Kenta Kobashi

Title History

  •  AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Tiger Mask defeating Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat (April 9, 1990);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Johnny Ace defeating Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers for vacant titles (September 7, 1990);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Johnny Ace defeating Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat (July 8, 1991);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeating Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat (May 25, 1992);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Mitsuharu Misawa won Real World Tag Team Tournament (December 10, 1994);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Akira Taue (July 24, 1996);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Ace defeating Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (May 27, 1997);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Ace defeating Gary Albright & Steve Williams (October 4, 1997);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Toshiaki Kawada (June 12, 1998);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Jun Akiyama defeating Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (January 7, 1999);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Jun Akiyama defeating Yoshinari Ogawa & Mitsuharu Misawa (October 23, 1999);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Vader (February 27, 2000);
  • NOAH Global Honored Crown Heavyweight title defeating Mitsuharu Misawa (March 1, 2003);
  • NOAH Global Honored Crown Tag Team titles w/Tamon Honda defeating Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama (June 6, 2003);
  • NOAH Global Honored Crown Tag Team titles w/Tamon Honda defeating Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone (June 4, 2006);

Career Highlights

  • Kenta Kobashi formed a team with Patriot & Johnny Ace known as “GET” or Global Energy Team..
  • Kenta Kobashi was a member of the All Japan stable “Burning”..
  • June 11, 1998: Kenta Kobashi defeated Toshiaki Kawada for the All-Japan Triple Crown..
  • Kenta Kobashi is most known for his great “Triple Crown Championship” matches against Mitsuharu Misawa..
  • Kenta Kobashi combines all wrestling styles to create his own very unique “stiff” style of power, technical & risk taker..
  • Kenta Kobashi has also used one of the most devastating moves in wrestling, the “Burning Hammer”..
  • 2001: Kenta Kobashi had five knee operations and returned to the ring after 13 months of rehabing the injury..
  • September 10, 2004: Kenta Kobashi retained the GHC title over Akira Taue at Budokan Hall ..
  • March 5, 2005: Takeshi Rikio defeated Kenta Kobashi’s to end Kobashi’s two year reign as GHC heavyweight champion..
  • May 31, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA defeated Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • September 24, 2005–World League Wrestling: Kenta Kobashi defeated Wade Chism (WLW Champion) in a non-title match..
  • October 1, 2005 – Ring of Honor: Kenta Kobashi defeated Samoa Joe in the best match in the history of Ring of Honor..
  • October 2, 2005 – Ring of Honor: Kenta Kobashi & Homicide defeated Low Ki & Samoa Joe..
  • November 12, 2005–Universal Uproar: Jun Akiyama & Doug Williams defeated Go Shiozaki & Kenta Kobashi..
  • November 18 2005–NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga..
  • November 20, 2005–NOAH: Bison Smith & Low Ki defeated Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga..
  • November 21, 2005–NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Akira Taue defeated Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi ..
  • November 22, 2005–NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/Go Shiosaki
  • November 23, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & KENTA beat Scorpio & Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • November 24, 2005–NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki..
  • November 26, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Kentaro Shiga beat Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu & SUWA..
  • November 27, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa/Akira Taue beat KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji/Mushiking Terry ..
  • November 29, 2005–NOAH: Mitsuhari Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/KENTA..
  • December 4, 2005–NOAH: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Kenta Kobashi & Junji Izumida..
  • 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..
  • May 17, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Genba Hirayanagi.
  • June 8, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Makoto Hashi to win the GHC Hardcore Openweight title.
  • June 9, 2009–NOAH: KENTA & Kenta Kobashi defeated Bison Smith & Bobby Fish.
  • June 11, 2009–NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi defeated Go Shiozaki & KENTA.
  • July 21, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Masao Inoue to retain the GHC Hardcore Openweight title.
  • October 24, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Shuhei Taniguchi.
  • October 28, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Keith Walker to retain the GHC Hardcore Openweight title.
  • November 24, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Yuto Aijima to retain the GHC Hardcore Openweight title.
  • December 23, 2009–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi defeated Tamon Honda and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi in a 3-way match.
  • August 27, 2011–NJPW/AJPW/NOAH All Together: Keiji Muto & Kenta Kobashi defeated CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano).
  • January 26, 2012–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Ricky Marvin defeated No Mercy (Genba Hirayanagi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru).
  • January 29, 2012–NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama defeated Kenta Kobashi & Yuto Aijima.
  • January 31, 2012–NOAH: Akitoshi Saito, Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi defeated ANMU (Atsushi Aoki, Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki).
  • February 5, 2012–NOAH: Go Shiozaki & Kenta Kobashi defeated Atsushi Aoki & Jun Akiyama.
  • February 11, 2012–Diamond Ring: Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi defeated Diamond Ring (Kensuke Sasaki & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya).
  • February 14, 2012–NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama defeated Kenta Kobashi & Masao Inoue.
  • February 19, 2012–NJPW/AJPW/NOAH All Together: Keiji Muto & Kenta Kobashi defeated Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori.
  • May 11, 2013–NOAH: Jun Akiyama, Keiji Muto, Kensuke Sasaki & Kenta Kobashi defeated Go Shiozaki, KENTA, Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
  • 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.