletes
Deubt:

N/A

Kenta Kobayashi (born March 12, 1981 in Soka, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler better known by his ring name, KENTA. KENTA was one of the final students of the All Japan Pro Wrestling dojo before the breakaway of Pro Wrestling NOAH, where he has competed for the past eight years. Having studied kickboxing since an early age, KENTA offense consists of several hard strikes.

In 2006, KENTA had an “extended stay” in the American independent promotion Ring of Honor, and has appeared on and off for them ever since.

CareerEdit

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing and signature moves
    • Go 2 Sleep
    • Busaiku Knee Kick (Running dropkick-style high knee strick)
    • Octopus stretch
    • Bridging German suplex
    • Bridging Tiger suplex
    • Cloverleaf
    • Death valley driver
    • Falcon Arrow
    • Leg hook brainbuster
    • Neckbreaker
    • Running boot
    • Scoop powerslam
    • Springboard dropkick
    • Top rope crow armbar twisted into a frankensteiner
    • Tornado DDT
    • Triangle choke
    • Turnbuckle powerbomb
  • Theme music
    • "What Time Is It?" – Ill Harmonics

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Tokyo Sports Grand Prix
    • Best Bout (2006) – vs. Naomichi Marufuji (October 29, 2006)
  • Wrestling Observer
    • Tag Team of the Year (2003, 2004) – with Naomichi Marufuji
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2006, 2007) – Go 2 Sleep

ReferencesEdit

External linkEdit

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