December 25, 2005: Kenta Kobashi won “Best ROH Legend” and co-won “ROH Match of the Year” on the 2005 OWW.com Awards..
January 22, 2006–NOAH: Akebono & Takeshi Rikio defeated Kenta Kobashi & Jun Izumida…
May 4, 2006–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda beat Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Morishima to win the GHC Tag Team titles..
June 2006: Kenta Kobashi (aged 39) was hospitolized after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in Tokyo, Japan..
July 5, 2006: Kenta Kobashi underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his kidney in Tokyo..
December 2, 2007–NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama beat Kenta Kobashi (1st match back) & Yoshihiro Takayama..
Mike Aldren wrote (On June 29, 2010): Japanese legend Kenta Kobashi, 43, and Enka singer Mizuki Mai, 36, announced they are getting married in Tokyo on 10/1. The couple are said to have been dating for about 10 years. Kobashi, considered one of the all-time greats in professional wrestling, has been trying to rebuild his career of late following long term injury set backs and surviving kidney cancer in 2006. He is currently vice-president of Pro Wrestling NOAH, a position he took on last year shortly after the devastating death of Misawa Mitsuharu.
March 27, 1967
Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Height and Weight
6' 2" 260 lbs
Feburary 26, 1988
Rolling Back Chop
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