'''Kobashi! Kobashi! Kobashi!'''

Who is '''Kenta Kobashi'''? Simply put, he is one of the greatest practitioners of [[ProfessionalWrestling puroresu]] in history. Kobashi started his career with Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling by losing 63 matches in a row, all to establish him as the ultimate {{Determinator}}. He eventually rose to the main event and put on legendary bouts with longtime nemesis Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa, [[OvershadowedByAwesome Akira Taue]], and [[BloodKnight Toshiaki Kawada]]. [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Oh, and he killed cancer with a Burning Hammer]].

Announced his retirement in December 2012 -- 25 years after his first match -- before spending the next four months training just for his retirement match, which was held on May 11th, 2013.

!!'''The following tropes are found in Kenta Kobashi:'''

* AlliterativeName: Far as anyone knows, or is willing to reveal, it's his only ring name.
* CaptainErsatz: He, or rather, lawyer friendly he, has been a regular in ''Videogame/FireProWrestling''.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Fighting Spirit!
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Orange when he was with Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling.
* {{Determinator}}: His (original) defining trait.
* FinishingMove: Kenta Kobashi used the Burning Hammer seven times in his career. It won the match every time.
* LightningBruiser: In his early years, complete with having a moonsault for his finisher, although age and a horrific number of knee injuries (at least in part racked up from said moonsaults) turned him into a MightyGlacier.
* MadeOfIron: He used to absorb insane amounts of punishment in his matches.
* TheMentor: To Wrestling/KentaKobayashi. To avoid confusion with his mentor, Kobayashi changed his ring name to KENTA (all caps and in Roman letters).
** Was also also mentor and tag partner to Gou Shiozaki who at one point was essentially "mini Kobashi."
* PecFlex: Even when he's just goofing off it can be rather intimidating.
* RealMenWearPink: Don't laugh at his pink shorts!
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Absolute Champion]], [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes Orange Crush]], Iron Man (See MadeOfIron above).
* RetiredBadass: Wrestled his last match, an 8-man tag team, on May 11, 2013 at NOAH Final Burning in Budokan.
* UnderwearOfPower: He has plenty of patterns and colors for variety(though he usually just sticks to black) but if you see him in anything else, he probably won't be wrestling.