Hideo Itami

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Long before he joined WWE, Hideo Itami (Kenta) was ripping it apart in the North American and Japanese wrestling scene, making a major name for himself. He’s a widely respected wrestler, credited for being one of the most innovative of his generation.

Birthday: March 12th, 1981

Height: 5’9

Weight: 182 lb (82.5 kg)

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Ring Names:

  • Hideo Itami
  • Kenta
  • Kenta Kobayashi

Promotions They Have Wrestled For:

  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
  • Pro Wrestling Noah
  • Ring of Honor (ROH)
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW)

Titles Held:

  • GHC Heavyweight Championship
  • GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • GHC Tag Team Championship


  • Kenta Kobashi
  • Yoshihiro Takayama

Notable Career Highlights:
Former GHC Heavyweight Championship



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