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KENTA

Title History

 

  • NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Masamichi Marufuji defeating Takehiro Murahama & Jushin Liger (July 16, 2003);
  • NOAH Global Honored Crowned Junior Heavyweight title defeating Yoshinobu Kanemura (July 18, 2005);
  • NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Taiji Ishimori defeating BxB Hulk & Shingo Takagi (March 20, 2008);
  • NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight titles defeating “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (October 13, 2008);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Kenta Kobayashi made his debut in All Japan, but before he could start, he joined Mitsuharu Misawa’s NOAH promotion..
  • Kenta Kobayashi started using real name, but later changed it to KENTA (as not to be confused with Kenta Kobashi)..
  • KENTA was made a disciple of Kenta Kobashi’s “BURNING” group when NOAH was first created..
  • October 14, 2002: KENTA & Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga won a 1-Day Six Man Tag Team Tournament..
  • May 31, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • June 5, 2005–NOAH: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura beat Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA to win the GHC Jr. Tag Titles..
  • July 5, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Kotaro Suzuki..
  • July 18, 2005–NOAH: KENTA defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight title..
  • September 24, 2005–World League Wrestling: Superstar Steve Fender & Jason Bates defeated Dakota & KENTA
  • December 10, 2005–World League Wrestling: KENTA defeated Ace Steel to retain the GHC Junior title in an excellent match
  • December 17, 2005 – ROH: KENTA defeated Low Ki to retain NOAH’s GHC Junior title..
  • January 22, 2006–NOAH: KENTA defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 29:00 to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight title..
  • March 25, 2006 – Ring of Honor: KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji beat American Dragon & Samoa Joe in an International Dream match..
  • April 1, 2007 – NOAH: Bryan Danielson & Joe Legend & Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Ippei Ota…
  • April 3, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Bison Smith & Daniel Cross…
  • April 4, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA defeated Ted DiBiase Jr…
  • April 6, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Akira Taue & Masao Inoue…
  • April 7, 2007 – NOAH: Mohammed Yone & KENTA defeated Joe Legend & Ted DiBiase Jr…
  • April 8, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson & Daniel Cross…
  • April 10, 2007 – NOAH: Takuma Sano & Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura defeated Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Go Shiosaki…
  • April 12, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Ricky Marvin defeated Bison Smith & Bryan Danielson & Daniel Cross…
  • April 14, 2007 – NOAH: Bison Smith & Bryan Danielson & Ricky Marvin defeated Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Atsushi Aoki…
  • April 15, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson & Joe E. Legend…
  • April 16, 2007 – NOAH: Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano & Takashi Sugiura beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Go Shiosaki…
  • April 17, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Joe E. Legend & Daniel Cross…
  • April 20, 2007 – NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio & Yoshinobu Kanemaru beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Makoto Hashi…
  • April 23, 2007 – NOAH: Takuma Sano & Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Shuhei Taniguchi…
  • April 24, 2007 – NOAH: Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino defeated KENTA & Ippei Ota…
  • May 4, 2006–NOAH: Takashi Sugiura defeated KENTA to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight title in Sapporo, Japan…
  • May 17, 2007 – NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio & Yoshinobu Kanemaru beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • May 19, 2007 – NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Mushiking Terry beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • May 21, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Takeshi Rikio & Ippei Ota…
  • May 22, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Mohammed Yone & Go Shiosaki…
  • May 24, 2007 – NOAH: D-Lo Brown & Buchanan & Eddie Edwards defeated Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • May 27, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Takeshi Morishima & Shuhei Taniguchi…
  • May 29, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiosaki…
  • May 30, 2007 – NOAH: Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone & Tsutomu Hirayanagi beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Ippei Ota…
  • May 31, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA defeated Takeshi Rikio & Ippei Ota…
  • June 3, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA defeated Go Shiosaki…
  • June 7, 2007 – NOAH Fan Night 6 Man Tag Team Tournament: Event takes place in the city of Tokyo, Japan…
  • ~~~Round One: KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin defeated Junji Izumida & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Taiji Ishimori…
  • ~~~~~~Semi Final: Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiosaki & Ippei Ota defeated KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin…
  • June 8, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated TAKA Michinoku & KAZMA…
  • June 17, 2006 – ROH: KENTA defeated Samoa Joe and American Dragon in a 3-WAY ROH Classic..
  • June 23, 2006 – ROH: KENTA defeated Roderick Strong in a stiff match as expected..
