Kota Ibushi - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Kota Ibushi, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Kōta Ibushi (飯伏幸太) was born in Aira, Kagoshima, Japan on May 21, 1982, and he is currently 41 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, working for AEW, under the ring name of Kota Ibushi.

Currently, he is a member of the team of The Golden Elite.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Kōta Ibushi (飯伏幸太)
  • Ring Names
    • Kota Ibushi ( June 20, 2017 - Present)
    • Tiger Mask W ( October 10, 2016 - June 19, 2017)
    • Kota Ibushi ( July 1, 2004 - October 9, 2016)
    • Hustle Kamen Orange ( June 15, 2006 - June 17, 2006)
  • Born May 21, 1982 (age 41)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Aira, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (181 cm)
  • Weight
    • 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Nicknames Golden★Star; Independent Genius; Hard Hit Prince

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 1, 2004 - Present)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW July 19, 2023 Present
    Promotion Game Changer WrestlingGCW March 30, 2023 March 31, 2023
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 20, 2017 January 31, 2023
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 10, 2016 June 19, 2017
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT July 1, 2004 March 20, 2017
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 3, 2014 February 21, 2016
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 5, 2009 October 2, 2014
    Promotion HUSTLE June 15, 2006 June 17, 2006
    Promotion INDY July 1, 2004 October 9, 2016
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face July 1, 2004 Present
  • Images
    Jun 2017
    Jun 2017
    Oct 2016
    Oct 2016
    Jul 2004
    Jul 2004

  • Finishers
    • Kamigoye - Double Wrist-Lock Knee Strike To Kneeled Opponent ( August 1, 2017 - Present)
    • Phoenix Splash - Corkscrew 450° Splash ( July 1, 2004 - Present)
    • Phoenix-Plex - Bridging Package Fallaway Powerbomb ( May 5, 2009 - Present)
    • Golden Trigger - with Kenny Omega - Simultaneous Wrist-Lock Knee Strikes ( February 23, 2018 - December 15, 2018)
    • Last Ride-Style Tiger Driver - Double Underhook Elevated Sitout Powerbomb ( October 10, 2016 - June 19, 2017)
    • Golden Shower - with Kenny Omega - Double 450° Splash from the same turnbuckle ( January 18, 2009 - October 26, 2014)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "GOD STAR" by DUAL - Single ( March 30, 2023 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Golden Star (2020 Version)" by Yonosuke Kitamura - Single ( January 4, 2020 - March 29, 2023)
    • Theme Song "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas - with The Golden Elite - Team ( July 19, 2023 - July 19, 2023)
    • Theme Song "Golden Star" by Yonosuke Kitamura - Single ( December 22, 2009 - December 15, 2019)
    • Theme Song "Air Man Ga Taosenai" by Team.Nekokan - with Kenny Omega - Team ( January 18, 2009 - October 26, 2014)
    • Theme Song "27" by Breaking Point - Single ( July 1, 2004 - December 21, 2009)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    • 3 IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NEVER Openweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Hiroshi Tanahashi)
    • 1 IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Kenny Omega)

    Dramatic Dream Team / DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 IMGP World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship
    • 2 KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (1 with Gota Ihashi & Kenny Omega, 1 with Daisuke Sasaki & Kenny Omega)
    • 3 KO-D Openweight Championship
    • 5 KO-D Tag Team Championship (2 with Kenny Omega, 1 with Daichi Kakimoto,1 with Danshoku Dino, 1 with Daisuke Sasaki)

    El Dorado Wrestling

    • 1 UWA World Tag Team Championship (with KAGETORA)

    Kaiju Big Battel

    • 1 KBB Hashtag Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW G1 Climax Winner (2019, 2020)
    • NJPW Best of Super Juniors Winner (2011)
    • NJPW New Japan Cup Winner (2015)
    • NJPW Concurso Winner (2020)
    • Chikara Rey de Voladores (2009)
    • DDT Go-1 Climax Winner (2014)
    • DDT KO-D Tag League Winner (2005 - with Daichi Kakimoto)
    • DDT KO-D Openweight Championship Contendership Tournament Winner (2009)
    • DDT48/Dramatic Sousenkyo Winner (2012, 2014)
    • DDT Best Match Award (2012 - vs. Kenny Omega, 08/18)
    • Toryumon Mexico Young Dragons Cup Winner (2006)
    • Último Dragón Fiesta Dragon Mixture Tournament Winner (2006 – with Daichi Kakimoto, Fuka & Seiya Morohashi)
    • CBS Sports NJPW Wrestler of the Year (2018)
    • Kaientai Dojo Tag Team Best Bout K-Award (2007 - with Madoka vs. TAKA Michinoku & Dick Togo, 12/01)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (2022)
    • WON Best Flying Wrestler (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
    • WON Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2015 - vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on 01/04)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (2010 - with Kenny Omega vs. Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW 10/11; 2013 - vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, NJPW 08/04)
    • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (2009, 2019)
    • Nikkan Sports Best Tag Team Award (2010 - with Kenny Omega)
    • Nikkan Sports Technique Award (2009, 2010)
    • Japan Indie Awards - MVP Award (2007, 2009)
    • Japan Indie Awards - Best Bout Award (2008 - vs. Kenny Omega, DDT 08/06; 2011 - vs. Dick Togo, DDT 03/27; 2012 - vs. Kenny Omega, DDT 08/18; 2014 - with Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo, DDT 09/28)
    • 5° in PWI 500 (2021)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Golden Elite - Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson ( July 12, 2023 - Present)
    • Golden☆Ace - Hiroshi Tanahashi ( January 6, 2020 - June 15, 2021)
    • Golden☆Lovers - Kenny Omega ( February 23, 2018 - December 15, 2018)
    • Golden☆Storm Riders - Kenny Omega, Daisuke Sasaki, Gota Ihashi, Suguru Miyatake ( May 9, 2014 - October 11, 2015)
    • Golden☆Lovers - Kenny Omega ( January 18, 2009 - October 26, 2014)
    • Golden☆Rendezvous - Kenny Omega, Gota Ihashi, Daisuke Sasaki ( May 6, 2013 - May 17, 2014)
    • Kota Ibushi & KAGETORA - KAGETORA ( February 27, 2008 - July 16, 2008)

Kota Ibushi Game Appearances

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