“A move I invented, I thought up, and I’m not allowed to use it? It’s crazy.”
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
Weight: 182 lb (82.5 kg)
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
- Hideo Itami
- Kenta Kobayashi
Promotions They Have Wrestled For:
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- Ring of Honor (ROH)
- All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW)
- 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
The former Hideo Itami didn’t enjoy his time on the WWE main roster.
“I’m not just stupid Hideo Itami, now I’m KENTA. I want to fight him as KENTA.”
The 205 Live superstar and the company have parted ways.
Old rivals come together.
“You don’t abuse someone like that on their way out.”
One of the many superstars requesting their release.
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