  • June 24, 2006 – ROH: KENTA defeated Austin Aries with the Go To Sleep in an ROH Classic..
  • June 30, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA participated in an NTV Cup Battle Royal…
  • July 1, 2007 – NOAH: Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone & Makoto Hashi beat Takuma Sano & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • July 2, 2007 – NOAH: Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone & Ricky Marvin beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • July 3, 2007 – NOAH: Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin vs. KENTA & Taiji Ishimori ended in a 30:00 time limit draw…
  • July 6, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori vs. Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe ended in a 30:00 time limit draw..
  • July 7, 2007 – NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Shuhei Taniguchi beat Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori…
  • July 8, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone & Tsutomu Hirayanagi…
  • July 10, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori vs. Bryan Danielson & Davey Richards ended in a 30:00 time limit draw..
  • July 11, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Rocky Romero & Atsushi Aoki…
  • July 12, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Masao Inoue & Mushiking Terry & Ricky Marvin…
  • July 13, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Atsushi Aoki…
  • July 15, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Kota Ibushi…
  • August 4, 2006 – Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeated KENTA & Davey Richards..
  • August 5, 2006 – ROH: KENTA defeated Davey Richards in a Match of the Year Contender..
  • August 12, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura & Makoto Hashi…
  • August 14, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Takuma Sano & Ippei Ota…
  • August 15, 2007 – NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & KENTA & Taiji Ishimori beat Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Go Shiosaki…
  • August 19, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori & Rocky Romero defeated Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin & Ippei Ota…
  • August 20, 2007 – NOAH: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori defeated Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki…
  • September 15, 2006 – Ring of Honor: KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated The Briscoe Brothers..
  • September 16, 2006 – Ring of Honor: American Dragon defeated KENTA in 40 minutes to retain the ROH World title!
  • October 29, 2006: Naomichi Marufuji defeated KENTA to retain the GHC Geavyweight title at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
  • November 3, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated KENTA & Davey Richards..
  • November 4, 2006 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Matt Sydal with the Go-To-Sleep..
  • ~~~After the match, Samoa Joe slapped KENTA and told him to take that message back to Kenta Kobashi in Japan..
  • March 4, 2007: Takeshi Morishima defeated KENTA to retain the Ring of Honor title in a Japan at Budokan Hall..
  • May 11, 2007 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Delirious in a NOAH vs ROH match..
  • May 12, 2007 – Ring of Honor: American Dragon & Takeshi Morishima defeated KENTA & Nigel McGuiness…
  • June 22, 2007 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Rocky Romero (After the match: Davey Richards turned on KENTA!)..
  • June 23, 2007 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson in the main event..
  • July 16, 2007 – ROH Live from Tokyo: KENTA made an appearance saying he couldn’t compete due to a leg injury
  • November 2, 2007 – ROH: Mitsuharu Misawa & KENTA vs. Takeshi Morishima & Naomichi Marufuji ended in a 30-minute draw..
  • November 3, 2007 – Ring of Honor: Mitsuharu Misawa defeated KENTA to retain the (NOAH) GHC Heavyweight title..
  • September 14, 2008 – Ring of Honor: KENTA & Kota Ibushi vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima ended in a 35:00 draw..
  • October 13, 2008: KENTA defeated Bryan Danielson to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight title in Hiroshima…
  • March 20, 2009 – Ring of Honor: El Generico & KENTA defeated Nigel McGuinness & Davey Richards in the main event..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The finish saw KENTA hit the Go-To-Sleep on ROH World champion Nigel McGuinness..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~UPDATE: Nigel McGuinness suffered a serious arm injury which will require surgery and 4-6 months rest..
  • March 21, 2009 – Ring of Honor: Nigel McGuinness (with injury) defeated KENTA by Submission to retain ROH World title…
  • April 3, 2009 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Davey Richards to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight title…
  • April 4, 2009 – Ring of Honor: Tyler Black & KENTA defeated Austin Aries & Katsuhiko Nakajima in the main event..
  • May 29, 2009–ROH HDTV Taping (Episode #14): KENTA defeated Roderick Strong with the Go-To-Sleep (amazing match)..
  • May 30, 2009–ROH HDTV Taping (Episode #18):
  • ~~~The American Wolves & Chris Hero (w/Sara Del Rey & Shane Hagadorn) defeated KENTA & Kevin Steen & El Generico..
  • June 26, 2009 – Ring of Honor: The American Wolves defeated Roderick Strong & KENTA to retain the ROH Tag Team titles..
  • June 27, 2009 – Ring of Honor: KENTA defeated Tyler Black in a singles match..
  • August 14, 2009–ROH HDTV: KENTA & Bryan Danielson & Roderick Strong beat Chris Hero & Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards..
  • August 15, 2009–ROH HDTV Taping: KENTA defeated Chris Hero with the Go-To-Sleep…