Kenta Kobayashi

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Birthday
12, 1981
Birthplace
Soka, Japan
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1981 (age 38)
Birthplace
Soka, Japan

About

Japanese professional wrestler who has wrestled for the WWE NXT promotion under the ring name Hideo Itami. He was previously a Heavyweight, Junior Heavyweight and Nippon TV Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League Champion with Pro Wrestling Noah.

Before Fame

He was a successful amateur kickboxer before turning to professional wrestling.

Trivia

With partner Naomichi Marufuji, he won Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Tag Team of the Year award two straight years in 2003 and 2004.

Family Life

He was born in Soka, Saitama, Japan. In October 2010 he married singer Mai Mizuki.

Associated With

He and Yoshi Tatsu are both Japanese wrestlers who have performed in WWE NXT.