KENTA



Height: 5'8"

Weight: 176 lbs

Real Name: Kenta Kobayashi

DOB: 3/12/1981

Hometown: Saitama, Japan

Other Names: Kenta Kobayashi(AJPW, NOAH)

Wrestler Since: 2000

Finishing Maneuver: KENTA Rush/Busaiku Knee Kick, Go To Sleep, Touch The Sky

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #173(2011), #132(2010), #74(2009), #97(2008), #45(2007), #36(2006), #65(2005)

Other Related Websites:
KENTA - Online World of Wrestling Bio
KENTA - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (53 - 26, 3 Draws, 1 NC)
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 9, '00) = Kenta Kobayashi was pinned by Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Differ Ariake (August 6, '00) = Kobayashi was forced to submit to Satoru Asako.
- NOAH Differ Ariake (September 15, '00) = Kobayashi lost to Kentaro Shiga.
- NOAH Great Voyage (December 23, '00) = Kobayashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeated Kishin Kawabata & Scorpio.
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (June '01) = Kobayashi lost in the first round to Takeshi Rikio. Yoshinobu Kanemaru won the tournament.
- NOAH 1st Anniversary Show (July 27, '01) = Kobayashi & Naomichi Marufuji fell to Superstar Steve & Scorpio.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (February 17, '02) = KENTA & Yasuhiro Suzuki defeated Terry Gordy Jr & Mohammad Yone.
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (May '02) = KENTA won over Kotaro Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, before losing in the finals to Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 23, '02) = KENTA pinned Kotaro Suzuki.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '03) = KENTA & Takashi Sugiura took down Takuma Sano & Kotaro Suzuki.
- NOAH Differ Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Tournament '03 (February) = KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kappa Kozou & the Great Takeru, then lost to the eventual winners, Ultimo Dragon & Yossino. KENTA & Suzuki earned third place by beating Mikami & Kudo.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 1, '03) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji beat Makoto Hashi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (June 6, '03) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji fell to Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura.
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Title Tournament (June '03) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Mitsuo Momota, Yoshihito Sasaki & Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and Jushin Thunder Liger & Takehiro Murahama to win the tournament.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 12, '03) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji stayed the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Champs, winning over Makoto Hashi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (November 1, '03) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji retained the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, taking down Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '04) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji kept the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Straps, defeating Wataru Inoue & El Samurai.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 6, '04) = KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Mitsuo Momota, & Yasuhiro Suzuki won over Ricky Marvin, Superstar Steve, Donovan Morgan, & Michael Modest.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 25, '04) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji, as the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Champs, lost to the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Tag-Team Champions, Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa.
- NOAH Departure '04 (July 10) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji retained the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles, beating Kendo Kashin & Takashi Sugiura.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 10, '04) = KENTA, Tamon Honda, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Daisuke Ikeda, Ricky Marvin, Mitsuo Momota, & Takashi Sugiura.
- NOAH Great Voyage '05 (January 8) = KENTA, Kotaro Suzuki, & Mohammad Yone fell to Yoshinari Ogawa, Ricky Marvin, & Suwa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 5, '05) = KENTA, Ricky Marvin, & Low-Ki were beaten by Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Takashi Sugiura, & Suwa.
- NOAH Differ Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Tournament '05 (May) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Iifushi Kota & Kudo, Kaz Hayashi & Leonardo Spanky, and Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka to win the tournament.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 24, '05) = KENTA won, via DQ, over Suwa.
- NOAH Destiny '05 (July 18) = KENTA won the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title, defeating Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Second Great Voyage (September 18, '05) = KENTA stayed the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, fighting to a No-Contest with Suwa. Later on, KENTA defended the title again, this time pinning Suwa.
- NOAH Third Great Voyage (November 5, '05) = KENTA & Katsuyori Shibata lost to the NOAH GHC Tag-Team Champs, Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 22, '06) = KENTA retained the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title, defeating Naomichi Marufuji.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 5, '06) = KENTA fell to Kenta Kobashi.
- RoH Best In The World (March 25, '06) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Bryan Danielson & Samoa Joe.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 23, '06) = KENTA kept the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Strap, taking down Taiji Ishimori.
