Pro Wrestler Profile - Kenta Kobashi

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Kenta Kobashi (小橋 建太)
Ring Names
  • Kenta Kobashi ( February 26, 1988 - Present)
Height 6 ft 1 in (186 cm)
Weight
  • 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born March 27, 1967 (age 55)
Birth Place Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Billed From
  • Japan ( February 26, 1988 - May 11, 2013)
Nicknames Absolute Champion; Iron Man; Mr. Pro Wrestling; Orange Crush; The Perfect Wrestler

Career History

Roles
  • Promoter ( June 8, 2014 - Present)
  • Wrestler ( April 2, 1988 - May 11, 2013)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH August 5, 2000 May 11, 2013
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW April 2, 1988 July 20, 2000
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face April 2, 1988 May 11, 2013
Images
Mar 2009
Mar 2009
Mar 2003
Mar 2003
Jul 2002
Jul 2002
Jan 2002
Jan 2002
Jun 1999
Jun 1999
May 1992
May 1992
Aug 1989
Aug 1989
Apr 1988
Apr 1988
Finishers
  • Burning Lariat - High-impact short-range lariat ( April 2, 1988 - May 11, 2013)
  • Orange Crush - Vertical suplex powerbomb ( April 2, 1988 - May 11, 2013)
  • Diving Moonsault ( April 2, 1988 - May 11, 2013)
  • Burning Hammer - Inverted Death Valley driver ( October 24, 1998 - March 5, 2006)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Blazin'" by K.A.Z. - Single ( January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2005)
  • Theme Song "Grand Sword (V3)" by Osami Suzuki - Single ( January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999)
  • Theme Song "Grand Sword (V2)" by Osami Suzuki - Single ( August 25, 1998 - July 20, 2000)
  • Theme Song "Grand Sword (V1)" by Osami Suzuki - Single ( January 1, 1998 - August 24, 1998)
  • Theme Song "Sniper" by Masaki Katsubara - Single ( January 1, 1992 - December 31, 1997)
  • Theme Song "Sniper (with Color of Your Smile intro" by Masaki Katsubara - Single ( January 1, 1989 - December 31, 1991)

Titles & Accomplishments

Titles Won

All Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 4 All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 with Tiger Mask II/Mitsuhara Misawa, 2 with Johnny Ace, 1 with Tsuyoshi Kikuchi)
  • 3 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
  • 6 World Tag Team Championship (2 with Mitsuhara Misawa, 2 with Johnny Ace, 2 with Jun Akiyama)

Pro Wrestling Noah

  • 1 GHC Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship
  • 2 GHC Tag Team Championship (with Tamon Honda)
Other Accomplishments
  • 4° in PWI 500 (1996, 2000, 2004)
  • 33° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
  • 6° in PWI Years Tag Teams (2003 with Mitsuhara Misawa)
  • AJPW Champion Carnival (2000)
  • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal (1993)
  • AJPW One Night Six Man Tag Team Tournament (1999 with Jun Akiyama and Kentaro Shiga)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League (1993–1995 with Mitsuharu Misawa, 1998 and 1999 with Jun Akiyama)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fresh Award (1991) – with Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (1997 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 10/21)
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (1998 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 10/31)
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2003 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 03/01)
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2004 - vs. Jun Akiyama on 07/10)
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2005 - vs. Kensuke Sasaki on 07/18)
  • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2007 - with Yoshihiro Takiyama vs. Mitsuhara Misawa and Jun Akiyama on 12/02)
  • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1996)
  • Nikkan Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1997, 2007, 2008)
  • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (1996, 1998, 2004, 2005)
  • NOAH One Day Six Man Tag Team Tournament (2002 with Kenta and Kentaro Shiga)
  • Tokyo Sports Comeback Award (2007)
  • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1995 - with Mitsuhara Misawa vs. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada on 06/09)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1997 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 10/21)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1998 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 10/31)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2003 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 03/01)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2004 - vs. Jun Akiyama on 07/10)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2005 - vs. Kensuke Sasaki on 07/18)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2007 - with Yoshihiro Takiyama vs. Mitsuhara Misawa and Jun Akiyama on 12/02)
  • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2011 - with Keiji Mutoh vs. Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano on 08/27)
  • Tokyo Sports Rookie of the Year (1989)
  • Tokyo Sports Tag Team of the Year (1993 and 1994 with Mitsuhara Misawa, 1999 with Jun Akiyama)
  • Tokyo Sports Wrestler of the Year (1996, 1998)
  • WON Best Box Office Draw (2004, 2005)
  • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1998 - Burning Hammer)
  • WON Match of the Year (1992 - with Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon on 05/25)
  • WON Match of the Year (1998 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 10/31)
  • WON Match of the Year (1999 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 06/11)
  • WON Match of the Year (2003 - vs. Mitsuhara Misawa on 03/01)
  • WON Match of the Year (2004 - vs. Jun Akiyama on 07/10)
  • WON Match of the Year (2005 - vs. Samoa Joe on 10/01)
  • WON Most Improved Wrestler (1990)
  • WON Most Outstanding Wrestler (1993, 1994)
  • WON Tag Team of the Year (1995 with Mitsuhara Misawa, 1999 with Jun Akiyama)
  • WON Wrestler of the Year (1996, 2003-2005)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (class of 2002)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
  • BURNING - KENTA / Hideo Itami, Go Shiozaki, Kentaro Shiga, Takeshi Rikio, Tamon Honda, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi ( August 15, 2000 - September 25, 2006)
  • BURNING - Jun Akiyama, Kentaro Shiga, Yoshinobu Kanemaru ( August 25, 1998 - July 20, 2000)
  • Super Generation Army - Mitsuharu Misawa, Akira Taue, Jun Akiyama, Toshiaki Kawada, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Satoru Asako ( July 7, 1990 - September 8, 1998)
  • G.E.T. - John Laurinaitis / Johnny Ace, The Patriot ( May 18, 1997 - August 22, 1998)
  • Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuhara Misawa - Mitsuharu Misawa ( January 5, 1990 - May 31, 1997)
  • Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace - John Laurinaitis / Johnny Ace ( July 26, 1990 - October 24, 1991)
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