- RoH In Your Face (June 17, '06) = KENTA won a "Non-Title Three Way" Match over Bryan Danielson and Samoa Joe.
- RoH Throwdown (June 23, '06) = KENTA took down Roderick Strong.
- RoH Chi-Town Struggle (June 24, '06) = KENTA defeated Austin Aries.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (July 16, '06) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji fought to a 30-Minute Draw with Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio.
- RoH Time To Man Up (August 4, '06) = KENTA & Davey Richards were beaten by the Briscoes.
- RoH Fight of the Century (August 5, '06) = KENTA won over Davey Richards.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 9, '06) = KENTA & Katsuyori Shibata took down Go Shiosaki & Akira Taue.
- RoH Glory By Honor V, Night 1 (September 15, '06) = KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated the Briscoes.
- RoH Glory By Honor V, Night 2 (September 16, '06) = KENTA lost to the RoH World Heavyweight Champion, Bryan Danielson.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (October 29, '06) = KENTA lost to the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, Naomichi Marufuji.
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Title Tournament (October/December '06) = KENTA & Akitoshi Saito lost in the first round to Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama. Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone won the tournament.
- RoH Honor Reclaims Boston (November 3, '06) = KENTA & Davey Richards lost to Austin Aries & Roderick Strong.
- RoH The Bitter End (November 4, '06) = KENTA defeated Matt Sydal.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (December 10, '06) = KENTA, Takeshi Rikio, & Mohammed Yone won over Takuma Sano, Minoru Suzuki, & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 21, '07) = KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, & Takeshi Rikio defeated Minoru Suzuki, Yoshihiro Takayama, & Suwa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 4, '07) = KENTA lost to the RoH World Heavyweight Champion, Takeshi Morishima.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 28, '07) = KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, & Mohammed Yone beat Daniel Cross, Bryan Danielson, & Ted DiBiase Jr.
- RoH Born Again (May 11, '07) = KENTA took down Delirious.
- RoH Respect Is Earned (May 12, '07) = KENTA & Nigel McGuinness fell to Bryan Danielson & Takeshi Morishima.
- RoH United We Stand (June 22, '07) = KENTA defeated Rocky Romero.
- RoH Driven (June 23, '07) = KENTA took down Bryan Danielson.
- NOAH NTV Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Cup (July '07) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori won the cup.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (July 15, '07) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Kota Ibushi & Naomichi Marufuji.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 9, '07) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Atsushi Aoki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (October 27, '07) = KENTA, Go Shiosaki, & Akira Taue took down Ricky Marvin, Takuma Sano, & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- RoH Glory By Honor VI, Night 1 (November 2, '07) = KENTA & Mitsuharu Misawa fought to a 30-Minute Draw with Naomichi Marufuji & Takeshi Morishima.
- RoH Glory By Honor VI, Night 2 (November 3, '07) = KENTA lost to the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Champion, Mitsuharu Misawa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (December 2, '07) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori fell to Eddie Edwards & Yoshinari Ogawa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 2, '08) = KENTA, Tamon Honda, & Kenta Kobashi defeated Atsushi Aoki, Takuma Sano, & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- Dragon Gate The Gate of Generation (March 20, '08) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori won the NOAH GHC Junior Tag-Team Titles, beating Shingo Takagi & BxB Hulk.
- Dragon Gate Dead or Alive (May 5, '08) = KENTA pinned Naruki Doi.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (July 18, '08) = KENTA fell to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NOAH NTV Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team League '08 (August/September) = KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kotaro Suzuki in the finals to win the league.
- RoH The Tokyo Summit (September 14, '08) = KENTA & Koba Ibushi fought to a 35-Minute Draw with Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima.
- NOAH The Tournament '08 (December) = KENTA beat Akira Taue, then fell to the eventual winner, Akitoshi Saito.
- RoH Steel City Clash (March 20, '09) = KENTA & El Generico defeated Nigel McGuinness & Davey Richards.
- RoH 7th Anniversary Show (March 21, '09) = KENTA lost to the RoH World Heavyweight Champion, Nigel McGuinness.
- RoH Supercard of Honor IV (April 3, '09) = KENTA retained the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title, beating Davey Richards.
- RoH Take No Prisoners '09 (April 4) = KENTA & Tyler Black defeated Austin Aries & Katsuhiko Nakajima.
- RoH Violent Tendancies (June 26, '09) = KENTA & Roderick Strong lost to the RoH World Tag-Team Champions, the American Wolves.
- RoH End Of An Age (June 27, '09) = KENTA beat Tyler Black.

Title Summary:
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Naomichi Marufuji (7/16/2003 - 6/05/2005)
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion (7/18/2005 - 6/04/2006)
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Taiji Ishimori (3/20/2008 - 7/13/2008)
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/13/2008 - 2/11/2009)
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion(3) (3/01/2009 - 10/30/2009)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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